Created: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:15:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:06:37 CST
He was known as an ambassador and example of how the community can make a difference in the life of an animal. The Central Nebraska Humane Society is saying goodbye to a dear friend and the shelter's mascot.
Angus T Loner died last Friday, June 27. Before calling the Humane Society his home, the bull mastiff was abandoned at the Swift plant and wandered around east Grand Island for more than 4 years.
After several attempts, he was finally caught by the Humane Society in 2009. Angus even made his national television debut when Animal Planet caught wind of his story.
Those at the shelter say he had an amazing journey from a dumped wild dog to a loving friend.
After thousands have fed him, loved him and visited him, they say Angus is the purest example of the difference a caring and compassionate community can make for animals.