Couple Sacrifices Wedding Fund to Save Dog

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A happy couple passed over the chance to become legally wed in order to stay a happy -- if unofficial -- family with their new pooch. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, engaged pair Melanie Cannon and Eddie Hanna put their wedding fund towards saving the life of their Pit Bull mix, Koda.

The dog-loving duo adopted Koda from the Halifax Humane Society last year, instantly falling in love with the friendly pooch. But shortly after they brough Koda home, the dog developed serious medical problems, including a horrible case of live shunt. To survive, Koda needed immediate help and lifelong treatment.

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Determined to keep Koda as a long-term family member, Hanna and Cannon postponed their wedding and used the funds for the nuptials to treat their furry friend. This is the second time the pair postponed the wedding, rescheduling once before due to the death of Cannon's grandmother.

Touched by the animal lovers' devotion to their dog, the Halifax Humane Society encouraged businesses from around the community to donate goods and services to help the couple finally tie the knot. And folks eagerly responded. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of donations, providing almost everything the pair needed, went towards the newlyweds' happy nuptials this past weekend.

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Pearl Nestor

This is a wonderful story, event. Saving a member of their family in an emergency is a most noble, selfless thing to do over your wants. They are lucky to have each other and Koda is lucky to have them. I would never marry anyone at the risk of someones life, even if it was a pet. It speaks volumes on what kind of people they are and what they value. They have treasure in Heaven and a great marriage of many years and loving. I am so happy for them, and Koda too. God bless all three of you, and more to follow too!

September 11 2012 at 11:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Beautiful story. got me choked up.
I would have definitely done the same.
Stories like this restores my faith in humanity...

September 11 2012 at 11:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Could have just put it on the roof and drove it to DC and Obama could have it for dinner- problem solved have the wedding so a couple of attorneys can profit on the divorce.

September 11 2012 at 10:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Weddings are overrated, marriages not so much. No need to put the wedding off - just get married in a simpler manner, without spending the big bucks. You'll be just as married.

September 11 2012 at 8:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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That was my thought exactly

September 11 2012 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No reason to put off getting married. A wedding performed at the courthouse is just as valid as one with 'all the trimmings.'

September 11 2012 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would have done the same thing!

September 11 2012 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

what a great family saving their dog!!!!!

September 11 2012 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This are really wonderful people who care about animals! May they blessed in many ways.

September 11 2012 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

These are genuine people who really care about animals!

September 11 2012 at 5:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

thats dumb, pitbulls need to be extinct

September 11 2012 at 5:13 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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