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This Woman Snapchatted Her Dog's Last Day On Earth And Now My Heart Is Broken

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"It was the worst thing I've had to choose in my life," Amick told BuzzFeed News.

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"Hannah Bear was my best friend and by far the greatest dog I've had in my life," she said. "Making the choice to part with her won't ever leave my heart."


She documented Hannah's last day on her Snapchat and posted it privately to her Facebook page and shared it to a group page for PetSmart employees.

After a few of her colleagues asked to share Hannah's story, she made the post on her personal Facebook page public.

By the next day, it had been shared more than 100,000 times.

Amick said most of the responses she has received have been supportive and caring.

She said some have criticized her decision to put Hannah down, as Hannah looked quite healthy.

"Hannah was honestly my best friend," she said. "I only did what I knew was best for her in the end."

Some of the responses, she said, were just "weird." Amick said a girl on Imgur was pretending to be her and told a lot of news sites that Hannah was her dog.

"[The girl] even started a GoFundMe account to try and raise money for Hannah's 'urn,'" Amick said. "That was a bit stressful."

Amick said she was surprised that Hannah's story has been shared by so many people.

"I really wasn't quite sure at first if I liked that thought or not," Amick said. "It's been hard to log on and see her all over, but I'm glad she's touching so many hearts. She held mine for so many years and still does."

Kassy Cho is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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