Dog with cancer becomes honorary firefighter

Mister Molson was given the bucket list of a lifetime; he also got married and became a sergeant


By FireRescue1 Staff

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A cancer-stricken dog with months to live was given the bucket list of a lifetime.

CW39 reported that Tim Griffin’s 12-year-old dog Mister Molson was diagnosed with cancer and given months to live. Griffin decided to make the most out of it by making a bucket list for him.

“Everybody was sad … with the kids also; I wanted to try to take it as an opportunity to be less negative about it. It’s been 12 weeks since his surgery and in those 12 weeks we’ve had a lot of fun.”

Mister Molson became an honorary firefighter with the York County Fire Department, Sergeant Molson with the Pennsylvania State Police and even president.

“With a unanimous vote they elected him to be the president of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 229,” Griffin said.

Mister Molson also had a wedding with another dog.

“When I come home and he’s not there, just not having him by my side all the time – I think is when it’s really gonna sink in,” Griffin said. 

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