North Carolina family makes bucket list for dog with terminal cancer

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WTHR) — One Wilmington, North Carolina family is getting ready to lose a beloved member, but they're making sure he goes out with a bang.

Doctors gave the MIller's pet Parson Russell Terrier, Jack, around two months to live at the beginning of October. But instead of living his last days in mourning, the family decided to make a bucket list for their 14-year-old pup.

In addition to filling his last days with snuggles and love, jack's humans also made other goals like eating a full-course steak dinner, take a few trips to the beach, and ride in a police car.

There's a Facebook page following Jack's last days, and people have been sharing plenty of messages of encouragement and support.

"The outreach and support from the community has been pretty overwhelming and humbling to say the least," owner Jeremy Miller told NBC affiliate WECT.

He's already crossed a few things off the list, like going on a boat ride and planning to visit a farm and take a surfing lesson.

Jack's wish to ride in a police car, complete with sirens, came true Sunday.

A sergeant with the Wilmington Police Department made jack a K-9 for a day.

To follow along with Jack's journey with cancer, follow his Facebook page here.

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