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Homeless man chooses dog above treatment and housing: “I am loved, I will not leave him”

Amy Christie

A man who lives in North Carolina has decided the affection he shares with his dog goes beyond his need for housing and surgery.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to find a place to live that will take both him and the dog in, and his treatment can’t go through until he has a stable home due to recovery requirements.

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Dogs are most loyal friends, and that is undoubtedly true for Donald Dickerson.

“When he looks at me, I just know I am loved. I named him Duude. That’s he’s my dude. We have a very close connection,” the man said for WGHP.

Dickerson and Duude are always together, and they usually spend their time in the woods. They live at a campsite for now.

“I could already have a place to live, but they wanted me to foster my dog. I’m not doing that,” the man shared, according to Sunnyskyz.

The man also needs a knee replacement, but even though his treatment was scheduled to take place months ago, doctors can’t operate on him yet due to his housing situation and the recovery he will need to go through.

“When the doctors learned I was homeless, they said we must postpone it until I find a place because someone has to come and take care of me,” Dickerson explained.

Until now, he hasn’t found any place that will take him in together with his dog.

“I can’t give him up. If I must be homeless and go on without surgery and continue to be in pain, I will because I will not leave him,” the man concluded despite the difficult situation he has to face.

A GoFundMe account was started for donations to Dickerson and Duude. You can use this link if you want to help them have a better Christmas, preferably under a roof.

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