A Dog Named WIFFLE Ball Gets Forever Home For Christmas


WIFFLE Ball is a 5-year-old terrier mix who, sadly, has been struck with terminal cancer… WIFFLE Ball has had a number of health issues since arriving at Richmond Animal League in Virginia. WIFFLE Ball tested positive for a very severe case of heart worms and after he overcame that, caught pneumonia. Now, after battling those illnesses, the doctors have discovered WIFFLE Ball has lymphoma.

Upon this horrible news, the shelter wanted WIFFLE Ball to enjoy the time he had left. They quickly discovered some of WIFFLE Ball’s favorite things include: McDonald’s french fries and Pup Cups from Starbucks, as you can see in this video that was posted to RAL’s Facebook page:


The video was posted on December 16th with the caption, “WIFFLE Ball has survived so much since coming to RAL, but now he has cancer he is not going to overcome. The least we could do is give WIFFLE Ball a very good day at the end of a very bad year. That day was today. Someone is coming to meet WIFFLE Ball on Sunday and wants to adopt him. We’re going to do all that we can to make sure he has many more good days in the coming weeks. Thank you all for supporting us and making days like today possible. Love.”

WIFFLE Ball’s story began to go viral, being spotted not only in Virginia, but Utah and Chicago as well. His story also made it’s way to AOL News and People Magazine. Here is a clip from one of the segments that aired:

Finally, on December 18th, RAL made one more post about WIFFLE Ball… and this was the best news yet!

WIFFLE Ball found his Forever Home… and just in time for Christmas! If that news doesn’t melt your heart, you might not be human.

Merry Christmas WIFFLE Ball! We hope you get to enjoy all of the french fries and Pup Cups your little heart desires!

Check out Richmond Animal League‘s Facebook page for up to date information about WIFFLE Ball’s story.

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