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Man Buys Super Bowl Ad To Thank Vets Who Saved His Dog

Scout being hugged by a vet at The University of Wisconsin
January 30, 2020
95.1 Shine
Caroline Burk

This past summer, a 7-year-old golden retriever named Scout collapsed and the vets told his owner that the pup had only one month to live.

Well, Scout’s owner, David Macneil looked in those puppy eyes and knew he simply couldn’t say goodbye just yet.

Macneil decided to take Scout to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine to see what they could do and the vets again gave Macneil some tough news: They could try to help, but Scout had about a one percent chance of surviving.

Despite the troubling news and against all odds, Scout’s tumor was nearly eradicated by intense treatments and he lives to tell the tale… literally.

Scout’s story is shared in a 30 second Super Bowl ad that Macneil bought to thank the vets for being the reason why his precious pet is able to live to see another Super Bowl!

This won’t be Scout’s first TV appearance though; the world was actually introduced to the retriever during the 2019 Super Bowl in a commercial for WeatherTech, which the dog’s owner happens to be the CEO and founder of.

This year’s ad is a bit different as it shares Scout’s amazing victory over cancer and showcases the vets at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine who made it possible.

You can watch the adorable Scout tell you his story himself in the ad below!

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