Boy makes bucket list for dying service dog

Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 21, 2012

(WTVR) – An 11-year-boy’s bucket list of sorts for his dying service dog is going viral online — and dog treats are pouring in from all over the world.

Cole Hein suffers a condition called Apnea,  which means he can stop breathing unexpectedly. As a result, he has needed constant supervision since he was born.

Bingo, a specially trained Jack Russell terrier, joined the family in 2005 and forever changed their lives.

In fact, Bingo let Cole’s mother tend to the family’s other children and get stuff done around the house. Bingo watched over Cole and provided a constant source of love and companionship, especially while Cole underwent numerous surgeries at the hospital.

According to a Facebook group started by Cole’s mom, the now 13-year-old Bingo suffers from a life-threatening disease. Cole created what he calls a “lick it” list for the dog. Here’s the list from Facebook:

1) This is where the Lick It List comes from Cole would like his friends and family to send Bingo dog treats from where ever they live so that Bingo can ‘TASTE” world. 

2) Take Bingo for one last “public” outing to Ruckers. It is a place that you go and play video games etc…

3) To walk around the block twice with Bingo but Cole broke it down to 1 block one day and then the 2nd block the next day.

4) A photo shoot with just Bingo and Cole (this has already been arranged)

Below is an address where you can send treats to Bingo. The family said any extras will be donated to local animal shelters.

Also, the page says the family is not accepting monetary donations, but asks folks to send treats or make donations to their local shelters. After all, Cole wants to help animals everywhere. 

Cole Hein/Bingo Hein
PO Box 413
Shilo, MB
R0K 2A0