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Last walk for man's best friend

Walnut the whippet is 18 years old Photo: Mark Woods

A dog owner has invited people to join him for one last walk with his beloved pet before the animal is put to sleep.

Mark Woods made an emotional plea on social media asking friends and family to join him on a Cornish beach on Saturday when he takes Walnut for one last walk.

Walnut, an 18 year old whippet, is deteriorating in health and so his owner Mark has made the heartbreaking decision to have the dog put to sleep.

He has posted an open invitation for people - and their pets - to join him on Porth Beach in Newquay on Saturday 12th November.

The post reads:

"Sadly I am having to have Walnut euthanised on Saturday 12th November and so we will be having a last walk together on his beloved Porth Beach at 9.30am.

"I would love it if dog lovers/owners and friends would join us for a celebration of Walnut on his favourite Porth Beach.

"He has had an incredible life and having reached the grand age of 18 is ready for his final sleep. Hope to see you on Saturday."

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