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The story of a homeless man's unconditional love for his sick dog has triggered an outpouring of support for the dog and his down-and-out owner.

Last month, Charles Gilliam had been living on the streets of Los Angeles when his companion Big, an 11-year-old mixed retriever/terrier, fell sick. According to Life with Dogs, Big became "lethargic" and had stopped eating.

Gilliam is said to have then visited a veterinarian, who told him that his dog had a "large inoperable tumor" and that Big should be euthanized.

Refusing to give up but resigned to the worst, Gilliam returned to the streets with Big, and began asking people if they would donate money to help save his pet.

Fortuitously for Gilliam, model and animal rights activist Jasmine Dustin saw the pair.

"On Saturday morning I met this homeless man

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A nice story. We need more like this.

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Ok. First off... I was NEVER homeless... I NEVER lived on the streets.

Jasmin ASSUMED I was homeless and living on the streets because I was sitting there with my sick dog passing out business cards looking for help with my baby dog.

I corrected her on the photo she posted on her Facebook.

I am a Human, Earth and Animal activist myself--->http://www.HeavyFed.com

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^ Thanks for your post -- always good to hear from the source. ;)

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