Man’s swim with ailing dog goes viral


John Unger and Schoep’s friendship started when Unger adopted Schoep from a shelter as a puppy 19 years ago. Time has given them memories, but it has also taken a toll on Schoep’s body. “This joint right here kind of freezes up,” Unger said pointing to Schoep’s hind leg. Arthritis and hip dysplasia have settled into Schoep’s joints. The only comfort now is a routine that keeps Schoep off his feet. Unger takes Schoep out into Lake Superior for a dip as often as they can. Read ABC7 and prepare to get teary-eyed WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral


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