Last week, just a month shy of his eight birthday, the dog who held the Guinness World Record for "tallest dog," died.
The sad news of "Giant George's" passing was shared on his Facebook fan page on October 18.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday.
We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years. We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works.
Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.
-Team Giant George
On February 15, 2010, Giant George's status as "World's Tallest Dog," was verified by Guinness World Records; George measured an awe-inspiring 43 inches.
On Tuesday, "Team Giant George," announced their desire to see November 17 (George's birthday) designated as Giant George Service Day.
The following was shared on the Giant George Facebook page:
November 17 marks my 8th birthday, and although I cannot be there in body, I can be there in spirit. I would like to make November 17 Giant George Service Day...a day for GG Nation to honor my spirit by giving of their time and/or shekels to an animal cause that is important to each of you.
Those who followed along with the massive dog's daily adventures continue to leave messages of love and support for those George left behind.
Follow Giant George's Facebook page here.
Rest in peace George.
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