Mayor Takes Beloved Dog Dying Of Cancer On Cross-Country Road Trip


By Meredith Ganzman

10-year-old Japanese wolf dog Mura has terminal blood cancer and only months left to live. But her owner is making the most of the time they have left. And that began with going on the ultimate cross-country road trip together.

Massachusetts Mayor Paul Heroux was supposed to travel the Middle East. But when he got the bad news about Mura, he changed his plans.

They stopped in 24 states, from California to New York and West Virginia, as well as Canada. The pair racked up more than 8,000 miles in less than two weeks.  

It’s been the best ride of Mura’s life, Heroux says.