WISCONSIN — Scout MacNeil, the doggy face of WeatherTech, has died after a long battle with cancer.
The MacNeil family shared the news on Scout's Instagram page Sunday night.
Scout was featured in many WeatherTech ads, including a SuperBowl ad that got a lot of attention after airing.
He was also apart of the UW-Madison veterinary school family, as that's where he was treated. According to the Instagram post, the doctors fought valiantly to save Scout.
In the past weeks, Scout's tumors began to bleed around his heart and lungs. The doctors did everything they could to stop it but Scout's quality of life had "seriously declined," according to the post.
Following his passing, the University of Wisconsin Veterinary school released a statement saying, "Scout touched many lives and we share our condolences with all who feel his loss. We will proudly carry on Scout’s legacy and his shining spirit."
From all of as at TMJ4 News, rest in peace Scout. We express our deepest condolences to Scout's family.
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Dear friends, Our beloved Golden Retriever Scout MacNeil has crossed the rainbow bridge into a place where he does not have to fight cancer anymore. In the last couple of weeks the cancer tumors started to bleed around his heart and around his lungs. The doctors were able to stop the bleeding for a while, but his body became anemic and weak. Scout was fighting hard and he bravely tried his best to stay strong, but it became clear his quality of life had seriously declined. Of course there is much sadness as he will be unbelievably missed, but we have so much to be grateful for because we knew his sweet and loving soul. Sweet is just the beginning when describing Scout. He was something larger than life that is hard to put into words. Kind, loving, caring, joyful, happy, intuitive, and brave are just a few. Nonetheless, he had an ability to reach right into your heart and make you feel loved. He lived to love and to be loved. Scout will live on in all the people he met including his amazing Doctors at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary School who valiantly tried to save him. Scout’s legacy will live on by the lives he touched with his enormous spirit and by bringing international attention to canine cancer and his own personal fight against hemangiosarcoma cancer. When Scout passed away today, a little of all of us died with him. Scout started his life in Midway, Texas playing with all of his siblings on a farm. Today he died a hero. He was everyone’s sweet little baby puppy golden angel and will remain in our hearts forever.🧡