Fulfilling a dog’s bucket list: Rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer eats out at 1787 Brewing Co.

Steve MacBeth of 1787 Brewing Company served Safyre, a rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer, with foster Mom Carrie Castner (right).
Steve MacBeth of 1787 Brewing Company served Safyre, a rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer, with foster Mom Carrie Castner (right). Lisa Mitchell - Digital First Media
Steve MacBeth of 1787 Brewing Company served Safyre, a rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer, a meal of chicken. Eating out at a restaurant is part of her bucket list.
Steve MacBeth of 1787 Brewing Company served Safyre, a rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer, a meal of chicken. Eating out at a restaurant is part of her bucket list. Lisa Mitchell - Digital First Media

Steve MacBeth of 1787 Brewing Company served an unusual dinner guest during the pub’s Friends and Family Night on May 11.

Safyre, a rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer, was served a doggie plate of chicken. Eating out at a restaurant is part of her bucket list.

Foster Mom Carrie Castner, from Easton, of Outcast Rescue based in Lehigh Valley, explained that the 2-year-old mixed breed dog was rescued from an actively high-kill shelter in Philadelphia.

“She was brought there in horrible condition. She had a severe skin infection. Pretty much no hair. She looked like a burn victim,” said Castner.

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Safyre was diagnosed with cancer. Surgery removed a large mass from her back but it returned. Diagnosed an aggressive form of cancer, Safyre has been given at most three months to live.

“We’re trying to fit a lot of fun into her life,” said Castner, explaining that eating out a restaurant is part of Safyre’s bucket list.

Obviously happy to be eating out on the patio of 1787, Safyre greeted people with kisses, a big doggie smile and a wagging tail.

“She walked through hell and came out an angel,” said Castner. “She is a fighter.”

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Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell is the editor of The Kutztown Patriot and Managing Editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers. Reach the author at lmitchell@berksmontnews.com or follow Lisa on Twitter: @kutztownpatriot.