Sharon Lohman, with New Beginnings for Merced County Animals, said Bones, the emaciated dog who captured the hearts of many Mercedians after he was rescued and till he died, will be buried Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Fresno Pet Cemetery.
She said the Central Valley Monument Co. has donated a headstone with his photo and story on it.
She also issued a statement: "The support each of you offered through calls, cards, donations and caring for him was very humbling and touching. So many, many of you supported him his last week and a half of life. It was heartbreaking to lose him. Although even after his death I heard from people who told me how he touched their lives."