World’s oldest dog put down

January 16, 2010

The title of World’s Oldest Dog has been vacated following the sad demise of Otto, the Dachshund-Terrier cross, BBC News reports.

The Shropshire resident was a month shy of his 21st birthday when his owners, Lynn and Peter Jones, took the unenviable decision to have him euthanased.

Otto had been suffering from a stomach tumour, and could no longer tolerate his discomfort.

“He couldn’t sit or lie down comfortably and he was trying to tell us that he’d had enough, so we made the decision to end his suffering and took him to the vet this morning,” Mrs Jones told the BBC.