They say a dog is a man’s best friend. Our pets usually show us more affection and love than we give back but in this one scenario, a couple has forked up $100,000 to get cloned versions of their deceased pet dog. Britons Richard Remde and Laura Jacques, a couple from United Kingdom were devastated when their pet boxer Dylan passed away from a brain tumor. They got in touch with a South Korean firm called Sooam Biotech Research Foundation and paid uSD$100,000 to use Dylan’s DNA as the basis for a new puppy who’s both a replacement and a tribute to their deceased boxer.
As the final result, the couple got two new puppies named Chance and Shadow and claim the puppies have a strong resemblance to the dog they had just lost. They made the following statement to The Guardian regarding Chance and Shadow.
After they got him out I still couldn’t quite believe it had happened. But once he started making noises I knew it was real. Even as a puppy of just a few minutes old I can’t believe how much he looks like Dylan. All the colorings and patterns on his body are in exactly the same places as Dylan had them.
Whether you think this to be heartwarming or somewhat disturbing is fully subjective, but of course most people do not have $100,000 in cash to clone their dead pets. Regardless, the couple seems to be happy and hopefully Chance and Shadow grow up to be healthy canines.