Elderly dog battling cancer gets a new ride from Home Depot

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A 15-year-old dog battling cancer in his leg has a new way of getting around thanks to the kindness of two Home Depot employees in Hawthorne. (KABC)

A 15-year-old dog battling cancer in his leg has a new way of getting around thanks to the kindness of two Home Depot employees in Hawthorne.

Dog owner Risa Feldman wanted to build a cart for her best friend Ike, so she asked an employee for help.

"I showed him the cart that I was trying to use and I asked him, 'What can I do to change this cart and build it so that it's longer or his size?' He just shook his head and said, 'Let me give it some thought and I'll call you later,'" Feldman said.

That employee -- Ernesto Moran -- did think about it. Along with his co-worker Justin Wadman, the pair came up with a solution.

They custom-built a wagon to Ike's size. It includes a small ramp to make it easier for him to climb up.

In addition to Ike's Trike, they're also building a ramp so the pooch can get in and out of Feldman's car easily.

"I offered to build this for her and let her know that it's something that Home Depot offers - giving back to our customers," Moran said.

Feldman was so touched, she reached out to Eyewitness News to share her story.

"I just wanted people to know that there are still people out there who do good things, really," Feldman said.

Ike gets his new ride Thursday.

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