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November 17, 2016

NBC10 news anchor Keith Jones credits his dog with helping him heal after girlfriend's death

Jones spoke of the connection he and Charlie share in an interview with PawCulture

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NBC10 Philadelphia news anchor Keith Jones poses with his puppy, Charlie, who he says helped him cope in his darkest days following the death of his girlfriend Cara McCollum.

Scrolling through NBC10 Philadelphia news anchor Keith Jones’ Instagram feed, it quickly becomes clear he’s a man who loves his dog.

The 14-month-old Australian shepherd can be spotted in several photos with his human dad, oftentimes also in front of the news cameras.

Jones recently shared in an interview with PawCulture just how much Charlie means to him.

In the interview, Jones explained how Charlie has helped him to find joy in his darkest days following the February death of his girlfriend, Cara McCollum, a former Miss New Jersey who worked as a TV news anchor at SNJ Today.

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SNJ Today shared a video tribute to Cara McCollum, a former Miss New Jersey and SNJ Today anchor who died in February.

McCollum was killed in a car crash just a few weeks after she and Jones had adopted Charlie, then a 10-week-old puppy.

“He’ll jump right up in my lap or lick my face when I start to feel down," Jones told PawCulture, noting animals' amazing ability to understand and show compassion for humans' emotions.

Read the full interview here.

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