Walter’s obvious proprietor, Victoria Leigh, addressed and slammed the demise rumors on the canine’s Instagram web page. You will need to be aware that Walter’s Instagram account just isn’t verified, but it surely does have almost 200,000 followers.
Within the submit, Victoria included the viral photographs that advised that Walter died, and he or she defined that these photographs have been of a unique canine named Billy. The canine within the photographs was shot throughout an armed theft in Philadelphia in February of 2020.
“Howdy, customers of the web. I do not know the place this picture originated, however I’m glad to report that Nelson is NOT lifeless. The injured canine within the vet photographs is called Billy. He was shot defending his proprietor throughout an armed theft, however has since made a full restoration (see second slide). Billy would not deserve for use as a hoax to unfold disappointment,” the caption started. “Billy deserves nice recognition for his bravery and awesomeness.”
“If something (god forbid) ever occurs to Nelson, updates will come from his social media accounts, right here and on Twitter, @.PupperNelson. The rest you see on-line is only a rumor…” the caption concluded.
In a observe up submit, Victoria poked enjoyable on the demise poke rumors by placing up a photograph of Walter/Nelson holding a bit of paper with the time, date and the phrases “I Am Alive” on his nostril.
Although it’s unsettling that Walter / Nelson was concerned in a hoax, followers of the meme can be glad to be taught that there isn’t a reality to the rumors of his demise. Plus, coping with a demise hoax is oftentimes a prerequisite of being a star.