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Bethesda Pays Tribute To Fallout Star Dogmeat, Donate $10,000 To The Humane Society

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Bethesda Pays Tribute To Fallout Star Dogmeat, Donate $10,000 To The Humane Society

Throughout the Fallout series, there are pretty much two constants. One, war never changes. Two, there'll at least be a dog to make pals with, by the name of Dogmeat. And when the real-life dog who inspired Fallout 4's version of Dogmeat, a female German Shepherd by the name of River, passed away in June, the Fallout community paid tribute in a very touching way.

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Now, PC Gamer reports that Fallout developers Bethesda have gone a step further in paying tribute to River, and have donated $10,000 to the Montgomery County Humane Society, based in Maryland, USA - the same part of the world that the famous studio set itself up in, way back in 1986.

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The official Xbox twitter account - Bethesda is owned by Microsoft these days - tweeted out confirmation of the donation, and provided a link for anyone else who wanted to contribute. They quote-tweeted Bethesda developer Joel Burgess, who previously broke the sad news to the world, before posting a thread celebrating River's contributions to the Fallout 4 team.

He wrote, at the end of June: "The more they (the Fallout 4 team) bonded with her, the more they saw Dogmeat as a character - a friend." He added: "River attended countless meetings; but not just to be poked, prodded, recorded and filmed as reference - her biggest job was just to be with the team."

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The Humane Society replied, stating that it was "honoured to be a part of River's legacy". As an organisation largely funded by donations, hopefully this ten grand goes a long way towards helping many local pets and other animals in the future.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda, Joel Burgess

Topics: News, Fallout, Bethesda

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