May 20, 2016 4:15 PM

Fund established at Humane Society in memory of beloved NH mountain-trekking dog

CONWAY (AP) — A fund has been created at Humane Society chapter in New Hampshire following the death of a mount-trekking dog featured in the popular book, "Following Atticus."

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The miniature Schnauzer, named Atticus Maxwell Finch, led more than 450 climbs of the White Mountains.

Atticus, who died May 13, had been a companion for 14 years to author Tom Ryan. His book was published in 2011. He was inspired by a close friend who had died of cancer. Man and dog attempted to climb all of New Hampshire's 48, 4,000-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity.

Ryan chose the Conway Area Humane Shelter as a place where people can make donations in Atticus' memory.

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