FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Family and friends gathered on Thursday night to say goodbye to a man who has become regarded as animal’s best friend. A viewing was held to honor animal rights activist George Bengal.

People gathered to pay their respects to Bengal at the Kirk and Nice Funeral Home in Feasterville.

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Bengal’s funeral is set to take place at the Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Bengal was the PSPCA’s Director of Humane Law Enforcement.

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Last month, he was honored by the organization after revealing he had terminal cancer. He passed away on Saturday.

Bengal was 69-years-old.

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