Everyday there are more senior pets in need of a home. Yet everyday these seniors are passed up for adoption and often spend there remaining days locked in their cells on cold hard concrete. These are pets that knew of living in a home and the love of a human. They lay confused and scared not understanding what they did wrong to end up in their cells.
I have long been an advocate of adoption, I am a former vet tech and once ran a humane society. I practice what I preach, I have always at least 5 adopted pets in my home and I currently have 8. I work merely to cover the cost of these animals and pay housing bills. Unfortunately, I am of retirement age and that will never happen. I knew years ago that dedicating my life to the welfare of these poor pets was going to sacrifice my own retirement. Instead of saving, I chose to use my funds for the betterment of these abandoned animals. I would do it all again since I have gained much more in the way of love, joy and happiness.
My dilemma now is that I want to shift my focus. I have always adopted the unwanted younger dogs that either had behavior or health issues. I now wanted to add seniors to my focus. As I am a senior myself, I want to be sure I am here for them until they pass so it makes sense to focus more on senior pets that need me the most. With that said, the expense it quite high. Most seniors require much more medical attention and sometime alterations to your home. I do not have the ability to pick up a second job on weekends since I also take care of my mother who is terminal.
Please provide these poor seniors with assistance if possible. I believe I can take on 6-10 of these older dogs and provide them peace and comfort in their remaining time with us.
Below is a picture of our most recent adoption, he was set to be put down because he had parvovirus. No one wanted the expense or the uncertainty of a dog with this virus. He is now a happy healthy boy that wants nothing more than to enjoy life. With your help we can offer the same safe loving support to senior dogs that would otherwise be put down or slowly die alone in their cold hard cages.
Please help if you can.