04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Senior and Special Needs Small Dogs Get Help

Both special needs and senior dogs get a new chance at life through a great organization. Photo courtesy CCCSTL, Flickr

Both special needs and senior dogs get a new chance at life through a great organization. Photo courtesy CCCSTL, Flickr

“We may be older and special, but these humans still love us. Woof!”

Just because a dog is older or has medical issues doesn’t mean that they do not have a lot of love and life left to give. Learn how senior and special needs small dogs get help from a great organization doing good. These precious fur babies truly get a second chance at a new life.

Senior and Special Needs Small Dogs Get Help

Michael had spent his entire life at the end of a chain. Now 16, the Spaniel-cross caught the eye of someone who felt sorry for him and took him home, but couldn’t manage his care. He had a massive tumour on his back-end; was totally crippled with arthritis; had end-stage cardiac disease and a grade 6 heart murmur. What Michael really needed was a loving place to die—a hospice. He found one at SAINTS.

 

SAINTS (Senior Animals In Need Today Society) is a registered non-profit group formally established in 2004 (though it existed in some form earlier) to provide compassionate and dignified care to senior and special-needs animals unable to find homes through the regular shelter system. The hospice was a natural progression of this concept.

 

It’s where Michael is now happily living out his days.

 

“He lives in the kitchen,” says Carol Hine, director of the society. “He’s the resident troll. He nags all the other animals constantly and is the biggest love muffin. He nuzzles you as he walks like a sideways crab. He’s happy. It’s the first time he’s been special and loved.” Read more about Senior and Special Needs Dogs in SAINTS Dog Hospice here.

When it comes to helping these great animals it is wonderful to find out how senior and special needs small dogs get help, and bring happiness to both the dog(s) and their caretakers. These dogs truly get to live out their days knowing that they are loved, and cherished. We need more organizations like this, do you agree?

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“Organization Gives Special Dogs New Hope”

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