Many terminally-ill people are given extra support and care in their final years or months to make them feel as comfortable as possible before they die.
Brasky, founder of both Foster Dogs NYC and The Dog Matchmaker explained the program to Good News Network saying:
“Too many old and sick dogs die in shelters. Sometimes shelters receive animals that are not medically healthy enough for adoption, but they still have the right to live out their golden years in loving homes and with proper medical treatment.”
“While I would not want any animal to be stuck in a shelter, it can be particularly difficult for seniors who miss their lifelong families, and need quiet and comfort during their final years/months.”Foster Dogs NYC looks for a foster home and sponsor for the dog to cover all their basic needs for however long they have left before they cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Another dog, a 13-year-old Pit Bull named Biscuit had tumors covering his body. Vets gave him just 3 weeks to live, which he spent in a loving home.
What a wonderful, thoughtful program! I really hope programs like this spread to other cities!
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