Monday, May 8, 2017

Hospice for Unwanted Old Dogs

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Silver Muzzle Cottage takes dogs left behind either by choice ... or by circumstance, as when a dog’s owner suddenly dies and nobody else claims their pet. (The nonprofit has) taken in more than 70 dogs so far. Almost all of them are old, many are sick, a lot of them are near death. They’re the last dogs on anyone’s wish list. But they’re the exact dogs sought out. Because no matter how bad their lives may have been so far, Silver Muzzle Cottage wants to make their last days wonderful for them.
“They don’t ask for much when they’re really old. They want to be loved and cared for, they want food and they just need a warm place to lay their head at night,” said Kim Skarritt, a 56-year-old former auto engineer. “At some point they were cared for, and then when they needed it most they’re not. And that’s why they really need a place like ours.”
Read the rest of the story at the Detroit Free Press, "Even old sick dogs find love at Michigan's only animal hospice."

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