Woman Begins A Hospice For Older Dogs To Make Their Last Days Special
When we’re talking about compassionate and selfless creatures on the earth, we’re surely talking about dogs. I am sure that you’ve heard the saying, “The dogs are humans’ best friends!” It’s proven that dogs love being around humans, and this is the same with humans. We love our furry four-legged friends, we shower them with love and attention, and we buy our pets all of the toys and treats that they could ever want.
One of the shocking facts that dog lovers hate hearing about is the fact that most of the time, humans outlive their furry four-legged friends. Namely, humans have a much longer lifespan than dogs. And, what makes this fact even worse is the fact that most of the older dogs are oftentimes left in an animal shelter. A lot of dog lovers don’t want to see their dogs struggling, and that’s why they abandon them in their last moments.
Some people hate seeing this and are all against this habit of dog owners. One such person is Nicola Coyle, and once she saw this done to senior dogs, she decided that she is going to do something about it. And, frankly, she did something about that. Namely, Nicola created the “Grey Muzzle Hospice Project.” This project, which is based in the United Kingdom allows dogs from shelters that have six months left to live (or less), a chance to spend some quality time in their last days.
In an interview for the Metro, Nicola said that dogs that are admitted in her project, the Grey Muzzle Hospice, are treated with respect and lovingly. There are some times when she and her staff take the lucky canines out for dinner in a pub. And, the dinner is something amazing, such as a stake or some other specialty. There are some instances where the dogs get even some fast food and ice cream. Nicola stated that in order to take care of each and every dog properly, she spends about five hundred dollars per dog.
While talking to her interviewers, Nicola mentioned how this might be the first time some of the dogs are experiencing compassion like the one that they get at the hospice. This is because of the fact that the majority of the dogs were used for breeding, and some of them were used as guard animals. In the same interview, Nicola stated that it is breaking her heart, seeing the dogs die in front of her. But, as she puts it, it is much better knowing that every dog has lived knowing what love means, and living their last couple of days showered with care and attention.
Looking after the dogs that need her attention is not the only purpose of Nicola’s project. She is also keen on helping senior dogs find another home, a permanent place to live their last couple of years. It is essential to Nicola that the dogs that she gives out get the care and attention that they need. So, she chooses her clients carefully. She’s happy that she could help the senior puppies get the lives that they deserve.
How do you feel about Nicola’s fantastic project? Do you like the idea behind the Grey Muzzle Hospice Project? And how would you improve Nicola’s project? Tell us in the comment section down below!