At Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, they sometimes take in elderly pooches who, for one reason or another, have a short life expectancy. Maybe an ultimately terminal medical condition, or maybe just reaching the twilight stage after many years. Often, though, these canine elders are having a perfectly fine time right now, and are looking for a bit more fun, adventure, and/or snuggles before they leave us.
Muttville founder and recent Top 10 CNN Hero Sherri Franklin thought those dogs deserved a safe and happy landing too, and launched Muttville’s Fospice (Foster/Hospice) Program, driven by the belief that their days may be few but they might as well be great. Muttville covers palliative vet care and other expenses; fosters bring the love.
Franklin says, “When we started the Fospice program, we didn’t expect too much interest from people who’d take a terminal dog home, but we get about two to three new fospice applications a week now! What I hear from these big-hearted people is how rewarding it is to give an older animal a happy last chapter.Posted on: June 29, 2022