Woman creates hospice for dogs to give dogs love and dignity in their last moments
Nicola Harrison (formerly Coyle) has accepted a rewarding job, but it always ends in heartache – she welcomes dying dogs and gives them the care, love and affection they deserve in their last moments.
Unfortunately, many people abandon their pets when they become terminally ill. It sounds heartless, but sometimes it is simply due to financial constraints or the inability to manage care.
Other times it’s more selfish – people just can’t stand to see their animals die. In these cases, the animals end up dying in unknown places
It’s really heartbreaking to think of an animal that takes a breath without a loved one to give it a final hug and a goodbye as it deserves.
Harrison feels the pain and does something incredible to make these moments bearable for as many dogs as she can handle by opening a pet hospice in the UK.
But the hospice is not just a depressing place where dogs will die. Harrison makes it as fun as possible for its residents. And there is a lot of room for manoeuvre that can be given (especially in terms of treats) when longevity is no longer a problem.
Harrison got the idea while working in a kennel and was upset to see so many lonely dogs with so little time.
This ultimately led her to open the Gray Muzzle Canine Hospice Project from her home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, which provides end-of-life care for terminally ill abandoned dogs who have less than 6 months to live. Click “Next Page” to continue reading and remember to share with your friends on Facebook