Everyone deserves a home...
Often times older and/or medically challenging animals get overlooked by adopters who come in for the cute puppy or kitten. I grew a rather large place in my heart for the senior pets but an even more significant space for the animals that may not have much time left at all. Hospice pets.
A hospice animal may not have a full life ahead of them but rather had a pretty full life behind them. They need a real home to love and care for them in their last days. Every pet deserves to feel the warmth of a home and the love of a caretaker. Just because they are past their prime does not mean they should spend the rest of their days homeless. Sometimes owners pass away or the medical cost to keep up with an animals health issues becomes too big a burden for an owner to manage. Sometimes these surrederers are just looking to do the right thing for their animal to give them the best chance for a happy and pain-free life.
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we need friends like YOU to help us give these animals a second chance at happiness! We couldnt do it without you!
EVERY animal on that adoption floor deserves love, deserves a home. If your heart breaks, it only means it was big enough to love. And thats the mightiest thing a person can do.
Can you show your love? show your support? If the shelter couldn't afford to remove a mass on Laney, the cat pictured above, she may have never gone home. A few dollars go a long way for these animals. Your donation could pay for a medical procedure that would make an otherwise unadoptable animal more adoptable. Your donation can turn months living at the shelter in to days.
Make that difference.
The Seaside Manor (our home and haven) has been a sanctuary for a number of hospice animals over the years, most of which have passed on now. Laney was the first, a cat diagnosed with mammary cancer, hyperthyroidism and kidney disease. She was the one who opened the door and my heart to Hospice Adoption. There was Quinoa, the little parakeet who had suffered an injury which resulted in the inability to stand or perch. The little bird continued to have so much spirit, he enjoyed snuggling on my chest and would sing happily when we came home from work each day. Then there was Andi, who's passing is still fresh. She was a very skinny, hyperthroid, matted mess when she arrived to the shelter as a stray. Unfortunately, her life was very short, she died suddenly of heart failure.
The Seaside Manor is still home to Meeka, a 12 year old pittie. Adopted at 9 she has been the best dog friend to all of our furry felines and a great ambassador of her breed. Nebula, the youngest resident, a spitfire, no-eyed tortie cat with all the spirit, smarts and strength of a leopard. She surprises us every day! Lastly, Eclipse, 17 year old tortie (with eyes!) who maybe surprised us the most... she was adopted as a hospice but is now celebrating her first adoptaversary. Year one down and we suspect many more to go!
Please support me in the Fast and Furriest!
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