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  • ABF: Older dogs need love

  • Personal experiences with doctors and my 85-year-old mother have really burned me lately. It seems that once one becomes a senior citizen one is no longer considered important or useful to society. Many people are the same way with animals. A

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  • Personal experiences with doctors and my 85-year-old mother have really burned me lately. It seems that once one becomes a senior citizen one is no longer considered important or useful to society. Many people are the same way with animals. An older animal that is in need of a home has the same right as a newborn or young animal. Older animals have character, funny personality quirks, and most are already house broken. Animals Best Friends has many senior animals looking for good homes.
    Scrappy has lived his entire life at the ABF facility. Born in 2005 and left at the Independence Animal Shelter, Scrappy has seen many of his ABF roommates get forever homes while he still waits for his. He has good house manners and is a real lover. Scrappy likes to play with toys and enjoys the attention he gets from the volunteers. He shouldn’t be placed with cats and might be best as the only dog in the house. Scrappy could also be fostered if the right kind soul came along to give him a home.
    Angel is a precious 9-year-old beagle. She was taken in by ABF years ago after she had puppies. Those tiny baby beagles grew into ornery puppies, but Angel would keep them in line by barking and baying at them. It was so funny to watch her with them. All of her puppies got homes and Angel did too, however, Angel was returned to ABF by no fault of her own. She is a very sweet girl and would love to have a home of her own.
    Brittany is a Labrador mix who is 12 years old. Brittany has a sad story. A good Samaritan saw her living outside with no shelter and wandering the neighborhood. She asked the owner if she could take Brittany. The owner cared nothing for Brittany and immediately gave her up. The good Samaritan gave her love, shelter, food, and saw to her health needs. Unfortunately, the good Samaritan could not keep her. Now she is looking for a home through ABF. Brittany is house broken. She likes the company of other dogs and is laid back and very sweet. Brittany would be content to cuddle with her guardian on the couch and watch TV. This girl really deserves a special home!
    We need to stop and think about how we are treating the elderly, whether they are humans or animals. They deserve our respect and love. Older animals have individual stories which make each one of them unique. We need to be compassionate and recognize their value.
    If you would like to foster an older dog or think you could give an older animal a wonderful home please go to our website www.animalsbestfriends.org and view the available pets. If you are interested in one of the above mentioned three please complete an application. ABF does home visits and two-week trials, and will always take the animal back if it doesn’t work out.
    Page 2 of 2 - Animals Best Friends wish list includes: Purina Dog, Puppy, Cat and Kitten chow, dog and cat treats and chews, cow hooves or rawhides, canned dog and cat food, stuffed (no beads) and Kong toys, laundry detergent, bleach, Fantastic spray, Dawn dish liquid, paper towels, newspapers, 39 gallon trash bags, blankets, sheets, cat litter. There is a paper recycling bin in the parking lot at ABF Headquarters, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Please, no cardboard or telephone books. We appreciate your support.
     
     
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