- A woman named Valerie Reid from Missouri, United States, has turned her house into a home for elderly dogs who have no one to care for them
- The woman takes in senior dogs or the ones that have no owners into her house and gives them proper care until they pass away
- The woman loves pets and she finds it difficult to bear the fact that some dogs are left to grow old and die alone without anyone caring for them
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Just as there is a home for elderly people, there is now also a home for elderly dogs in Hermitage, Missouri, United States.
Founded by a pet lover known as Valerie Reid, the home has housed and taken care of 790 elderly dogs. In the home, the dogs are provided with food, toys, and other play items, as well as love.
Love and care for pets
The hospice is known as Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary and it was founded in 2017.
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Valerie's decision to convert her home into an old pet's home came from her inability to find a home for her father's old dog. She decided to open one to also cater for other dogs.
Why the need to care for old dogs
Speaking on her passion, she said:
"All of us need to plan for the future, that not only includes spouses and children but also beloved pets. Death is not scary, it is a privilege to grow old and we all must face death someday. We help as many senior dogs as we can but we are overwhelmed with the quantity and then the medical expenses. We hope to raise awareness showing the great need for senior care as well as awareness for our sanctuary."
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Social media users react
When the story was shared on Instagram by @ladbible, it attracted reactions from members of the public. A few of the reactions are captured below:
"Now this is an actual human being with a heart and soul!"
"Faith in humanity restored."
"Not all heroes wear capes."
See the post below:
Scared tot runs from new pet in viral video
Briefly News previously reported that peeps burst out in belly-aching laughter for a viral video of a boy running away in fear for a pet that his parents bought him. The boy’s mother @mariasthembile posted the 22-second video on her TikTok account and it garnered over 342k views.
The mother captioned the video:
"My son wanted a puppy and this is what happened."
At the start of the video the boy is sussing out the tiny puppy but when the animal gets excited, he starts to run away screaming at the top of his lungs leaving the animal to run after him.
Source: Briefly News