Some families who cannot afford to care for sick and frail dogs decide to abandon their abandoned dogs. After a wonderful life, these dogs suddenly find themselves lonely and terrified at the shelter.
Can you imagine living your last days alone without knowing why you were abandoned?
A retired nurse named Nicola Coyne decided she needed to do something about it and started the Gray Face Dog Hospice Project. She accepts dying dogs abandoned by their owners and allows them to feel loved for a lifetime.
A native of Nottingham, England, Nicola goes to a local shelter where she adopts two sick old dogs at the same time. In most cases, she intends to adopt a dog under 6 months of age on the land. She has had puppies for about a year at the longest and two weeks at the shortest.
She also makes sure they “fill in the wishlist,” Metro said. This is the birth of a puppy, a trip to the beach, a delicious dinner with steak, ice cream at McDonald’s.
“A charitable organization she helps regularly with said it couldn’t be more grateful to Nicola for giving her most desperate pet the love and care she never received,” Metro said. Nicola spends up to £500. She uses her own money (she’s $610 per piece) and donations she receives through a non-profit organization.
“It can be a really heartbreaking job, but someone has to do it,” says Nikola. “I am an absolute animal lover and can’t stand the thought that they will go through their last days, weeks or months without the love they deserve. It can be really tricky, but ultimately it’s very rewarding when you can make this time special.”
When they die, she is cremated and buried in a special place in her Nottingham home. “It can be a really heartbreaking job, but someone has to do it,” says Nikola.
Joanne Snyt of Helping Yorkshire Poundies says: in their life. I absolutely admire the work of the Gray Face Project.” Nicola estimates that she has adopted about 30 dogs so far and has helped them throughout her life.