Woman creates hospice for abandoned dogs to give them a loving end.

Terminally ill dogs at canine hospice treated to steak dinners, trips to McDonald’s and birthday parties in their final days.

 

Mansfield, United Kingdom – Steak dinners at the local pub, trips to the beach, ice creams and rides in police cars are just a few of the treats for the dogs who are seeing out their last days at the Canine Hospice!

Nicola Harrison was volunteering at a kennel when she started taking home some of the most poorly dogs, most of which are strays, to save them from being put down.

The 48-year-old now runs the Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project – for dogs which are expected to have around six months to live – from her home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and receives donations towards vet bills from hundreds of supporters online.

“The dogs need somebody at that tome of their lives, so they’re not taking thew last steps alone,” Nicola explains. 

She makes them each a bucket list, throws them a birthday party, takes them out for steak dinners and more.

“I don’t know when their birthdays are so we throw all of them a ­birthday party.” 

“We take them down to the local pub – it’s really dog-friendly, and they’ll get a steak dinner too. Many have not led a very nice life too, used for breeding or guard dogs, so when they’ve become unwell, they’re not useful anymore and left,” Nicola told Metro.

Nicola says that she spends up to $500 on each dog to give them the best there is in life for the short amount of time they have left.

“The longest I had one is one year, the shortest was two weeks. It’s so rewarding when you can make those times special. I don’t know when their birthdays are, so we throw all of them a birthday party.”

Check out some of the photos below, of the pups having their best days!


Sources: Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice 
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