Some people give all the love they have to the dogs for a lifetime, and some choose to make at least the poor animals last days unforgettable.
Nicola Coyles is a retired nurse that worked on a dog rescue center , and after retirement she decided to still have a connection with dogs, so she now runs The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project, that provides care for the dogs that have only 6 or less months to live .
“It can be an utterly heartbreaking job,” she told the Nottingham Post. “But I just can’t bear the thought of them spending their final moments without the love they deserve.”
She works hard to make the poor animals final days being the best they had, every dog that comes into her home will get a special treatment, trips to the beach are a regular to her furry friends, and a steak dinner for them to enjoy as their life is coming to an end.
All the dogs Nicola gives her care too, come from kennels, and are the dogs who are usually scheduled to be put down if they can’t find adopting families or a forever home, according to ABC News.
Usually she has 2 or 3 dogs staying at her home, while the other ones that Nicola rescues stay at a foster home.
If they’re well enough, we take them for a day at the seaside, they get fish and chips on the beach and ice cream,” she said. “We’ll also take them down to the local pub – it’s really dog friendly, and they’ll get a steak dinner too.”
Nicola tries to do everything she can to make these poor animals feel happy, even throws them birthday parties , and spends around £500 per dog, so they have happy experiences on their final days.
“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 any more and left,” Nicola said. “They just want to feel loved and safe. I really believe they should get a nice ending.”
Thank you Nicola, for giving them love at least on their final days, I’m sure they appreciate it.