Older dogs often get ‘dropped off’ at shelters, mainly because their owner no longer wants them, health reasons or they can’t face putting them to sleep. Different excuses are given, anything that can be thought of to justify why they should be taken in. Obviously there are some reasons that are genuine but for the dog itself it is an extremely traumatic time.
Prospects are pretty grim for an unwanted senior dog to be adopted so when it was offered to Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre to have a ‘retirement’ farm in Lutzville we jumped at it.
Surinda Smit, a member of Uitsig, and her wonderful family relocated to a farm in Lutzville and with this came the opportunity of placing some of our Golden Oldies with Surinda to live their last years with dignity, respect and loads of Love.