Family Brings Dog To Be Euthanized Because They “Don’t Want To Care For Her Anymore”

Old Dogs Home is a large, rural home with 11 acres on which resides 35-year-old Melissa in Conyers, Georgia. When she started a rescue called Old Dog Home to help her fulfill her dream of rescuing old dogs in need of some TLC, she never could have imagined how much the organization would grow.

“For the dogs that come to us and can be rehabilitated and adopted out, we’re going to do so. We’ll do everything we can to give them a chance at love and a family for their last years,” Melissa explained on Facebook. “For those who are too old or too sick, we’ll be their family. They’ll live here until its their time to go, and when they do go to heaven.”

Melissa just received a distressing phone call from Old Dog Home’s veterinary partner, who informed her that a client had brought in his elderly dog to be euthanized since he “didn’t want to take care of her anymore.””

Image/Story Source Credit: Old Dog Home on Facebook

Although Old Dog Home is full, Melissa couldn’t resist taking the dog, now named Holly, into her home. Holly is around 10-12 years old and is as sweet as can be. After her original owner passed away she go shuffled from home to home until she wound up with her current family.

They didn’t want her anymore because they already had two other dogs, and they said Holly peed on the floor all the time, and that the grandkids weren’t interested in her.

“I don’t like to pick on children, but the granddaughter looked at me and shrugged – ‘We just don’t really like her. We like our other dogs better.’ Meanwhile, the dog stood there, wagging and wagging and wagging her tail,” Melissa wrote.

Image/Story Source Credit: Old Dog Home on Facebook

“My real calling in life is to show people that “old” doesn’t mean “dead”… Old dogs still have life and love left to give,” Melissa wrote. “They are remarkably resilient and forgiving, and they deserve to have a chance at a Forever Family just as much as any younger dog does.”

When the time is right, and Holly is healed both physically and emotionally, Melissa will find a loving home for Holly, where she will be placed with care and get to be spoiled and loved for the rest of her life.

“And then I will have another open spot, and I’ll save another old abandoned dog that nobody wanted,” Melissa continued. “That’s the dream, folks. That’s the dream!”

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