Skye's freedom picture

Skye’s freedom picture

We hold the seniors close to our hearts. There is nothing more devastating than seeing a dog in need, but the pups who have spent their entire life curled up at the bed of one human, only to find themselves behind the steel-bars of a shelter kennel in their golden years– that’s the most heartbreaking thing of all.

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This past week, a volunteer in New York witnessed an owner surrendering his 14-year-old dog to the shelter. He was moving and could not take his companion with him. Skye, elderly and dejected, was about to be subjected to the stress and chaos of a high-kill shelter. Disease, bacteria and the constant bombardment of barking dogs and strangers handling her were about to become her norm. It was a certain death sentence for this poor girl.

And this is why you should never underestimate the power of social media to save a life. The volunteer snapped a photo of Skye, shared it on Facebook and a Buddy Up board member saw it. She stepped up and volunteered to foster, to prevent Skye from entering the shelter system.

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Skye has made her way to Maine, safe and sound. While we adore senior dogs, they often can be expensive to rescue as they require vet monitoring and supportive comfort-care in their old age. We have set up a fundraiser for Skye, and if you can spare a little cash to her care we would greatly appreciate it!
It’s because of people like you that we are able to take these last-chance animals. Saved at the last minute, Skye sure is grateful too!

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If you are interested in adopting sweet Skye and providing her with her forever retirement home, please email us at info@buddyupanimalsociety.org!

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