Twelve years ago, a dog named Netty was adopted at an animal shelter. Now, Netty is 15 years old, and unfortunately, she went back to that same shelter with hopes of getting adopted — again.
According to the nonprofit SPCA Pennsylvania, after twelve years of having her, Netty’s family returned her to the shelter because she suffered from incontinence. Thankfully, the shelter welcomed her with open arms and had their veterinary team give her the proper medication to solve her health issue. However, as one would expect, Netty looked “fairly depressed.” After all, Netty had been left with no family to care for her or love her during what could be her final days on this Earth.
We hate to break your hearts, again, but here we are.— Pennsylvania SPCA (@PSPCA) August 7, 2022
Netty is 15-years-old. She is sitting in the shelter in what could be her final days. We don’t want that for her.
Netty is VERY low maintenance, and could live with dogs, cats and respectful kids. Please share. pic.twitter.com/saQVsPW7dS
“The return rate for animals varies and it doesn’t happen often,” said Gillian Kocher, the director of public relations at Pennsylvania SPCA. “But when it does, especially after a decade, it can be heartbreaking. It was in Netty’s case. But, instead of focusing on what had happened to bring her back to us, we chose to focus on how we can give her the best final days.”
With hopes of finding her a new loving family to give her “the best final days,” the animal shelter decided to post Netty’s story on social media.
That’s when Amy Kidd’s receptionist came across the post on social media, and she just knew she had to send it to Amy since she and her family rescue senior dogs, especially the ones with special needs. Therefore, when this family from West Chester learned about Netty’s story, they did not hesitate to drive to Philadelphia (and brought along two of their senior dogs) to pick up the adorable Netty.
“Our ultimate goal is to love and spoil her every day she has left,” Amy told Newsweek. “We know we don’t have years left with her, but she will be treated like the queen she is from now on.”
Now Netty has a new loving family, and “she’s living the dream!”
We love to see that there are so many good people in this world willing to go the extra mile (or in this case drive extra miles) to give a sweet elderly dog the best last days of her life.
Big shoutout to the Kidd family for rescuing Netty and other senior dogs!
Don’t forget to share the good news that Netty has found her furever home.
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