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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rest in peace, Hewitt

Print sales helped me sponsor Hewitt, and now Paloma, both were helped by Old Dog Haven.

I received notice today that of the senior dogs I sponsored at Old Dog Haven has passed away. Hewitt was well loved in his final days, after being found abandoned on the streets. I'm so glad he wasn't alone when he died.

As is their custom, when a sponsored dog dies, the sponsor money is transferred to another senior dog in need. So our little donation will go to help Paloma, seen here. What a sad case of greed and neglect. Paloma, Chihuahua, is definitely a senior, but was being used as a breeder in a puppy mill, and came to be rescued with a litter of puppies. She is nearly blind, and very fearful of humans at this point. Old Dog Haven helped to have her hernia repaired and she now is safe in a final refuge home where the owners have taken on a number of small breeds.

If you want to help senior dogs, please consider donating to Old Dog Haven, where senior animals are brought out of shelters, or bad situations to be placed in loving forever homes for their final days, where they can live, and die, with dignity.