By: Hazel T. DeSoto, account administration representative, CSC Medicare, KP San Diego
Meet Oreo, a blind, lovable dog that was taken to an animal shelter at the age of 13 to be euthanized due to old age. Fortunately, the shelter where Oreo was taken does not euthanize dogs for being old, and Oreo was given a second chance to have a loving family.
We rescued Oreo on March 30, 2015 after a family friend saw him in a kennel and told us he was a “must have.” Now that we have Oreo, we know what she meant. Oreo melts right into your lap, but also likes to explore when he’s left alone. Even blind senior dogs can be as curious as puppies.
While Oreo’s story has a happy ending, that is not always the case for senior dogs that are often deemed less adoptable and are the first to be put to sleep when the shelter needs more space to accommodate incoming dogs.
That’s why I support Frosted Faces Foundation(FFF), a nonprofit organization that saves senior dogs who are abandoned in shelters. I personally love dogs and I completely support Frosted Faces Foundation’s mission, to fulfill the promise of family to the senior dogs whose love and lives are left behind in the shelter system. FFF does this by providing support for medical, food and supplies to families who provide a loving home to senior dogs.
FFF uses the funds you donate to pay for medical treatment and supplies, and to rescue more senior dogs. I encourage everyone who loves dogs to support this organization and help give senior dogs a chance to live their later years filled with joy.
You can support FFF or the organization of your choosing through Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Giving Campaign, which runs through October 31. To sign up, visit www.kpcgc.org. There, you’ll find out ways to contribute and inspire others to do the same by letting them know how your organization is making the world a better place.
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