Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Michele Allen has cared for many dogs over the years. But, it was a shelter dog with multiple health issues and short life expectancy that completely altered her life. Monkey, the foster dog Allen cared for till he passed, only survived a few short months after being rescued from the shelter. Allen knew that dogs like Monkey were being routinely euthanized due to the terminal nature of their conditions and the difficulties in treating their various ailments.
In an effort to give these dying dogs a more peaceful end to their lives, Allen opened Monkey’s House. Monkey’s House cares for terminally ill dogs and currently has over fifty volunteers helping Allen and her husband prepare special meals, administer medication, do laundry, etc. "It's extremely important to me that we not fail them in their final moments," she said. "I want them to have a very gentle passing, and I want them feeling as loved and supported as they can be."
See Meghan Dunn, Family Farm Is Heaven on Earth for Dying Dogs, CNN, August 17, 2017.