November 10th, 2016
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month – the perfect time to express our gratitude for our older pets and all they bring to our lives!
Maeve is a senior dog who was rescued, along with 160 other dogs and cats, from a case of negligence so severe that she suffered from a host of medical issues: two torn ACLs that made it difficult for her to stand, painful ear issues that caused her to go deaf, and a weeping mammary tumor that could have taken her life.
Fortunately, Maeve and the other neglected animals were rescued and placed into the compassionate hands of RedRover Responders volunteers. She underwent immediate surgery to remove the mammary tumor and received vaccinations, food, water and the special one-on-one care that RedRover Responders volunteers are trained to provide.
While in the care of the RedRover Responders volunteers, one particular volunteer named Anne saw that Maeve and another dog, Taegan, were clearly fearful, elderly and medically challenged. Anne was afraid that people would not be able to see past these gentle dogs’ age and medical conditions to give them the love they deserved, and she decided on the spot that she could… and she did! At the end of the deployment, Maeve and her adopted sister Teagan went home with Anne, where they adapted quickly and formed bonds with Anne’s two other dogs and many cats.
Maeve loves finding a comfortable place to sleep during the day, and Taegan often follows Anne around the house. Reflecting on the dogs’ previous life, Anne says they are “just happy that life is calm and predictable.” Anne, as well as all of our volunteers, continues to improve the lives of animals on a daily basis!
Thank you to all of our volunteers, who help animals like Maeve and Teagan find new lives filled with stability, security, care, contentment and love.
Learn how you can become a RedRover Responders volunteer at RedRover.org/Responders.