This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Santa Fe, NM.
From the Kindred Spirits Sanctuary website
The concepts of eldercare and hospice are relatively new as applied to companion and domestic animals. Elderly animals are frequently neglected, abandoned or euthanized before their time. The attitude that animals are ‘disposable’ when they reach their senior years permeates much of American society. KSAS strives to create positive changes in attitude and behavior towards older animals by example here at the sanctuary, as well as through outreach programs to educate our community.
At Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, we believe that animals are great teachers of unconditional love. Sanctuary educational programs provide a better understanding and appreciation of the aging process in our animal companions. KSAS also offers workshops in how to provide special care for senior companion animals.
The long-term mission of KSAS is to provide education and support to empower people to care for their elderly animal companions at home. Aging is a natural stage in the cycle of life. The development of positive attitudes and greater understanding of the aging process benefits not only our elderly animal population, but people, too.
Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
Here are some, but not all of the senior sanctuary animals currently living at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary.
Kindred Spirits Sanctuary contact links
To learn about all the dogs, that Kindred Spirits Sanctuary has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Kindred Spirits Sanctuary – Website
* Kindred Spirits Sanctuary – Facebook
Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs
Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups
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