"Golden Paws" is an initiative by VIcky's Pet Connection to address the heartbreaking plight of older animals who find themselves homeless in an animal shelter.
Many animals are abandoned in their senior years because their caretakers don’t want to take responsibility for the extra care required as part of the natural aging process. In other cases, a well-loved senior may become homeless when their senior person enters assisted living, and there is no place else to go. Some seniors are rescued from a lifetime of abusive or neglectful situations with, finally, a chance enjoy life in their last few years.
Golden Paws hopes to create happy endings for companion animals in these circumstances.