New leash on life: Michigan group finds old pets new homes | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A 14-year-old dog with a mouthful of bad teeth, a wart on his head and a kidney infection. Tyson's Place Animal Rescue helps old pets find new homes. "There's a lot of animal lovers out there, but not everyone has a passion for the older animals," said Jill Bannink-Albrecht, the founder and driving force behind the 3-year-old Michigan nonprofit that focuses on pets whose owners have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or otherwise are unable to care for them. The 32-year-old from Jamestown Township says it sometimes can be challenging to place mature pets, but she tries to help matters by having their veterinary and grooming needs met, as she did with Bosco, a 14-year-old rat terrier with the lousy choppers.