Prepare to get misty-eyed, because today I'm going to share the heartbreaking story of Abby and Titus, a pair of affectionate senior citizens desperately hoping to live out their twilight years together.
It's been a hard road for these devoted seniors, who have battled serious health issues and become inseparable over the past 12 years, including six years when they were forced to live in a hallway.
Their already sad story took a tragic turn last month when the pair found themselves homeless. Fortunately, Judy Smith-Hill, a semi-retired dog groomer who lives in Stony Mountain, came riding to the rescue.
That's because Abby and Titus are two adorable miniature dachshunds and Smith-Hill is the kind-hearted founder of Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for elderly dogs that have been surrendered, neglected or abandoned.
Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue doesn't receive government funding. It survives through donations of cash and food, $175 adoption fees and fundraising events.You can help by donating online at www.beforethebridge.ca.
Along with clicking the donate button, you can apply to be a foster home or check out the senior dogs available for adoption, including Titus and Abby.
You can also make cheques out to Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue and mail them to P.O. Box 11, Stony Mountain, MB, R0C 3A0.