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As dogs get old, their physical strength starts to deteriorate, and they develop hearing and visual problems. Because of these, senior dogs in animal shelters get a lesser chance of being adopted.

The good thing is, while many people would not choose a senior dog compared to younger dogs, Elaine Seaman is different. She has devoted her life working as a volunteer at an animal shelter in Los Angeles and has a soft spot for senior dogs. She even founded and currently manages the At-Choo Foundation to help pay medical expenses for sick and old dogs.

During her frequent visits at the animal shelter, different stories of ailing, weak, and disabled dogs are not new to her. Just recently, the foundation received news from the shelter that one of their senior dogs named Jelly needed immediate medical help. Jelly has become blind due to old age and is having difficulty because of her condition.

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When coming to visit Jelly at the shelter, Elaine was immediately welcomed by the dog’s warm kisses. Jelly seemed to be very excited to see Elaine as if she knows this is the woman who helped and saved her. Elaine then realized that despite the difficulties that Jelly has gone through, the pooch remains positive and friendly.

This positive attitude shown by Jelly inspired Elaine to work hard in finding a family to adopt the dog. In no time, Elaine found someone to take care of Jelly in the person of Carlynne McDonnell. Carlynne, just like Elaine, has a big heart for senior dogs. Elaine knows that Carlynne is the best person to provide Jelly the love, care, and affection that the dog deserves for the remaining years of her life.

Carlynne is proud that, despite Jelly’s condition, she is now able to make herself comfortable with her new family. It is a rewarding feeling for Carlynne to see all of Jelly’s improvements.

Credits to Barkee LaRoux’s House of Love Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

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