At age of 18, Figgy started having some accidents at his house, and his owners decided that they couldn’t handle him anymore. They took the animal to a veterinary clinic to put him to sleep. As soon as they left him, they told the staff he was stupid, and that was the reason why they were leaving him. The clinic staff took a look at the senior dog and they were completely in love with him. So they made the important decision of not putting him down.
After doing some tests, clinic staff determined that Figgy was blind, arthritic and had a mouth full of rotten teeth. After all, he was still relatively healthy for an 18-year-old dog and there was no need to end his life. Instead, they decided to contact Muttville Senior Dog Rescue to see if they had room for that dog. Fortunately they came to an agreement and Figgy was taken to San Francisco! “The man said his wife didn’t like Figgy, and that he had arthritis. And that he is ‘stupid’,” the rescue further explained.
“Muttville could not let him spend his last days in a cold, hard shelter.” When they checked over Figgy, they found out he was blind and terminally ill and had a probable brain tumor, meaning he would only be eligible for their hospice care program.
Fortunately, they found him the perfect hospice home with Eileen, an experienced hospice caregiver who has cared for several Muttville rescue dogs .“We found him his perfect hospice home, and now Figgy is safe, warm, and loved,” Muttville wrote. “Now that’s a happy holiday!” We’re so glad that Muttville and Eileen are able to give Figgy the loving home he deserves for his final days.