We began fostering and adopting dogs and cats from a high kill shelter in Philadelphia back in 2009 and knew immediately that we would never stop trying to save them from the high euthanasia rates. We met the founder of City of Elderly Love that very same year and it was quite apparent that we shared the same drive to make an impact. Not only did we become close, we became the best of friends and Erin's dog, Jema, inevitably changed our lives forever.
Jema was a senior pit bull rescued by Erin and her husband. She was a very sick, emaciated and sad senior gal when she joined their family...little did we all know she was about to make the biggest impact of all on our lives and change them forever. Saying Jema was Erin's soulmate would be no stretch of the truth. She was a forgiving, loving and downright wonderful old dog who taught us all of the resilience and love that even the most neglected of senior dogs were able to bring to our lives. Jema overcame so much, yet her loving, hilarious personality never faltered. She was the epitome of a senior rescue dog: able to overcome so much and still have a zest for life that could not be broken. She taught is all what true love was, for that we are forever grateful. From Jema, Erin's brainchild City of Elderly Love, was born. We are forever in debt to them both for the impact this rescue has had on our lives.
City of Elderly Love, even before it officially became a rescue, has blessed our lives with so many loving, forgiving and downright incredible foster dogs and cats over the years. The memories we have made with these animals will never be forgotten and the impact being able to shower a senior animal with love, even in its final days, has had on our lives has made us infinitely better human beings.
We would give anything to see our beloved rescue continue to flourish for all of eternity but we cannot do so without your help. Every single dollar amount helps save the lives of senior animals in the Philadelphia area. From medical bills down to senior food and orthopedic bills, senior rescue can get costly and your donations help ensure that we never have to turn a senior animal away due to cost. Help us continue Erin's mission so that someday no senior pet will lose its life in a shelter.
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