[Ed. – Humankindness]
A former nurse has set up one of the world’s first dog hospices – where pooches are allowed steak dinners and drive-thrus at McDonald’s in their final days.
Nicola Coyle runs the Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project – for dogs which are expected to have around six months to live – from her home in Mansfield.
Nicola, 46, who aims to ensure the animals get a ‘nice ending’, told the Nottingham Post : “It can be an utterly heartbreaking job.
“But I just can’t bear the thought of them spending their final moments without the love they deserve.
“If they’re well enough, we take them for a day at the seaside, they get fish and chips on the beach and ice cream.
“We’ll also take them down to the local pub – it’s really dog friendly, and they’ll get a steak dinner too.”