The reason given by the associations to explain their position is her age.
An eight-year-old from England is in despair after she was turned down by several shelters when she wanted to adopt a dog. The reason for the association to explain his position is his age.
Thelma Ashley, 86, lives in Penzance, Cornwall (South West England) with her granddaughter Kiri.
The latter temporarily moved into her house, but in a few months she will move into her house, and the grandmother will be alone again.
Thelma Ashley lost her husband and golden retriever George 7 years ago.
She wanted to get a dog to keep her company, and also because she felt quite capable of caring for and showing affection for him.
However, all the major associations she contacted about this gave her a negative answer. They think she’s too old to take care of the animal, according to CornwallLive.
“My grandmother […] loves animals,” says the young woman. But some of the big charities say she’s too old and they don’t want to give dogs to older people. But she is incredibly fit, lively and gorgeous. She is almost 87 years old, but she walks 6 to 8 kilometers every day.