An elderly shelter dog lives his last days with a list of adventures thanks to the SPCA of Niagara.
“He’s just an incredible soul,” said Amy Lewis, holding the leash of her 12-year-old foster dog, Lloyd.
Lloyd suffers from kidney failure and a tumor in his back leg. He arrived as a wanderer but given his love of people and old age, shelter staff suspect he was dropped off by a previous owner who couldn’t care for him.
“Despite his ills, he loves life,” Lewis said. “He loves people. He’s really great with other animals and he’s become quite well known.
Lloyd can’t hear well but his tail wags to let you know he’s happy to see you.
He was sworn in as an honorary member of the Lockport Fire Department on Monday and sniffed everyone around and let them pet him.
He also went to the Niagara Aquarium and rode the fire truck to Lake Effect Ice Cream for a treat.
“I’m very grateful to our community for showing Lloyd so much love and the message we want to spread through this is just to raise awareness about shelter animals as there are dozens of Lloyds not only in our shelters but in shelters across communities, and this community cares for Lloyd and animal shelters demand that their communities care for them as well,” Lewis said.