When an older dog gets abandoned, it is almost impossible to find a new home for the pooch. People are hesitant to adopt elderly dogs and prefer to get a puppy. Three nuns from New York realized this and decided to go do an animal shelter with the sole intention of adopting a dog nobody else wanted to bring home.
The three nuns spotted a 9-year-old pit bull named Remy and knew she was the right dog. Remy had been at the Hi Tor Animal Care Center since October. According to Sister Veronica Mendez, they wanted to bring home a pooch that might get euthanized if a suitable home was not offered. They decided to adopt Remy because nobody else would want her.
Often people are hesitant to own a pit bull but the nuns dove right into adopting Remy. All of the nuns are over 70 years old and realize how it feels to grow older. The Huffington Post reports the executive director of Hi Tor, West Artope, noticed how sensitive Remy was to the nuns, including one who walks with a cane.
Now the pit bull resides with the nuns at Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine. A Hi Tor volunteer and board member were so touched by the nuns' desire to adopt Remy, they took care of the bill. The nuns showed their compassion went beyond people and extended to the animals God has blessed us with. They also revealed how important it is to be kind to everyone as they get older. If we all reached out to one unwanted animal or person, there would be a lot more love in His world.
"I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but beasts. For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity. All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return. Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?"- Ecclesiastes 3:18-22