Some friends posted an article that more people are adopting old, sick dogs so they don’t die alone & afraid. As a rescuer, I think that’s what it’s all about. So many I’ve taken off the streets have been too sick & were rescued too late to be saved. There’s a lot of grief & loss involved & not a lot of satisfaction in holding a small, frightened creature who never had a chance in life as they die. The only mercy they ever found was finding a lap to die.