By Sophia Nicolov and Andy Flack, University of Bristol, for the Animal History Museum In 2012, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue saved two thirteen year-old dogs called Fox and Bear from a shed where they had been kept for the past six years. Their guardian had died and his wife decided to move the dogs out of the house and into a dilapidated shed in the garden. After they had been found, their physical condition was such that they needed extensive veterinary care.
Following six months in foster care, a couple, Kathryn and Bruce, decided to open up their home to them. These animals were given the chance to live their own lives and, as Kathryn says, "just be themselves." Even though Fox died only ten months later, she was at least able to pass away in a loving home which was the very least she deserved.