A senior shelter dog is living out his final days with a list of adventures thanks to the Niagara SPCA.
“He is simply an amazing soul,” said Amy Lewis, holding the leash of her 12-year-old foster dog Lloyd.
Lloyd is dealing with kidney failure and a tumor on his back leg. He arrived as a stray but given his love of people and old age, shelter staff suspect he was dropped off by a previous owner who could not take care of him.
“Despite his ailments he loves life,” said Lewis. “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 Monday and gave everyone there a sniff and let them pet him.
He’s also been to the Aquarium of Niagara and rode in the fire truck to Lake Effect Ice Cream for a treat.
“I’m super grateful to our community for showing Lloyd so much love and the message that we want to spread through this is just to raise awareness for shelter animals, because there are dozens of Lloyds not just in our shelters but in shelters across communities, and this community is taking care of Lloyd and animal shelters require their communities to care of them as well,” said Lewis.