Nicola Coyle, a retired nurse from Mansfield, UK, has set up The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice where she takes care of abandoned old dogs, trying to give them the love and affection they deserved. The dogs that end up in the hospice have had a hard life. Most of them were abused and neglected and then left to die alone.

Coyle has been caring for dogs in need for years working at a dog rescue service.

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When the woman retired, she put all of her energy into animal rescue, and last year she officially founded The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice.

Nicola Coyle makes sure that every dog admitted to her hospice has a meat meal, a trip to the sea, and a birthday party. Humanity means a lot to the woman. She is firmly confident that pets should be surrounded with love and care especially in the last months of their lives.

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"Some of us think of dogs as our family, but there are other animals who have never felt that kind of love. Dogs deserve good things," Coyle notes. The woman set out to make sure that as many animals as possible leave this world happy.

"They just want to feel loved and safe."

Coyle takes in rescued dogs who have no more than six months to live. She does her best to make sure the pets' last days are as comfortable as possible.

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The dogs come from puppy farms, veterinary hospitals, or charities. Without Coyle's help, they would be put to sleep. Coyle lets them live out their last days in the atmosphere of love and safety.

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If pets are healthy, Coyle takes them on trips such as to the beach to indulge in fish and chips, or to the pub for a good steak dinner.

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Some even get a drive in a police car!

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Nicola throws a birthday party for each dog with a birthday cake!

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"I don't know when their birthdays are, so we throw birthday parties for everyone," she says. "They just want to feel loved and safe. I think they deserve to live out their lives in decent conditions."

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It costs the woman about $680 a month to care for one dog. Nicola used to spend her own savings, but she has recently started accepting donations to be able to continue this important work.

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Many of the dogs at The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice are experiencing real comfort and affection for the first time in their lives.

"It's an emotional job," Coyle admits.

After a per crosses the Rainbow Bridge, Coyle takes a break from her work to mourn the loss of the dog and calm down.

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However, the pain of saying goodbye is not senseless. Nicola knows that without her, these dogs would not have received the love and comfort they deserved.

The dogs are showered with love, affection, and delicious food. They certainly won't spend their last days abandoned and heartbroken!

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Coyle makes their last days warm and bright. She knows how important it is!

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