Meet Martin, a senior dog who was abandoned by his aging family and was in desperate need of a home.
When Martin first arrived at the SPCA of Wake County, he was perhaps ten years old. Martin’s father loved him so much, but he was no longer able to take care of him.
According to Samantha Ranlet, marketing communications expert at SPCA, « His [dad] was 89 years old and reached a point where he couldn’t give the life that he believed Martin deserved. » Samantha Ranlet told The Dodo. « He desired for him a better life. »
Martin’s father took the elderly dog to the animal shelter in the hopes that they may assist Martin in finding a home where he could spend his later years comfortably.
He did a good job of adjusting, Ranlet added. « I don’t know if he understood what was happening, but even from day one, he was just this joyful, easy-going, really sweet old man with a teddy bear face, » said one observer.
But finding a suitable adopter proved to be more difficult than anticipated due to Martin’s age.