Smokey Loves Life at Age 17

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17-year-old Smokey was abandoned by her family in the twilight of her life, but thanks to Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue, she has found joy once more.

After 17 years of providing nothing but love and companionship to her family, Smokey was left at an open-access shelter to die alone.

The arthritic senior girl had to sleep on cold concrete. She was covered in fleas, super filthy, had very long nails, and after a week of being in the pound, was having a hard time walking.

After a short time receiving the proper tender loving care, Smokey regained her mobility and her zest for life.