Valeria hopes that she will be able to encourage others to think about what will happen to their pets if something happens to them.
She said: “We all need to plan for the future, which includes not only spouses and children but also beloved pets. Death is not scary, getting old is a privilege, and we all have to face death someday.
“We help as many elderly dogs as possible, but we are overwhelmed by the number and then the medical costs. We hope to raise awareness by demonstrating the huge need for elderly care, as well as awareness of our sanctuary.’