LOVE DOESN'T COUNT THE YEARS
Many people are afraid to face death and fail to plan for their pets future. Death, or sudden tragedy, can be a frightening reality and this is one of the reasons Whispering Willows exists.
WWSDS is a 501c3 non profit and licensed in the state of Missouri. Most shelters do not have the provisions to care for seniors. We assist the community locally and nationwide by filling this gap.
“Whispering Willows is a place to call home,” said Valerie Reid, the President. WWSDS is a lifetime sanctuary providing shelter, medical care, and most of all love until the senior dog passes. The rescue specializes in end of life hospice care for seniors that have a short time to live, allowing some to experience love for the very first time. After some seniors have been at the sanctuary, they have healed drastically with love and care. For this reason, we have created the Forever Foster Program that allows seniors to live in a traditional family setting while the
sanctuary continues to pay for their medical care until they pass.
On our Board of Directors, we have Anna Marshall, who is an Emergency Veterinary Technician at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners (Emergency and Specialty Services) in Lee’s
Summit, MO. Anna provides the sanctuary with a wide array of assistance and helps the seniors with various situations that may arise.
WWSDS is immensely sought after to rescue/intake senior dogs. The sanctuary receives 60 to 100 requests per week. This highlights the overwhelming need for senior and end of life care in the pet community. In 2018, Whispering Willows was able to offer full time care for 58 senior dogs. 30 of those seniors have passed over the Rainbow Bridge, with love being whispered until their last breath.