When Hannah, an elderly boxer dog, was nine years old, her devoted owner unexpectedly died at his home. It was four days before the pair was discovered, with Hannah steadfastly sitting by her late owners side.
Attempts to remove her from the scene by a close friend were met with much anguish she was severely traumatised. Hannah was taken into care by a person she knew well. Better still, this person (experienced dog trainer, Rita Lynd) knew just how to help Hannah got back on her feet – physically and emotionally. Even so, it took more than six months for Hannah to begin to enjoy life again.
Hannah’s story has led to the establishment to The Hannah Foundation Inc. – a group dedicated to ensuring that dogs whose owners pass away have sanctuary to see out their days in comfort and care.
Dog owners who are in need of someone to care for their pet in the event of their death may choose to make a bequest to The Hannah Foundation Inc. which would fund on-gong personal care and medical expenses for the life of their dog.