In southern Belgium there’s a care house that accommodates 150 getting old animals, dwelling out their closing days in peace.
The house is run by Valerie Luycx, beneath, and is named Les Petits Vieux (The Little Outdated Ones).
The animal shelter, situated in rural Chievres within the province of Hainaut within the south of Belgium, is house to Pastis the pot-bellied pig, beneath, together with various aged cats, canine, ponies and goats, photographed right here by Yves Herman from Reuters.
All of the animals both have well being issues or have been given up as a result of their homeowners had been too previous to take care of them.
Residents embrace Azuria, a 15-year-old European cat (beneath left), and Ramses, a nine-year-old Carlin canine.
There may be additionally Calin the cat, who will not be a fan of being photographed.
Calin is seen beneath having fun with being stroked, while Yam the nine-year-old Saint Bernard canine poses for a portrait.
Valerie based the shelter in 2000 along with her husband Serge. She stated: “We wished to recreate household life for the animals.”
On the left right here is Choupy, a 14-year-old Yorkshire Terrier.
And right here we now have Caracol, a 10-year-old Spanish Galgo canine, or greyhound.
The residents are allowed to play with one another and lounge quietly on sofas.
Pictures by Yves Herman.