On 28 July 2022, long-time stray feeders Jammy and Fe asked if we could take in one of the street dogs they had been looking after, following an incident that could have been a hit-and-run as the poor boy could barely stand up. They called him Dylan, and through the generosity of many small donations, we took him.
Dylan's blood tests were ok - he didn't have the usual blood profile of a street dog which is a testament to the care that Jammy and Fe give to the street dogs in their area. He had a high fever and was very disoriented - there are no signs of any bones broken but he had bloodshot eyes. We let him settle at the Sanctuary for night, but his fever got worse. The following morning we took him to Animal Wellness for head xrays, which showed inflammation of his thoracic and lumbar vertebrate and also the electrical signals to his eyes were blocked.
We left him at Animal Wellness for monitoring and to try to bring his temperature down.
Sadly, he went into respiratory distress on Saturday morning and despite the best efforts by the clinic staff, he stopped breathing and couldn't be revived.
There is such a lot of loss this week but at least he didn't die alone on the street. So sorry Dylan, we tried our best.