We unfortunately have some sad news - Lewis passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly a couple of days ago.
Lewis was rescued from the street with his friend / companion Lois. They were in a really bad state - totally emaciated, riddled with mange and worms and very weak.
He had transitioned from isolation after fourteen days and we moved him to the quarantine area with some of our other recovering dogs. He was active, although still very wary of staff. He had actually started playing with some of the younger dogs in the area. Then a couple of days ago he suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. We don't know exactly what happened but the suddenness of his death indicates a cardiac arrest. When dogs are emaciated and riddled with worms, a great deal of damage is done to their internal organs that often we can't detect.
Sometimes all we seem to be able to do for these poor souls is give them a safe, comfortable and kind place to pass on. Rest in peace Lewis - we hope you have found Lois again.