After surviving so much, and having such a strong heart throughout, Marta caught a tick-borne disease called Erlichia. It can be fatal in healthy dogs unless identified quickly, but to animals with immune systems under stress, like Marta, it is often too much.
On 4 December, some weeks after her successful amputation, she suddenly stopped eating, and became lethargic. Despite this, we were hopeful as her spirit was undimmed - she still managed a little tail-waggle when she saw the staff. She passed way quickly, just a couple of days later. She knew love and companionship at the end.
Thank you to her sponsor also called Marta, who was sending messages of love every day and to everyone who sent her well wishes. Rest in peace little one, you were very, very loved. Read more about Marta's life before and after rescue on her Profile Page.