We have some very sad news to share - Norman passed away last night in his sleep from kidney failure. He was comfortable until the end and had staff with him 24 / 7 over the last week. Carl, Arjun and Raymond were there in the office with him, Carl said he simply stopped breathing while he was sleeping.
We rescued Norman in February 2021. He was an old street dog known to locals in the area - they reckoned he was around 13 years old. He probably did have an owner a long time ago - you can check out his profile page here.
He was one of the first dogs to be sponsored when we started our sponsorship programme - thank you to his sponsor Chris who also named him and has looked out for him over the last 18 months sending him gifts, love and extra money for his food and medications.
He was a sweet old soul - one of the elder gentlemen of the Sanctuary along with buddies Archie (now adopted) and Bruno. He will be missed but we are glad he had a comfortable life in his final years.
When a dog passes, we have a little service for them and tell them our favourite memories of them and how much we love them. We don't usually post this as it is just for us staff to help us process the deaths and help their little souls on their way, but we wanted to share this picture of Norman with Rachel, saying her goodbyes. As many of you know, it's so hard to lose a pet and we have to deal with multiple losses.
Run free Norman