On 1 September 2023, we received a report about a dog lying on the street, very weak and covered in ants. We can only imagine the pain and fear she felt.
Someone had covered her and given her food at least.
We brought her to the shelter and on further inspection discovered that one of her mammary glands was infested with maggots.
We cleaned her up, took blood for tests, de-flead her, got rid of the ants and maggots, and called Doc Erica from Pet Monarch Small Animal Clinic and discussed the case.
We called the dog Queenie because she was found on Port Royale Road.
Queenie was extremely dehydrated and had dangerously low red blood cells, indicating starvation.
She also had a systemic infection so we put her on antibiotics and IV. We gave her everything we could to ensure her survival, and given our current financial challenges, taking in another dog creates an added burden but we couldn't leave her there to die.
Despite our best efforts, she passed away on 3 September 2023. She started having seizures and then stopped breathing. We tried to resuscitate for 30 minutes but she didn't respond. We know we did our absolute best but it still feels like we failed her. We gave her a service and told her that she was loved and that she mattered. That's all we could do. Run free queenie.