On 7 March 2022, one of our board members Wing Jardeleza and friends
rescued this poor dog in a terrible state. Despite the chronic malnutrition and obvious mange, he had low red blood cells, low platelets and high white blood cell count indicating infection, most likely Anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease.
He wouldn't eat any dog food so we had to go and get him some chicken, which he ate. We had an amazing response to appeals for funds to treat him, with over 700 USD ( 36,470 pesos) in the last 12 hours for his care and also someone sponsored his stay at the shelter for the next year.
He settled in at the Sanctuary, receiving a good scrub and probably the first decent meals he had in months.
Despite all this, it seems that we were just too late in intervening, as Seth passed away at around 5:30pm on 8 March 2022. Our staff check on new rescues every hour and Rachelle went to check on him at 5:30. He had vomited string and plastic bags and choked on them. He must have been so hungry on the streets that he was eating anything.
He was still alive but unresponsive when she found him . Staff administered oxygen and CPR but couldn't revive him.
We take comfort in the fact that he had a couple of good meals before he died. It's so distressing seeing these poor souls suffer as they do. Rest in peace Seth.
We will use the funds we raised to rescue another dog in great need that has been reported to us.