Skippy was rescued because he had multiple TVT tumours. For those of you who don't know about TVT - its a sexually transmitted cancer that can manifest throughout the body. Though it looks horrendous, it is highly treatable with chemo therapy.
The problem is that the chemo leaves a dog very vulnerable to other diseases as the immune system is compromised.
Skippy's tumors had shrunk considerably and he was eating well until the day before he died.
We can't know exactly why he died, it could have been due to any number of viruses or bacteria that invaded his immune system, or it could have been due to toxin overload as the tumors dissolved.
All we know is that Skippy didn't die on the streets alone, he spent the last 7 weeks of his life well fed, loved, comfortable and safe.
And for that we are grateful.
Ashley said goodbye to him when we gave him a little goodbye service.
Run free skippy. He passed away on 13 July 2023.