We are currently only rescuing the most critical of cases due to very few donations coming in because of PayPal account issues, and Distemper still at the Sanctuary. However, we just cannot leave dogs dying slow painful deaths. On 4 August 2023 we had a report of a dog that seemed to be the victim of a hit and run. He was also very emaciated, and we named him Steel.
We ran a battery of tests on Steel and discovered he was in kidney failure, as he was vomiting and pooping blood. Sometimes the situation resolves itself in around 3 days, so we continued to care for him hoping for the best. We had him on oxygen, IV and medications and hooked up to the vital signs monitor with a vet assistant monitoring him 24/7, with virtual support from Isabela Vets.
A recovery sadly was not to be. He died in the early hours of this morning with our Vet Assistant Angel at his side. We knew it was a long shot but at least we tried and he didn't die alone. The fact that people all around the world showed care and compassion towards him and sent well wishes, is so comforting. He didn't die unknown and without a name, like many here do.
We gave him a funeral service to honour his life because he mattered. Run free Steel, we are so sorry we couldn't save you.