Young Lauren led a tragically short life, and one that need not have been so curtailed. She died on 3 February 2022 from total organ failure caused by the neglect of the family that had stepped up to adopt her late last year. Following her successful spay operation earlier this year, it took the intervention of neighbours to alert us of her infected operation wound and worsening condition.
There is simply no excuse for the adoptive family who so badly let her down by not taking adequate care of her post-operation, and ignoring her serious deterioration for weeks on end.
It was heartbreaking to watch her deteriorate and not be able to do anything to save her. Thanks go to Jack and Aldwyn for sponsoring her and coming to visit her regularly. We are sure she felt your love. We gave her every possible medication and medical procedure that we could and also assigned 24 hour care.
We just couldn't save her. Lauren was the sweetest little girl and her death was totally unnecessary. There are laws against animal abuse and neglect, but we have not the time or resources to pursue such a case. We welcome anyone who is willing to take on the filing of cases and raising funds to prosecute.
Rest in peace Lauren - you were loved so very much and we are sorry that the people entrusted with your health and safety were found to be so severely lacking in compassion, honesty and care. You deserved so much better.