This update is a hard one.
We get multiple reports daily of dogs in need of rescue. For many, we give the people who report free Bravecto as most just have bad skin conditions. But for a few, usually hit and runs, we end up having to euthanize.
Our criteria for euthanasia is NEVER financial or space. It's always about quality of life for the dog.
All dogs we rescue are suffering but if their suffering will have no end, we put them to sleep.
We don't usually post about these cases as we don't want to burden our followers with the extreme sadness that making this decision carries.
We always discuss prognosis with our two vets, Doc Pierre and Doc Gama.
In the end it comes down to, can this dog play, move around pain free, interact with other dogs, poop and wee on their own? If no, we end their suffering humanely.
We had such a case last night. A dog was reported 2 hours away from us. People in the area made the effort to bring her to the shelter and we took her for X-rays today. She had a severe complete
spinal fracture, which we can't fix here. Also she was not able to poop and wee on her own and X-rays showed the back up of poop in her colon. She would not have any quality of life so we made the difficult decision to put her to sleep.
Sometimes this is all we can do. We called her Lovely.
We are so sorry Lovely that you had to suffer.
Rest in peace sweet girl.