Poor Pluto was an example of neglect on a monstrous scale. A police investigation is underway to attempt to bring justice for Pluto, who died on 17 January 2023 of a cardiac arrest.
The vet tried to resuscitate him for 30 mins using epinephrine but he couldn't be revived.
We knew saving him was a long shot but we had hopes that he would recover and live in one of the wonderful homes that had been offered to him.
When dogs are neglected and starved as he was, the damage done to the heart and other organs can be considerable. He was also struggling with sepsis from all the wounds over his body.
It's a cliche we know, but at least he felt care, ate the best food which we prepared for him ourselves, and was very much loved. He touched the hearts of so many people around the world, not least our own.
A case is being filed against the owner but we would really need the help of a lawyer familiar with filing cases against owners who are in violation of the animal welfare act. If any lawyers are willing to help pro Bono, please message us and help us get justice for Pluto. We will take him back to the Sanctuary tomorrow for his service. This is the last video of him - sleeping peacefully.