On 18 January 2022, we picked up this poor boy who had a large pus filled mass on his snout. We initially had no idea what happened to him - possibly a hit and run or a tumor. His jaw was also infected. He looked like he had been like this for a while and was very weak.
We sent him to Animal Wellness for x-rays to determine the cause of the lump which turned out to be a huge tumor that had eaten away his nasal cavity and infiltrated his upper jaw and part of his forehead.
Chemotherapy was not an option and his only chance for survival was to remove his whole
upper jaw and snout and part of the skull in his forehead. There was no way we could allow him to suffer in this way, so we made the extremely difficult and heartbreaking decision to let him go painlessly and surrounded by love.
He passed at 4:20pm on Tuesday 19 Janaury. It was honestly truly heartbreaking - we were just too late. We are so so sorry for what you had to endure. Thank you to Malou at PAWSsion Project for sharing our posts about Rocky and to all your supporters who sent in donations. Thank you to all our DAS supporters who donated to his treatment costs.
We will use the remainder of the funds to rescue another poor soul.