So far what I’ve shared with you has been on the lighter side of what we’ve experienced, but I feel it’s also important to share the hard truth of some of the more sinister parts of life here, and the animals that have come into our care as a result.
Domingo was our first who we found on the side of the highway, and he devastated us all. I truly believe he had given up and had nothing left. He could barely stand, and it was gutting.
Knowing that taking him in would mean he would never suffer like that again, is what kept our hearts from breaking completely.
We felt the same for the kitten who was brought to us with all 4 legs bound so tightly in electrical tape that it took full sedation and hours of soaking his feet to remove the tape. We are still not sure if we will able to save all 4 legs. But even still, we know he will never suffer like that again.
The sad truth however, is that we just can’t save them all.
Camilla was a beautiful girl with a severe case of TVT, which is a transmittable venereal tumour. With the saddest eyes and a chain around her neck we fell in love and agreed to take her, but once the vet examined her we were told she was too far gone and there was nothing we could do, except end her suffering.
She lay on the pavement, and waited for a vet to come and ease her pain. I sat next to her, pulled her close and sent her all of the loving energy my heart could muster.
I watched her breathing slow and held her head as the vet administered the needle to her heart, that would eventually stop it from beating. I watched the syringe move and back forth with the beat of her heart until it finally held still and she was gone.
It’s strange to feel so much for an animal I barely knew, but that’s what rescue does to you. Camilla was with me only a short while, but took a big piece of me when she left.
Even though Camilla couldn’t be saved, we’ve taken 6 others who hopefully can be. They need our help, and we will do everything we can to give them more than just a peaceful passing.
We could NOT do what we do if it weren’t for your donations and support, so please know that you are a part of this with us, and we are SO grateful for you!