Headrockdogs Rescue needs donations
£267 Raised
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3 Years running
At Headrockdogs Rescue we look after over 100 dogs/puppies at 2 sites. We've cared for 500 abandoned puppies, got 460 puppies adopted and neutered 600 dogs and puppies in the last 5 years. We are a husband and wife team and we need your support More ...
This is a sad story which has a sad and happy ending depending on how you look at it. It's a story that illustrates why HRD and all the other rescue orgs in Thailand do what we can to help sick street dogs. I saw this poor dog outside a supermarket and immediately knew he was seriously ill. He was standing with his head hung low and his tail down and he wasn't moving. Thep and I went to investigate. As soon as we got close and spoke to him his raised his head and wagged his tail but he hardly moved. Some kind Thais had put a bowl of water and some food under a nearby tree but they said he didn't eat anything. We immediately put him in the car and drove to the vet. As soon as the vet examined him he was sure the poor dog had distemper. His breathing was very laboured, he had thick eye and nose discharge and his feet were very swollen with hard pads. The vet believed that this sad dog hadn't been able to lie down for some time because of the pain in his lungs and hence his feet were very swollen. What should he do? Thailand is a Buddhist country and Thais believe that taking a life is a sin and bad for their Karma. Happily most young Thai vets now believe if an animal is suffering it is the kindest thing to end it's life without pain. We discussed it for a few minutes and I explained this poor dog had no-one to care for it, it was obviously in horrible pain and would probably only live a few more days. Those days would be living hell. He agreed. I stroked the dog and talked to him whilst the vet was injecting. He didn't move from the position in the last picture when he was alive. His breathing got deeper and slower then the vet gave the final dose and his heart stopped. So painlessly, so quietly and I know the dog's spirit went flying off to another brighter place where there is no pain. I was sad but happy to have put the dog out of his misery. RIP brave boy.
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