July 26, 2011

Peace For Buddy

A sad ending for the little stray dog with no lower jaw. After a struggle to eat, being very weak, and receiving IV fluids, we lost Buddy this afternoon.

At Angels of Assisi, a wide variety of homeless animals pass through our front door, and many are sick, old, and weak. As much as we try to save them, sometimes the best thing we can do is make them comfortable, loved, and safe. After that, the next best thing we can do is let them go. This was the case with Buddy.

A huge thank you to his foster mom, Annette. She came to pick him after hours, fed him, took him to her personal Vet, and wrapped him in blankets and love. Buddy did not leave this world in a cold kennel, or out on his own. His last days were spent in a home, with a family who loved him. He was given compassion and dignity, and, when all is said and done, you can't ask for more than that.

Rest in peace, little man.

"There's an important difference between giving up and letting go" 
~ Jessica Hatchington

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 27, 2011

    God bless Buddy and Annette.