|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2005|
From Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue In Louisiana:
It is with great regret that we have to report sad news, especially at Thanksgiving. PENNY, our fawn senior girl passed away at the vet's office on November 22, 2005. Penny was brought to our attention by a concerned neighbor, when her family evacuated their New Orleans area home for Katrina and didn't return for two months. The neighbors fed and watered Penny during that time and eventually sought GCDR's help when it appeared the family might never return.
Eventually GCDR was able to locate the family and secure her legal surrender to our care. Penny had lived her entire life as an outside dog and we can only assume that she was outside during the horrific storm. She had had many health issues and fared pretty well during a surgery to remove a huge tumor from her foot. After that surgery she was fostered by one of our board members.
In her new foster home, Penny received a bed of her very own (inside of course) and a new sweater to wear when she went outside on cool days as Penny had a very thin coat. She also received regular meals of quality dog food and more love and attention than she had probably ever known. However, Penny continued to have health issues. She was back at the vet's office undergoing further tests when she passed away. It is not easy to lose a dog, even one that you have only known for a short time.
We are all very sad that Penny did not make it to her new permanent home but we know in her mind, she had already arrived there. We thank our board member, Nicky for the love and care that she gave Penny in this short time and for the fact that Penny didn't die alone in a cold back yard. Penny died loved, warm and happy and will be buried on Nicky's property next to her beloved Sarge who died last year.
Thank you for all those who have read this story and possibly shed a tear for Penny or held one back as best you could. Yes it is sad when you can only do a little to help a dog, but the greater tragedy would have been to do nothing.
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: May 03, 2011
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