6/12/09 Such sad news from Dogs Trust today – It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that poor Tye has passed away. He spent several weeks under the care of our local vet hospital for specialist treatment and while he seemed to be improving he sadly deteriorated overnight and passed away this morning.
Sleep tight Tye :(
This special boy is Tye, a 1 year old Labador Cross, who has had a terrible life up to now. Thankfully he is now in the care of Dogs Trust West Calder in West Lothian, Scotland, where they are caring for him and hoping to find him a special new home asap.
Tye has suffered from diarrhoea since he was a puppy and it is only since he arrived in rescue that his problem has been looked into. The resulting diagnosis, is that his pancreas is not working. The first year of his life must have been very uncomfortable and distressing for him. He was also kept only kept in the garden and saw very little of the outside world. The staff at the resuce believe that he may have been harshly treated as he can be very shy and nervous of strangers. Since coming into rescue Tye has come on in leaps and bounds and now mixes regularly with other dogs. He also chases toys, but doesn’t quite understand what retrieve means.
To add to his sad story, Tye seems to be what the rescue describe as a “simple soul”. He has a tendancy to peer through the top of his eyes, which is a little strange. As you can imagine, the staff at the rescue have totally fallen in love with this little character and now they really want to see him living in a proper home with people who will love and care for him.
His medical needs are such that he needs daily medication for his Pancreatic insufficiency and this means that he will be part of the rescue foster scheme. He is neutered and would be happy to live with children, another dog but not cats.
Tye is going to need a special home with people who are fully commited and can care for his special needs. There is no doubt though, that in a very short time he will make his new owners fall in love with him, just like the staff at the rescue!
If you would like to find out more about Tye, then please contact Dogs Trust West Calder as follows:
Telephone: 01506 873459
Please mention that you first saw Tye on the Oldies Club website.
Dogs Trust’s rehoming policy is that you would need to go to the centre (opening hours 12 noon til 4pm every day except Tuesdays) and fill out a rehoming questionaire. Then, everyone in the household would need to meet the dog, and a home visit or vet refference would need to be done.