Charlie (RSPCA York & District Branch)

10/5/2015 Charlie [formerly Marley] has sadly now passed away. He was blissfully happy in his foster home but his poor old body was exhausted. We take comfort in the knowledge that at the end of his life he was truly loved.

Rocky (Blaby District Council, Leicestershire)

It’s with a sad heart that Rocky had to be PTS. A swab was taken from his ears as they were not responding to treatment which showed a catalogue of bacteria that the vet said would take a very long time to resolve and may never resolve because of how long they had been left. It was agreed that rather than him spend many weeks in pain and under a lot of stress it would be better to let him go.

Asha (Rescue Remedies, Surrey)

27/6/13 – Sad news from Rescue Remedies: ‘So sorry to have to tell you that Asha went to Rainbow Bridge today. Sadly he had a mass on his upper front leg and he was struggling to walk. The vet agreed it was better to let him slip away without pain. Thankfully he had 10 months before he died in a wonderful foster home.’

Ben (Stray Dogs Sanctuary, kenneled Devon)

16/5/13 – We just had this sad news about Ben: ‘I’m afraid I have sad news about Ben. He has been on two courses of antibiotics for an infection, but they have not worked ,so the vet has carried out further tests and found that he has bone cancer, so has decided that the kindest thing to do is to put Ben to sleep.’

Frisby (Barley Kennels, Essex)

1/8/14 – Just had this sad update from Barley Kennels: ‘Sadly Frisby passed away 2 weeks ago, he never did find his forever home but he was happy and very much loved with us.’

Glen (Barley Kennels, Essex)

12/10/13 – Just had this sad news about Glen: ‘Very sadly Glen died last week bless him. Its such a terrible shame he didn’t find a home he was such a lovely dog, but at least he was happy in kennels and one of the volunteers was very attached to him and spoilt him as much as possible.’

Kilo (Ark, Lincolnshire coast)

11/6/12 – We just had this sad update from the Ark: Kilo collapsed and has had to be put to sleep. He didn’t respond to treatment and the vet said there was nothing more he could do and he had no quality of life. Sue and Laura, the manager and assistant manager at the Ark were with him and cuddling him when he died. There was a lady who was interested in adopting him but a home came just too late for the poor old boy :(

Connie (South East Dog Rescue, Kent)

C14/5/12 – We just had some very sad news from South East Dog Rescue – ‘Connie had a home lined up for this week but, devastatingly, she died today on the way to emergency vet of bloat. I’m absolutely devastated. Thank you so much for putting my beautiful girl on your site.’ Run free, Connie.

Charlie and Cain (PARRT, North East)

30/4/12 – We just had the sad news that poor Cain had to be put to sleep due to health issues. His sister Charlie will be staying in long term foster and is sure to be well take care of in her sorrow.

Jess Springer – Loving and cuddly (Oldies Club, fostered Dundee)

20/1/12 Tragically, after a number of weeks in her foster home with no sign of having fits, Jess has tonight suffered a massive fit. The vet managed to bring her round briefly but she started fitting again and the only option was to let her be at peace. We’re so sorry for Jess and for her lovely foster family who have taken such good care of Jess and are now devasted. :(

Cute Casey Cheekygirl (Oldies Club, fostered Suffolk)

26/5/12 After a period of illness, Casey has sadly had to be put to sleep. Our thoughts are with her lovely foster carer and also with Casey’s former owner who has been following Casey’s progress since sadly having to part with her.

Sleep tight beautiful Casey.

Jemma (Liverpool Dog Rescue 1990)

3/6/2012 Sad news from Liverpool Dog Rescue – Jemma had a growth on her leg which was getting progressively worse so her family made the heartbreaking decision to have her put to sleep. Jemma was being rehomed by Liverpool Dog Rescue, but was fortunately still with her family and therefore with people she knew and loved. Sleep tight Jemma :(

Joey (Animal Care, Lancaster)

18/12/11 We’ve heard the very sad news that Joey’s seizures increased to the point that they were happening constantly and so the sad decision was made to let him go. Sleep tight Joey. :(

Jakey (Animals in Need, Northamptonshire)

4/1/14 – Sad news from Animals in Need: I’m sorry to inform you, sadly Jakey passed away about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately he developed a tumor on his heart and we had to have him put to sleep. Thankfully he spent his last months living in our on site mobile home with a member of staff so at least had some home comforts and companionship before he left us. Run free, Jakey.

Gracie (Rain Rescue, South Yorkshire)

26/8/11 – We are sad to hear that poor Gracie had to be put to sleep. Here is what her carer at Rain Rescue said about her:

With a heavy heart I need to tell you that poor Gracie was pts yesterday. She was originally with us for 6 months then returned by her foster carers 3 months ago and we were all very attached to her. RIP beautiful girl.

Paris (Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Old Windsor)

12/11/11 A very sad update from Battersea … Unfortunately Paris damaged a ligament in her leg beyond repair and after having x-rays the vet felt the only option was to put her to sleep. Paris was a long term resident and had been in a foster home since August and we are all devastated that she didn’t have the happy ending we wished for. Sleep tight Paris :(

Gypsy (Dogs Trust, West Calder)

28/7/2011 A sad update from Dogs Trust … Our poor wee Gypsy passed away in her sleep last week and the vet explained that it was natural causes and old age. She is very sadly missed by staff and volunteers alike, but was a happy, cheeky little girl right to the end and had adapted well to living here and being waited on by her carers. Sleep tight little one :(

Matthew (Maxicare Dog Rehoming, Northamptonshire)

3/5/12 Very sad news today from a Maxicare volunteer: “Handsome Matthew passed away today in the arms of Maxicare Staff who were his family and his friends. He was fighting cancer but unexpectedly took a turn for the worse. So devastating as he spent almost his whole life with them. Run Free” :(

Pepsi (Ark, Lincolnshire coast)

Sad news about Pepsi — She had to be put to sleep, on the vet’s advice. Following tests and several different treatments, all to no avail, her digestive problems have got the better of her. She had chronic diarrhoea and was passing blood, losing weight and was anaemic. The vet had run out of options for her.
Rest in peace Pepsi.

Wag (Oldies Club, fostered Hertfordshire)

18/9/10 We are very sad to report that Wag suddenly became very ill and after having tests and a scan was found to have an enlarged liver, a mass in his stomach, and a problem with one of his kidneys. The vet advised that there was no hope of improvement and as Wag was not at all well, he sadly had to be put to sleep. Rest in peace little Wag.

Alfie (Lizzie’s Barn Animal Sanctuary, South Wales)

20/6/10 – After the good news of Alfie finding a new home, we have some very sad news. Yesterday afternoon, Alfie was out pottering in the sunshine in the sanctuary garden when he suddenly collapsed and died. Fionna was with him and couldn’t do anything to save him. They suspect the poor little man had a massive heart attack.

The Sanctuary people are absolutely devastated, as are the wonderful family who were due to be homechecked for him today and hoping to bring him home next weekend.

Sleep well, little one.

Bonnie (Ark, Lincolnshire coast)

4/7/10 Very sad news about Bonnie. She recently became unwell and was found to have a very aggressive tumour and the kindest thing was to put her to sleep. Rest peacefully, Bonnie.

Cleo (Dogs Trust, West Calder, Scotland)

11/4/11 – We just heard the sad news that Cleo has passed away. Here is what her carer at Dogs Trust had to say about her:

Sadly poor Cleo was put to sleep away on Monday the 4th April. It was a shock to us all, as she only became ill on Sunday. Thankfully she had a very short illness, but investigative surgery showed she had liver and spleen tumours. Allowing her to pass with dignity and comfort was the only option.

Although she spent a long time with us looking for a forever home, she was very comfortable and thoroughly loved here – this was her home. Dogs Trust was the only place she had ever found where she was able to be herself – a free spirit! She is terribly missed not only by the staff but also be her young kennel mate, Zippy.