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)


13/11/10
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.

Britta (Private rehoming, Manchester)

31/12/09 We’ve had some sad news from Britta’s owner. Unfortunately Britta became ill recently and her condition deteriorated, so her owner had to make the awful decision of having her put to sleep :( Rest in peace Britta, free from pain.

Bruno, Bath Cats & Dogs Home

03/01/2009 We have heard the sad news today that Bruno has passed away. Here is what his walker at Bath Cats & Dogs Home had to say:

Just to inform you about Bruno, the Corgi cross from Bath Cats and Dogs Home. I was his walker for the last 5 years. Bruno was taken ill very suddenly and passed away on the last day of 2009.

It was a great shock to myself and his only other walker. Bruno has been buried inthe home’s cemetery and his grave will be cared for by me.

Sleep tight old boy.