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.

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 :(

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.

Bruce (Rain Rescue, South Yorkshire)

31/8/11 – We have just received the sad news that Bruce has been put to sleep. Here is what his carer had to say about him:

Sadly, we had to have our lovely Bruce put to sleep over the weekend :( He suffered a series of strokes and went downhill very rapidly. Despite living rough and being mistreated in his past he was such a happy boy with us and his tail was wagging right to the end.

Sleep tight, Bruce.

Nelson (RSPCA Lincoln)

19/9/11 – We have just had the sad news that Nelson had a massive stroke this week and, under vet advice, he was PTS. Nelson had just been reserved by someone interested in rehoming him but sadly he didn’t make it:( Sleep tight, Nelson.

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.

Boston (RSPCA, West Norfolk)

20/1/11 – Tragically Boston had to be put to sleep this morning. He was unwell and the vet found a tumour on his kidneys. The kindest thing was to let him go. Sleep tight, Boston.

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.

Arctic (Private rehoming, Northamptonshire)

29.6.10 We have just heard the sad news about Arctic. The family who rescued her had decided to keep her as there had been very little interest but very sadly Arctic died last week. At least she had love and care for the last part of her life. Run free, Arctic.

Midge (Ardley Rescue Kennels, Oxfordshire)

9/6/10 – We just had the sad news that Midge was put to sleep as the pain was just too much for the poor boy anymore. He had a good last couple of months with his new family and at least his last memories were happy ones.

Rosie (Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue)

5/11/09 We’ve had this very sad update from EGLR … It is with great sadness that I have to write that Rosie was put to sleep on Monday. She had a wonderful 2 months in her foster home and was loved so much. She will be greatly missed.

Kye (AARU, Notts)

2/4/09 – AARU have sent us this very sad update on Kye….”Sadly, Kye was a victim of his breeding, indifference by his previous owners and many, many months of pain and suffering with his eye condition. He developed into a possessive, aggressive and dangerous dog and no amount of care, behavioural training and attention could repair the damage to his mental health. Rest now in peace, Kye- so much loved by your foster parents and wept for by those who knew of your torment”