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.

Arthur (Foal Farm, Biggin Hill, Kent)

19/4/2012 A very sad update from Foal Farm .. Arthur’s health has been deteriorating recently and after suffering two fits Foal Farm decided it was time to let him go. He was put to sleep at the kennels, surrounded by everyone he knew and loved, and eating his favourite food, roast chicken. Sleep tight Arthur :(

Sebby (Labrador Rescue North West)

15.10.11 We just heard the very sad news that Sebby has to be put to sleep. He was in extreme pain and had no quality of life so the decision had to be made to prevent him from suffering any further. Everyone at Lab Rescue North West is heartbroken but hopefully Sebby has been reunited with his beloved owner. Run free, Sebby.

Zara (Carr House Rescue Centre, Hull)

10/11/11 Carr House Rescue have let us know that Zara recently passed away. She had a peaceful passing and although she didn’t find a new home she was loved and well cared for by everyone at Carr House. Sleep tight Zara :(

Rambo (Blue Cross, Scotland – fostered Ayrshire)

3/9/2011 – We just had the sad news that Rambo was pts. Here is what his carer said about him:

Sadly Rambo died yesterday but he had a brilliant foster home and was a happy dog right up to the end. We’re going to miss his great character and how much he made us all laugh but I’m glad he got to spend his last months so contented.

Sleep tight, sweet boy.

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.

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.

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 :(

Poppy (Ark, Lincolnshire coast)

2/4/11 Very sad news about Poppy. She was off colour so was taken to the vet and he suspected a growth. A scan showed a large tumour affecting several organs and the only option was to put Poppy to sleep. Rest in peace now lovely 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.

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.

Tye (Dogs Trust, West Calder, Scotland)

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.

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”

Super Scamp (Oldies Club, fostered Plymouth)

3/11/09 Sadly poor Scamp has been suffering from dementia recently and has had to be put to sleep. He had a wonderful loving home, as you can see from his rehoming story here on the website. He will be greatly missed by his family. Sleep tight Scamp.

Maggie (Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Bucks)

17/01/09 Maggie went to live with a foster family and had a wonderful few days with them, but she unfortunately became unwell. Sadly, Maggie was put to sleep yesterday with kidney failure. CDRS have sent their thanks to everyone that offered to help Maggie…

Marley (DAWG Dogs, Dorset)

17/11/2010 We’ve had the sad news from DAWG Dogs today that poor Marley had to be put to sleep. He had started having fits and showed no signs of improvement. He was lucky to have enjoyed two good years with his fosterer. Sleep tight Marley :(