…but that doesn’t make it any easier.
It was another very sad and hard day at the Sanctuary. One of our older kitties, Poppy, whom we rescued from a severe hoarding situation a few months ago, was gently released from this life. We knew she had been psychologically crippled from her ordeal living in squalid conditions for so long. We tried hard to bring joy back into her life, giving her special attention to keep her from isolating herself from the rest of the kitties. A week ago we knew she was in real trouble as it was all we could do to force feed her.
One of our volunteers took her home to foster, to give her constant one-on-one love and attention, force feeding her high quality nutrients and appetite stimulants hoping to get her over this hump. She was brought back to the Sanctuary today for evaluation and it was evident to us all that she was continuing to decline. The only humane thing we could do for her was to let her go from this life that was so unkind to her and let her finally be at peace, it was time to say good-bye.
Even though we are a “no-kill” shelter we will always consider, first and foremost, what is the right thing to do in order to give our animals the quality of life that all living creatures deserve to live.
Poppy, rest in peace and be well. We will all meet again at Rainbow Bridge.