8/11/16 – It is never easy to make this decision and I can’t express how much I admire a rescuer who puts his/her emotions to the side and puts the good of the animal first. Patricia Brown and her daughter work tirelessly for not only the adoptables but also the Ferals. I am humbled by the caring people who I have had the good fortune of meeting and working with along this journey. RIP sweet Tabatha. You are no longer in pain. Thank You to Patricia B., her rescuer, for loving her in her final days.
“Oh this is so hard. I took our sweet girl, we named her Tabatha, to the vet. My heartfelt thanks to Diana Rascano and 4paws1heart)
I am sorry to say the outcome is not what I had wished for. It was discovered through x-rays that she 1..had a very small heart, 2..she had a large obstruction or mass in her stomach, possible cancer, we will never know, and 3…her intestines were extremely enlarged, again with some kind of blockage and she only weighed 4 1/2 pounds. After a lot of consultation and looking at the outcome realistically, going through exploratory surgery alone was a risk. I do know she was in pain when I had her. So I made the decision to let her Cross the Rainbow Bridge, but not without me being with her the whole time. I loved her, I held her and I kissed her and told her that my own Tabatha was waiting for her. Rescue is not for the faint of heart. My heart has been broken many times in just this past month. But to end ones suffering is a far better deed than to try to keep a loved one in pain, just because it makes you feel better. RIP Tabatha. I loved you the short time I had you with me.