We would like to share sweet Nellie's #lastchance story. It does not have the ending we wanted, but we are still so, so happy that we were able to spend the last week loving her to pieces.
12-year-old Nellie was found as a stray and taken to the shelter. The street is no place for an old blind and deaf pug to be, especially in the extreme heat we have had. We pulled her as soon as her hold time was over and we were so excited to get her cleaned up and find her a new home. She was full of sass and life, but we could tell she has suffered a life time of neglect. She had a slight cough when we picked her up, but it developed to a much worse cough by the second day. We took her to the ER Vet where they did x-rays and lab work but could not find a reason for the cough, so it was assumed to be Kennel Cough. A few days later the cough was not improving so we took her back to the vet and had more lab work done and got different medications. We did humidifier treatments and everything we could think of, but day after day the cough continued to get worse until we finally knew that despite our best efforts, we just couldn't save sweet Nellie.
This story is very sad, but you should know that Nellie received so much love her last week. She loved being brushed and held, she loved to rub her face in blankets. You could tell if she felt good she would be a bossy old lady who told everyone what for. We wanted to save her more than anything in this world and man did we try. While this story may bring a tear, the alternative of her laying on a cold shelter floor and dying alone is much more heartbreaking. We always want to be there when we receive a call about a pug that needs us... no matter the age. With your support, we can continue to do so! Please consider making a donation today!