I get regular press releases from Dogs Trust and I include many of them on the blog because they are asking for new loving homes for deserving dogs, or because they are celebrating fund raising efforts of brave individuals. And then this email arrived this morning, and I just had to include it. Poor Lucy has terminal cancer and is looking for a home to live out her days in. It's a big ask; it will mean bonding with Lucy, supporting her and coming to love her, all the time knowing you will lose her. But it will also mean allowing Lucy to enjoy the remainder of her time right where a dog should be - at home with loving owners.
I hope someone can find it in their heart to walk beside Lucy in her final months, here's more information:
TERMINALLY ILL LUCY SEEKS LOVING LAST HOME
Dogs Trust Glasgow’s Urgent Rehoming Appeal
Dogs Trust Glasgow is today making an urgent rehoming appeal for one of their most unfortunate canine residents. The poor 12 year old crossbreed called Lucy has a severe form of cancer and is looking for a home where she can live out the rest of her days in comfort.
Lucy was brought into the Uddingston centre in June when her previous owners’ circumstances changed and they could no longer look after. Staff discovered that she had unusually high calcium levels and she was referred to Glasgow University Veterinary School where an aggressive tumour was discovered to be growing in her stomach and rear end.
Sandra Downie, Dogs Trust Glasgow Manager, explains:
“The veterinary team advised us that while surgery is an option it would involve months of painful treatment and suffering for poor Lucy, and it may buy her a little more time but she would still die relatively soon.
The kindest option in cases like this is to look for a loving home where she could see out her days in peace, however many they may be. We will cover any veterinary treatment costs relating to her condition, so owners need not worry about any extra expense in helping her.”
Lucy needs an experienced dog owner who will be at home for most of the day to look after her as her condition deteriorates. She will require a garden and a home on ground floor level. She is good with children, but due to her short life expectancy it would probably be best that any children in the home are aged 12 years or over. Lucy interacts well with other dogs but to offer her maximum rest she should be the only pet in the home.
Anyone interested in rehoming Lucy should call Dogs Trust Glasgow directly on 0141 773 5130 or visit the centre at 315 Hamilton Road, Glasgow G71 7SL.