Last Updated: February 11, 2014
As much as we all wish every rescue story could have a happy ending, reality is not quite that rosy. Claree was ready to go to the bridge before she came into rescue.
Here is Claree's story, in the words of her rescuer:
"Claree was picked up as a stray at the Oklahoma City shelter. After her stray hold was up I picked her up and took her home. She was already chipped, but the shelter received no responses to calls. I also called. The chip was registered to a puppy broker in Kansas. Calls to that broker were not returned. Not surprising, of course.
"Claree was very depressed and disoriented. It was like having a ghost dog around. She would quietly slipped out the doggie door to go to the bathroom (obviously had seen one before as she used it easily the first time), and then back in and to her bed. She spent most days sleeping. Attempts to engage her met with tolerance but no enthusiasm. She stopped eating a couple of days later and no amount of encouragement would change that.
"The vet visit revealed that she had very limited vision, enlarged heart, liver and spleen and her lungs were going rigid requiring her to breathe abdominally. The vet prescribed a lot of drugs and holistic remedies that "might" help. When I asked my vet whether Claree actually wanted us to do all these things to keep her alive, she said "no." I felt Claree had been pleading with me all week to let her go home, as well. I knew Claree would never be adopted, and so would live with me forever. But, I also felt she really wanted release from her suffering. She missed her family and was unable and really not interested in navigating her new environment. I held her as she went to the Bridge."
CorgiAid supporters have helped Claree with her final expenses. Thank you.