On Wednesday, Leave No Paws Behind rescued Bonnie from the Riverside County Animal Shelter. The 12-year-old dog had been dropped off in the shelter’s anonymous night drop box; what a disgrace. The senior’s heartless owner never had Bonnie treated at a veterinarian nor had the decency to walk her dog into the shelter to at least give her a compassionate goodbye.
The friendly, little senior dog presented with a large black tumor on her head and another growth on her stomach. Volunteers at the shelter begged for a foster or rescue organization to save her. And as the shelter planned that day to euthanize Bonnie, Leave No Paws Behind could not bear to see the frightened dog die alone on a cold shelter floor. Although the end stages of cancer was a strong possibility, nor would anyone allow the dog to suffer, if by a miracle she had more time, it was going to be one of love and kindness.
“To whatever monster dumped her off in the shelter night box … you are a disgrace to this human race,” Toby Wisneski, founder of the rescue organization wrote on the organization’s Facebook page announcing Bonnie’s rescue and arrival. “I am so disgusted and outraged I can’t even think or type straight, however I must stay focused on sweet Bonnie and what we here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc and The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks can do to help her and ease the pain. I have never in my 6 years of doing this, EVER seen anything this inhumane and heartless. Hang on little one, we are all here waiting for you; you are no longer alone. You are loved and no matter what, your life matters.”
According to Bonnie’s veterinarian, the tumor has invaded her brain as well as malignant masses on her stomach, but as devastating as the diagnosis, Bonnie continues to show the desire and spunk to live. She is on pain management and as long as she eats, she will see the sun rise each morning.
“This is one of the most heart wrenching rescues we have ever seen, however our hearts are grateful that, even if for a very short time, Bonnie will know she is loved and that her life matters.”
Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. is an eleventh hour, end of life, all breed foster based rescue specializing in seniors and animals with special medical needs, and, when possible, will pull an animal to safety when no one else steps up and all hope is lost. They cannot leave them behind to die alone and forgotten. It does not matter to this organization if they have one day, one week, one year or just one hour of life left in them or if they are deemed “unadoptable” or “untreatable.” To Toby, it is about the quality of life the animals can be given in the end and the love and companionship offered them, so they do not die alone. LNPB never boards any rescues nor do they make or determine any medical decisions or diagnosis regarding rescue pets. All are immediately vetted and decisions are made by the professionals treating these very lives.
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(Photos and video of Bonnie courtesy of Leave No Paws Behind)
Bonnie still loving life… check it out here: