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. It was Toby Wisneski, founder of the rescue who immediately stepped forward, but her anger against the previous owner prompted the following:
“To whatever monster dumped her off in the shelter night box … you are a disgrace to this human race,” Toby Wisneski 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.”
And for a few days, Bonnie loved life. She explored her new world, she ate new foods and received the love and affection every dog should have each and every day of their lives. Her bed was soft, the blankets cuddled her tiny frame, and Bonnie knew she was really loved. Tragically, on Friday afternoon, Bonnie’s tumor burst. Toby tearfully announced the sad news:
“Rescue is so very bitter sweet. It is with the saddest and heaviest of hearts that I must announce that Bonnie is now on her way to The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks where we will bid her the saddest and most tearful of good byes. Bonnie’s tumor burst just a little while ago and, while we were all prepared for the inevitable, it still is so heart breaking. Even during this painful time, this little dog still continues to stand up in her crate and wag her tail…This is by far the most heart breaking and gut wrenching rescue we have experienced during our time here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. I find myself so angry, disgusted and devastated HOWEVER I will not take away from this amazing little dog’s tribute .Bonnie was indeed a trooper and she got to enjoy a couple of days knowing only love, kindness and how much her life mattered.”
Many thanks to the volunteers, Cathi Perez, Carol Sax and Dr. Missy Achenbach for the few days able to be shared with such a sweet dog.
Read Bonnie’s previous story here. Rest in peace sweet little dog. You will be missed.
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