Heartbreaking, but perhaps not unexpected, “Luna,” the German shepherd who was just rescued from the Carson Animal Services facility, is gone. The devastating news was posted to followers of Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue on Monday evening.
Fans of the rescue group learned that Luna, whose face was disfigured by a huge tumor, had been humanely euthanized. The rescue agency wrote:
This is not the post I was hoping to write. She did not make it out of her vet appointment this morning. I hoped she would be well enough to head with us to prison tomorrow (Pawsitive Change) and spend a day being pampered by us and the inmates. I really wanted to give her a bucket list day. She was far too sick though and we had to let her go.
A veterinarian determined that Luna was suffering too much – the tumor in her head was determined to be “very obstructive” and she had deteriorated so much that she was vomiting blood.
Strangers did for Luna what her own family opted not to – they comforted her and held her as she was released from her body. The rescue agency wrote:
Amy laid with her, loved her, spoke softly to her and helped her transition with dignity, feeling loved. She passed very peacefully in Amy’s lap. I wish there was more to be done but if you’d have seen her–how skinny she was, how troubled she was–you’d have understood. Sometimes the best option is to let someone go honorably, so we did just that.
In spite of the heart-wrenching news, the group has asked for people to be inspired by Luna, rather than saddened. They wrote:
Please don’t let Luna’s end bring you down, instead let it bring you light and purpose. Purpose to live everyday with vigor and dedication. To cherish those you love and take deep, full, grateful breaths. Our dogs are always teaching us lessons, what has Luna taught you?
Original story about Luna at this link.
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