Heartbreak and bills are all that are left following the death of a poorly bred puppy who was fighting to survive. Not quite a week ago, Chip, an English bulldog, was taken in by the non-profit organization, Pittie Please Rescue. The group went above and beyond to get the homeless puppy the help that he needed, but his poor breeding ultimately proved to be more than time, love and money could repair.
On August 31, the rescue group posted a video of the struggling puppy, and wrote:
He is having trouble breathing- labored breaths and sounds like his chest is very congested. Gums are pale. He is lacking oxygen. We are rushing him in for treatment but are pleading for your support.
One day later, the veterinarian’s findings were released:
After speaking with the doctors this morning, we were told that Chip is at severe risk for respiratory failure due to the amount of pathology and disease that are filling his lungs. It takes so much out of him just to breathe right now.😔 The inflammation of his lungs compromised his ability to intake oxygen; they are tired and overworked trying to simply get air.
His trachea is insanely tighter and more narrow than normal. Bad breeding is to thank- something that infuriates us but is it not our focus at this time.
The damage was done
Fears that Chip would go into respiratory failure were valid – the poorly bred pup passed away. The heartbreaking news was shared with the rescue agency’s Facebook followers on Tuesday:
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we would like to let all of you know that Chip is no longer with us. He fought so hard, and we are forever grateful for all of you that joined us in fighting along with him. We gave him the best chance we could and while we are completely heartbroken, we find peace in knowing he left this world surrounded by and knowing love. Due to shitty, selfish breeding, his little deformed body just couldn’t make it.
Donations to offset the high veterinary bills which were generated while fighting to save Chip can be made to the rescue group’s website here.
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