Peggy Sue, perhaps one of the sweetest bull dogs you could ever hope to have met, had been dumped unceremoniously at the Downey Shelter in California because she was no longer able to produce puppies. She had given birth to litter after litter and made her owners thousands of dollars, but when she needed medical care, it was dismissed until Peggy Sue’s breathing became so labored, her owners didn’t want to deal with their dog anymore.
“I don’t know how her family let her go so long without medical care. They dumped her a Los Angeles County’s highest intake shelter to perish. She was so afraid, and as they walked away, she watched them leave her to the sounds of cries from other dogs,” wrote Sal Valdenpena on his Facebook page.
And yes, Peggy Sue was rescued even though late Monday afternoon her life ended. A veterinarian examination diagnosed the dog with metastatic cancer; it had started in her breast and spread to her lungs where a 12-inch centimeter lesion was found causing her respiratory discomfort.
Dogs live for today; they don’t anticipate tomorrow, and Peggy Sue enjoyed her day with Sal. She had cheeseburgers, french fries and treats. They walked in the park until she was tired.
“Today, I held YOUR dog in my arms as she took her final breath telling her heaven wasn’t a scary place,” Sal wrote aiming his attention and anger at Peggy Sue’s owner. “You are the worst kind of humans. The ones who show no compassion, but are fueled by greed.”
Peggy Sue mattered; she was more than a dumped shelter dog, and her life will be remembered.
Many thanks to Sal and all of the compassionate volunteers. Many thanks to Big Bones Canine Rescue for being there for Peggy Sue.
Rest in peace Peggy Sue.
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