A Florida animal shelter made the heartbreaking decision to do something humane for a skeletal dog who wandered into a fire station in Ybor City one week ago…let her go. The boxer, dubbed Misha, was brought to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay by firefighters from Tampa Fire Station 6.
The skeletal dog
Shelter staff took the skeletal dog under its wing with hopes to save her life – tragically, she continued to decline while in their care. Testing revealed that Misha was suffering from a variety of maladies, including heartworms, parasites and thyroid cancer. As Misha’s condition worsened, the humane society staff decided that it was time to free her from her failing body.
On Tuesday, the shelter wrote:
“The soul takes flight to the land that is invisible, and there arriving she is sure of bliss and dwells forever in paradise.” You fought hard, you fought well. We love you always, Misha 💔 #misha #WeAreHSTB#heartbroken
And Tweeted a poignant good-bye:
Sweet Misha is gone. All she’s suffered was just too much for her body. Thank goodness she found joy and love at the end. We were with her in her last moments. Our hearts are broken.
Video of Misha
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