My human Mom told me this sad story: Rembrandt was a French Mastiff, who was turned into the SPCA a few weeks ago. He was just 4 years old and one big dude, weighing over 100 pounds! Remmy was brought to the shelter by his owners, who told the staff they were moving and could not take him with them. Right. Remmy had a bad ear infection, an eye infection, and skin problems. The vets at the SPCA had gotten those concerns under control. Remmy also had an old cruciate injury. It was pretty obvious that Remmy was simply discarded by these heartless people because of these health issues. Cruciate injury is repairable though pretty expensive (I know this...I have had two TPLO's). Many hours were spent trying to find a surgeon to comp the surgery, or a rescue to help him. But, weeks in a shelter takes its toll on the animals, and after consultation between vet specialists and SPCA staff, Rembrandt was euthanized this morning, surrounded by the loving staff at the shelter.
Godspeed, Rembrandt. Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.