Blaze was found by a good Samaritan, abandoned and barely alive, in a ditch just south of Dallas. (11/7/18)
He was emaciated, dehydrated, and very banged up all over. Just broken, really. He was rushed to our vet for evaluation. He was then transferred to a specialty vet clinic. His x-rays showed a cancerous mass on his prostate which most likely had metastasized. No telling how long he had this condition…the vet estimates he was at least 14 years old.
Unfortunately he was not strong enough for surgery. Had he been younger and in good health he would only have had a 50/50 chance of surviving the surgery. As it was, Blaze’s condition was too severe, his pain too great. The vet recommended euthanasia as the most humane option. With heavy hearts BRIT made the decision to let him cross the Rainbow Bridge.
We are happy, at least, that he was able to spend the last few days of his life surrounded by loving people in a warm bed.
…it breaks our hearts but we can’t save them all.
It is BRIT’s policy to attempt to save ALL Brittanys, as if they were our own, no matter the cost. In this case we spent $1,200 between the two vets who heroically worked on Blaze. If you would like to make a donation in honor of Blaze please visit our donation page: https://brittanyrescueintexas.org/donating/