We lost our sweet boy Manny to heart failure. His poor body couldn’t fight anymore. The Specialty Vets told us that his heart condition was too far gone and that there was nothing that we, or they, could have done any differently. He was probably suffering from a congestive heart condition for months!!! The blame falls on his neglectful owner who thought it was OK to let an eight year old dog deteriorate to the condition he was surrendered in. He was 20-30 pounds overweight, with his feet 3 times the size, and a face full of infection from bite wounds. He had been living outside with an embedded collar with serious untreated health issues while being taunted by the other household dog. 

 

For the week that Manny was with us, this boy finally felt love. He was able to feel the grass under his feet, sleep in bed with a human being who truly loved him, get snuggle visits from volunteers, and even his own professional set of head shots. After only a few minutes he brought smiles to so many faces and never ever showed us that he was discontent or in pain. We are happy to say that he was not in major discomfort until just this morning. He went peacefully, right after giving kisses to the tech who inserted his IV. 

Manny's death is not in vain.

 

We will continue to fight and to pull dogs that have been failed by their owners and try our best to give them a new life- unfortunately for Manny, it was just too late. He will live on in our memories and we will be setting up a fund in his name, and in his honor, so that we can continue to pull the neglected and unwanted and give them their rightful chance. 
 

RIP sweet Manny the Manatee 

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