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Sheep girl euthanized

Sheep girl was euthanized. She never got up after, at least, four full days of being down. She had to have her bladder emptied with a catheter and didn't eat, pee or poop today. It's a mystery as to what's wrong with her as she had so many different symptoms that could indicate a myriad of different things. We're having a necropsy done, maybe that will reveal something.

I'm so sorry we couldn't help her. I'm even sorrier that it's unlikely her owner will face any charges.

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anamomda
Feb. 25th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Ah, love.
That's so sad.
At least you gave her a fighting chance.
rinalia
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Part of me is glad we tried; part of me is upset that we put her through an extra three days of stress. I don't think there was a win-win ending in this case. :(
polyphonicvegan
Feb. 25th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
At least she was lucky to die with dignity. Still sorry though. :/

Is anyone going to see if her owner could face charges? I assume ALDF would take on a case like this, especially if there's the potential for saving the other sick sheep in the herd. :(
rinalia
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks.

We're going to talk to the director at sac county and see if anything can be done legally. We can't press charges but they could bring it to the da and see if anything can be done. I don't know, though. Contacting ALDF isn't a bad idea but we'll talk to the shelter first.

Bleh. People suck majorly.
zita_skyandano
Feb. 25th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
At least you tried the best you could, and at least you made her last few days as good as you possibly could, and full of love and good will if nothing else. I'm sure she was aware of that and grateful for it.

~Striker
rinalia
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
I think she was scared and alone when she was euthanized and I think that sucks majorly. But I am glad she wasn't scared and alone in a big empty muddy field. She enjoyed a nice last meal before going off feed and was safe.

She just deserved a hell of a lot better than what she got. :(
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