Woman Holds Dying Shelter Dog In Her Arms All Night So He Won’t Pass Away Alone

As much as we try to help and give every homeless animal we encounter, the very sad reality is that not all suffering animals can be saved. Unfortunately, that is what the founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, Janine Guido, had to make peace with when she first encountered Watson.

Photo: Facebook/Speranza Animal Rescue

Watson was a starving and homeless Pit Bull who was rescued by a college student after they found him all alone in a Philadelphia park. The student took the poor dog to an emergency vet. He was covered with sores all across his body. He also had a large tumor growing on his back leg. Unfortunately, time was running out for Watson, and the vet regretfully told the college student that there wasn’t much hope for him – his cancer had spread.

Photo: Facebook/Speranza Animal Rescue

From there, Watson was transferred over to a local shelter, where staff agreed to make Watson as comfortable as possible for his remaining time.

“I had a gut feeling that things weren’t going to be good the next day,” Guido said to The Dodo. “I didn’t want to leave him alone. Not when he needed me the most.”

Guido then promised to stay by Watson’s side. She got him blankets and a dog bed, and laid down beside him and held him close. Guido spent the entire night with Watson in her arms.

Photo: Facebook/Speranza Animal Rescue

“He slept like a rock all night, cuddled up to me so tight,” Guido remarked. “I cried myself to sleep, and woke up in tears as well.”

That next morning, Watson refused to eat or drink. He also began to pace in circles, and that’s when Guido knew that the inevitable was near. She continued to give him love and attention, making sure that he knew he wasn’t alone.

Not long afterward, Watson passed away – And at least he went knowing that he was loved.

Photo: Facebook/Speranza Animal Rescue

“I’m just so thankful I was able to hold him tight for his last night,” Guido said. “I was telling him how much he was loved — and that his life mattered. My heart is breaking, but I would not change a thing.”

Rest in peace little Watson. And let this story serve as a reminder to the rest of us to always do what we can to help the animals out there who don’t have a loving home.

0

Comment on the Story Below

Related Posts

October 19, 2015

Como Cuidar De Un Perro Mayor

Los perros mayores son a menudo ignorados ​​en los refugios por aquellos que eligen la

October 12, 2019

My Dog Bit Me — Now What?

  No matter how close you are to your dogs, sometimes the unexpected can happen

July 4, 2019

Solving The Problem Of Poop

The average dog produces about 12 ounces of waste every day. That doesn’t seem like

Comments – Rules , Boundaries & Limitations

At Cesar’s Way , we strive to be a single pack, and packs have rules, and limitations. Here are ours for the comments:

  •  No bullying or harassment of fellow commenters. Keep it civil!
  • No foul language or obscenities, please.
  • No posting of external links

Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however Thank you for reading our articles and sharing your thoughts with the pack!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Tips From Cesar & The Pack

Don’t get left out of the doghouse! Sign up now to make sure you’re up to date on the latest happenings!

Trending Today

Trending This Week

Get a Free e-Book:
5 Essential Commands
to Teach Your Dog