Sleep Tight Agatha

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Animal rescue has its highs and it’s lows. As our supporters we think it’s important you get to see both sides of the work we do here at Rain Rescue.

Earlier this month we received a desperate call from the dog warden asking if we could help with a very sad case. A dog that had been found wandering the streets in horrific condition. Of course we said yes, that is exactly why we exist, to be there for those who have no one else.

So Agatha arrived, at the time she was a dog with no name but Agatha seemed to suit. As you can see from the photos below, she was a matted mess of fur and it was hard to see exactly what was happening underneath it all. So the fur came off and and a little old lady was revealed, one that was clearly suffering.

Agatha had a grade 3 heart murmur and some seriously huge tumours on her mammaries. Despite a week of trying she took no comfort in anything we gave her, she didn’t want human company (in fact she’d do her best to get rid of it!), she wouldn’t eat more than a spoonful of food and only settled in her bed once she had exhausted herself pacing. It was heartbreaking to see and we knew in our heart of hearts that we had to make the decision that whoever her owner had been before hadn’t done for her. She was suffering and it couldn’t go on.

Sleep tight Agatha, we are glad you found us and that we could show you the kindness and love you deserved.

Saying goodbye to any animal we have cared for never gets any easier and it’s part of the rollercoaster of rescue. We find our strength in the happy endings and fight on to continue to be there for those who need us. Today we will go back to the pound for two elderly Staffies and three cats from Social Services. We hope one day the need for us to be here will cease to exist but for now we must keep on fighting.

Please help us continue to be here for those who have no one else. Text ‘BARK22 £1/2/3/4/5/10′ to 70070 or visit

Posted on January 29, 2018
Categories: News, Our Diary, Our Dogs