Sometimes happy endings are not possible.
We wanted to update you on Fraser, the injured Shepherd-cross who came into care several weeks ago. Unfortunately, Fraser’s litany of injuries and indignities could not be overcome and we said a peaceful and humane goodbye to him on (date). Fraser had survived being dragged behind a truck, being shot multiple times, and being sprayed with porcupine quills – which turned out to be the one insurmountable injury as the quills had migrated into his brain, spine and lungs. At VHS we always step up to help the injured or sick animals often left behind in rescue circles. Most of the time, we have happy endings, but sometimes there is heartbreak. Thank you to all our friends and donors whose support allows us to save so many – the vast majority of which have happy endings. We don’t always know what the outcome will be, but we believe in giving all animals a second chance.