R.I.P. ~ Sandi Statesman's Info...
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R.I.P. ~ Sandi Statesman's Story...
SAD, SAD UPDATE: With great sadness, we must relay that our beloved senior boy Sandi crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 11/29/10. After extensive medical testing, our vet determined that Sandi was suffering from advanced Lymphoma. Unfortunately, given his age and weak condition, his prospects of surviving chemotherapy and the overall prognosis in the longer term were extremely poor. During the week he was with us, the cancer spread rapidly and Sandi lost a great deal of weight. Having been abandoned on the streets at 15 years of age, blind and in the final stages of a painful terminal illness, we felt that he had suffered enough.
With the help of our extraordinary friends on Facebook, we were able to pull Sandi from Manhattan Animal Control on Thanksgiving eve. We had hoped to make him comfortable and to give him some quality time at the tail end of his life. Sadly, the outcome for Sandi was not what we hoped. We were able to provide him with medical care, a warm bed, treats of roast beef and chicken, and a great deal of love, but could not offer him the months or years of pampering that he really deserved. That Sandi felt safe and loved in his final days is nevertheless of some comfort. His final moments as he passed away in the lap of our founder, were both quiet and peaceful.
We envisage our beautiful Sandi now running happy, healthy and free in the fields surrounding the Rainbow Bridge with all our other beloved rescues who have passed while in our care. We wish to thank all who contributed towards his care for giving us the honor and privilege of knowing Sandi and of caring for him in his final days. We will love him and remember him always. Rest in peace, sweet Sandi boy.
UPDATE ON SANDI: Sandi arrived at our vet's office yesterday looking even worse than we expected. His eyes are red and inflamed, his ears are severely infected, his teeth are in horrible shape, he has an URI and he has some form of putrid smelling huge abscess under his neck. Next week an ophthalmologist will be assessing him for glaucoma. Our vet is completely appalled by Sandi's condition. He is running full blood-work in order to better assess the overall state of Sandi's health. Should Sandi be well enough to withstand surgery, the abscess will be removed and biopsied and he will at the same time receive a dental. Our vet does not intend to neuter Sandi due to his age and the length of time that he will need to remain under anesthesia to address his teeth and abscess. Sandi is currently at The Pet Doctor Veterinary Clinic in Queens where he is resting comfortably on a plush new dog bed. Despite his dreadful condition, he is a very sweet dog and very grateful to be receiving the care of which he has been deprived for so long. We will continue to post information about Sandi and his progress. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that contributed to his treatment and to all those who are following his case. We remain forever grateful. Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Meet our Senior Statesman ... Sandi, a 15 year old buff male Cocker Spaniel who was recently found as a stray in the Bronx and brought to the Manhattan Shelter. His condition was such that he was scheduled to be put down. Poor Sandi is indeed in terrible shape. He appears to be completely blind and has badly infected eyes as well as a whole host of other medical problems. An animal in this condition is sometimes simply too costly to rescue. However, once we posted a plea on Facebook, our circle of friends came to the fore, with many donations in Sandi's honor. This Senior Statesman has now been transported to our vet's office, where he is receiving much needed medical attention. We have identified a potential adoptive home for Sandi, also through our Facebook network, and will be posting regular updates about his progress. Before being placed, Sandi will be fully vetted, as well as professionally groomed, and will go home with a new leash and collar. Thank you, thank you to our Facebook family and to everyone who helped ensure that Sandi's Thanksgiving is the happiest ever.