The One that Got Away MemorialThis beautiful lady was the one that got away. This precious soul crossed the rainbow the very day she came into rescue, but in her short time with us she touched our hearts and made an impact on her rescuers. This sweet girl was picked up on the side of the road by a good Samaritan who immediately took her to a local vet. Unfortunately, the good Samaritan was unable to afford the treatment needed to save this angel. One of our volunteers was at the vet’s office later that day and authorized the needed medical care. Unfortunately, it was already too late and this poor dog succumbed to the rampages of the neglect she experienced in the final weeks of her life.
She wasn’t with us long enough to get a name, but this nameless boxer girl was loved. She mattered. She was at least 10 years old and we have to believe that someone must have loved her once for her to reach that age. What happened? Where did her life take such a terrible turn? These are questions that will never be answered, but our nameless lady mattered to us, she was loved by us, she is being mourned by us, and we will miss her.
She’s the one that got away. We were too late to save her, but she spent her final hours knowing love and comfort. Sometimes that’s all we can do, and sometimes that has to be enough.
Farewell sweet angel. I wish I could have done more, I wish I could have saved you, I wish I could have given you a name, I wish I could have gotten to know you some. Farewell sweet angel, you will remain in my heart always.