November’s Braveheart Award

| December 6, 2017 | Reply

November's Braveheart Award goes to….Missy

November’s Braveheart is in loving memory of Missy, a wonderful 2 year old German Shepherd who was rescued from Romania at the beginning of the year.

Within no time Missy had become her owners’ pride and joy and swiftly settled into her new life in Tavistock. She particularly loved long walks and swimming along the canal, where she won the hearts of many dogs and owners with her exuberant personality.

It was a terrible shock when Missy was rushed into Westmoor after being involved in a road traffic accident.  The severity of her condition was clear straight away as she couldn’t use her back legs and had suffered a very nasty wound to her face. With the help of the whole team, we were able to quickly treat Missy for shock by giving fluids and strong pain relief.  She was incredibly brave while we tended to her wounds and assessed her neurological function. 

As we were very concerned about spinal damage, we urgently referred Missy to Bristol University for a CT scan. Tragically CT showed that, amongst other severe injuries, her spinal cord was damaged beyond repair. The devastating decision was made to end Missy’s suffering and have her put to sleep.

Missy will be very much missed by everyone at Westmoor and our thoughts are with her family.


Category: Featured

Leave a Reply