It’s a heartbreaking reality of dog rescue, that not every dog saved off the streets makes it.
When Janine Guido of Speranza Animal Rescue saw Watson, she could tell the dog was not only exhausted, but that he was ready to die.
Watson had been found by a Good Samaritan in a park a week earlier. The Pit Bull was emaciated, covered in sores and had a large cancerous tumor on his hind leg. Sadly, the cancer had spread and no treatment was going to cure him.
Guido, who is a fixture in the Philadelphia animal rescue community, had a feeling that Watson did not have much time left, so she made the decision to stay with him when he returned to the shelter from the emergency vet.
“I had a gut feeling that things weren’t going to be good the next day,” she told the Dodo. “I didn’t want to leave him alone. Not when he needed me the most.”