Who said Fostering dogs was easy? Not us.
Yesterday (20th August 2019), it was with a very heavy heart that Saints Sled Dog Rescue had to say Goodbye to a very special foster boy called Drift. In the short time he spent in foster care, Drift made a HUGE impact of his foster family stealing their hearts before saying a sorry farewell.
"We were totally infected by him"
Drift came into the care of Saints just 16 weeks ago. He had a tough time
before coming in when his owners gave him up to a family member after they moved house. Unfortunately, his carer grew ill quickly and could no longer offer Drift the time and care he needed.
When he came into the care of his foster parents it is safe to say he had the best 4 months anyone could have offered. Not only did he go on FOUR FABULOUS holidays!! He spent his time adventuring with his new buddy, up to all kinds of mischief and fun.
After a short while with us, Drift was rushed into the vets after a suspected stroke. He fought hard and survived the ordeal, back to his normal self off for his next journey. Yesterday, however, he was again rushed into the vets for emergency surgery after, blood had been found in his stomach. When the vet opened him up they found tumors throughout his body. Between Saints and his foster family the difficult decision was made that it was kinder to left Drift go while under anaesthetic, peacefully in his sleep. The realisation was that upon waking him up, he would have approximately 3 or 4 weeks of living in pain and discomfort, something no one wanted for him.
" It was my honour to have shared my life with him, Thanks (SSDR) for never giving up on him, regardless of how expensive his bills were..." - Foster Dad
Drifts foster family stood by him all through his time in Saints Sled Dog Rescue until the very end, they are devastatingly heartbroken to have to say goodbye so soon but have offer such kind words at such a hard time.
From everyone at SSDR we would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Drift's foster family for truly giving him the best time a foster-pup could wish for.
In memory of Drift, his foster Dad plans to start fundraising for SSDR, with hopes that his legacy will help save other sled dogs, just like Drift, for years to come.
"Whatever his life was before, I know he had adventures with me..."