When you try your best and you don’t succeed.
When you feel so tired , but you can’t sleep.
Stuck in reverse
And the tears come streaming down your face.
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And I will try and Fix You.

…….lyrics from Coldplay – Fix You

Animal rescue rips your heart out some days. Our foster homes and volunteers treat each animal in our care from the moment they arrive with care, love and respect.  We tell them all we will be their light and guide them home, that we will try and fix them. Sometimes it just isn’t meant to be.

Poor Diesel was with the SCARS family for only a few days, but he was a lovely soul.  Desperately ill, he was found in one our northern intake communities. He was wasting away, skin and bones and an obvious sinus infection. We immediately provided comfort, food and water and a very rapid transfer to one of our Veterinary partners.  Our first veterinarian was unable to diagnose the problem and recommended we see a specialist right away, given his weak condition. Such a trooper Diesel was, just accepting our help and kindness, through the trips and all the poking and tests.

We always believe our care teams will be able to help our animals. Sadly in Diesel’s case it was not to be, he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Two masses on his kidneys and one in his sinus. There was no hope. We had to make the decision to let him go in peace and end the suffering.  His time with us was short and ended with a heartbreaking outcome but we believe our kindness and respect in the end was a glimmer of light to guide him home.