Although the work we do is very rewarding there are sad times around each corner. For example last week I had to say goodbye to 7 dogs.
On Monday the 7 puppies we had raised at our home since they were 7 days old went to our clinic hopefully for adoption! Despite chaos, sleepless nights and a lot of cleaning, to see them grow was a pleasure.
On Wednesday the really difficult and heartbreaking part of this work is when you are informed (too late) about dogs in distress. This happened in Venganoor while at the Post Office I was told of a dog lying in the monsoon water, which was at least 18 inches deep, and the poor girl was just about holding her head up. After lifting her up and holding her close to me we got her back to the clinic. Unfortunately she only lasted another 24 hours as she was not strong enough to pull through. I asked locally about her and they said she had been there for at least 12 hours in the monsoon rain.
On the same day I had the same story of a puppy in a water channel and unfortunately it was the same outcome within 12 hours.
We tried and failed this time but we will keep trying to do our best.
When I get home I only have to go through my gates and the lucky dogs at home are all pleased to see me and show their appreciation and affection for the work we do every day.