6/09/20 – Memorial
We are deeply saddened to have to share this news, but Sadie has passed away. She was surrounded by the doctors and nurses that were caring for her as she took her last breath. Sadie left this earth without assistance – it was on her own terms. She had been battling pneumonia along with a small tear in one of her lungs. Sadie grew tired in body and mind, and stopped fighting to stay with us. Her remains will be returned to our rescue president. Rest easy, Sadie. May you know how much we loved you and how hard we tried to give you the life you truly deserved.
Sadie was surrendered to a shelter in Massachusetts after having multiple seizures in her home. She is only 2.5 yrs old. The previous owner indicated that Sadie is dog friendly, cat friendly, and that she loves young children. The shelter reached out to another boxer rescue, but they had to turn her away. Times are tough, but we knew that Sadie needed our help. Sadie joined AABR and was taken directly to our neurologist. An MRI revealed a Meningioma, a brain tumor which is most likely benign. Sadie’s neurology team at Guardian Veterinary Specialist, led by Dr. Berg, felt confident that they would be able to remove the tumor in its entirety – hopefully giving Sadie the life she deserves. While this is the first time we have had a dog undergo brain surgery under AABR’s care, we knew that we had to give Sadie this chance. Sadie did well during surgery and the neurologist is optimistic. She is still in the ICU and is being given the best care possible. This had been a large financial commitment at a time when we are experiencing reduced adoptions. Please consider donating towards Sadie’s care.