March 24, 2021 Update:
Our hearts are broken.
Animal House contacted us that Jason finally crossed the rainbow bridge last night. They revived him 3times, but it was already his time to enjoy dog heaven.
Its always painful everytime we lose a rescue. But knowing we did our best to make them feel loved in their last days comforts us. We gave him a fighting chance. We assured him he was loved.
His was a severe case of TVT, very contagious and was already all over his body. He also tested positive for erlichia, reason why the chemo was not started right away. It was already too late when he got help so we hope this serves as a lesson to everyone. Let us always help them right away whenever we can. He was probably in that state for over a month already, or even longer.
Jason, thank you for giving us the chance to save you and love you. Thank you for reminding us that what we have is borrowed time.
Thank you to our volunteers who stayed up all night upon seeing the post about him, to make sure he was rescued. To kuya Jason, the grab driver who made the 1AM rescue at Cavite possible, to everyone who prayed for us and Jason and everyone who sent help, thank you. Jason brought all of us together and his cry yesterday was more than enough to console us that he felt our presence and our love. He was grateful even in the midst of pain.
Run free in the rainbow bridge Jason!! We’ll all see each other someday 🌈 We will remember that grateful smile of yours when you were rescued.
We received multiple reports regarding Jason at around 10-11 PM. There were confusing info whether Jason has an owner at first; however, bottomline was that Jason has been in such bad condition, requiring emergency vet attention, for 3 full days prior to being rescued. Reporter and neighbours were unsure what led to Jason’s condition, but upon rescue he had multiple wounds and lacerations, and a badly severed penis.
Despite having no one in our team being anywhere close to Jason’s location, our committed volunteers pushed to get Jason to a vet right away. It took some time to find a Grab driver willing to take Jason due to his foul smell and wounded appearance. Finally, a good samaritan accepted our booking and did not hesitate to take him in. Jason was named after this person for his sincere care after seeing how bad Jason’s condition is.
Jason was brought to an emergency vet clinic, where initial vet bill totaled to ₱6, 510 to which wound cleaning, bloodwork, and distemper testing were the only direct care done for Jason. Our dear volunteers then transported Jason to Precious Pet Clinic under Dr. Young’s care, and will continue his treatment there. Our plan is to give him supportive care for now as we cannot start with chemo treatments yet.
“He’s in a pretty bad shape. Sobrang hirap makahanap ng vein kanina for IV kasi sobrang kapal na because of the tumors. Naka-IV na sya but try ulit mamaya to test for ehrlichia.”
- Severe TVT case with labored breathing, probably from the tumors on his face pushing in
- Severe Dehydration
- Necrotic wounds, but doc said it will just slough off
- Eyes are affected by the tumors
Please join us as we try our best to give Jason a fighting chance. As much as we are struggling now with other rescues’ rehabilitation and our shelters’ daily maintenance, we really just couldn’t turn a blind eye in cases such as this. It is heartbreaking beyond words to know how long Jason has suffered for and yet still see how much he wants to live.
Sky R. Paglinawan