This page is dedicated to our Seniors who were rescued and loved by the Senior Staffy Club, but sadly passed away in our care before they made it to a forever home.
Here we honour their lives by keeping them always on our minds, and forever in our hearts.
Sky came into SSC at the start of July 2023.
When she first arrived, it was evident that she had a few health issues. So she saw our vets straight away and was due to have further tests.
Unfortunately, Sky took a turn for the worse and we had to rush her to our vets where it was found that she was in heart failure with fluid in her lungs. She wasn’t responding to treatment, so the kindest thing we could do for Sky was to end her suffering 💔.
One of our volunteers was with Sky, giving her plenty of cuddles and ensuring she knew how loved before and whilst she passed.
Sky was only with us for a week, but she touched the hearts of everyone that met her. She had the most beautiful soul, with the sweetest gentle nature and we were honoured to get to know her.
Sky gained her wings on 14th July 2023.
Run free at the bridge Sky 🌈
Billy came to us at SSC in May 2023 as a stray in a severely abused and emaciated state. He was a very friendly boy who loved attention and affection.
Billy was improving well for the few months he was with his SSC foster mum where he was shown, probably, the most love and kindness he had seen in his entire life.
However, he started to slow down at the start of August 2023, he became weaker and less enthusiastic about life. He was tired.
We let him go peacefully at home on the morning of Tuesday 8th August, his foster mum was by his side and our biggest thanks go to her. We are also so grateful to the team of people who doggy-sat for him when it was needed and, of course, to all of the support he received in so many ways from the SSC community.
Rest easy now Billy. We wish we had come across you sooner and been able to do more for you so you could have stayed with us longer, but it was not to be.
You showed us you were full of love, despite the treatment you had suffered before we knew you. You leave many of us with very empty hearts and red eyes today.
Fly high Billy Boy and know you were so loved.
After the sad passing of our boy Billy earlier this week, we weren’t expecting more sad news this soon, but unfortunately dog rescue isn’t always the happy endings we all love to see 😔.
This is William 💙. William’s elderly Mum loved him very much, but unfortunately could no longer care for herself and had to go into a residential care home.
William was placed in a private boarding kennels for many months until eventually it was decided he needed a rescue space.
Unfortunately, when William arrived with us at SSC in July 2023, it was evident that he was a very ill boy.
We got him seen by the vet as soon as we could, but sadly we had to let him go over Rainbow Bridge on 8th August 2023 💔🌈.
He was such a sweet, gentle old man who made friends with everyone he met and stole the hearts of all at SSC in the short time he was with us.
RIP William, we’re sorry we didn’t have longer to get to know you, run free with Billy 💙.
Charlie came to SSC in July 2022. He was a beautiful boy who had sadly been very badly let down by his original owner. His last owner and then foster mum took such great care of him and showed him an abundance of kindness, gave him a safe home and showed him so much love in his last few months.
We are all absolutely heartbroken that we could not have helped him more.
Charlie gained his wings and went over rainbow bridge on 5th September 2022.
Rest In Peace Charlie Boy, you certainly were one special chap.
Roxy came into SSC with Kyza in February 2023 due to their family struggling to provide care. Soon after, the staff at the kennels we use in Worcester rang to say Roxy was poorly. We quickly got her to the vets and she was diagnosed with Pyometra. Roxy was kept in overnight and operated on the following morning.
The operation was a success & post surgery Roxy went to a lovely foster placement where she was recovering well. However, on Thursday evening Roxy took a turn for the worse and was rushed to the emergency vets. Following a scan and X-rays, Roxy was given pain relief & antibiotics by injection and returned home with her foster carers.
Sadly, during the night Roxy deteriorated further and returned to the vets where she was rescanned. It was discovered she was bleeding internally and had lost a lot of blood. It is likely that the Pyometra was masking something else possibly a tumour and once her infected womb was removed this started the bleeding.
The kindest decision was to send her over Rainbow Bridge as she was in so much pain & it was felt she was not strong enough to undergo more surgery.
Roxy was a gorgeous girl who really did not deserve this.
We are extremely thankful to the Kennel Staff and to the amazing foster carers who did everything they possibly could to help Roxy.
Sadly although our mission is always to find a loving forever home for our seniors this does not always happen. Whilst the seniors are in our care we do everything to provide holistic care for them including sadly making difficult decisions.
Roxy gained her wings on 16th February 2023.
Run free Roxy, forever in our hearts.
Kyza came into SSC with Roxy in February 2023. When he arrived he had a very nasty cough, which he had been suffering with for quite some time. Kyza has been given several courses of antibiotics and steriods prior to to his arrival, which unfortunately he hadn't responded to.
We booked him in for x-rays with our vets, it was discovered his chest and lungs were full of fluid. The vets drained his chest area and sent the fluid off for testing and he was sent home with diuretic medication.
Heartbreakingly, the results come back inconclusive, but the results suggested he had cancer. In the last 5 days his health deteriorated rapidly and he was finding it difficult to breath.
He was given another course of steriods and anitbiotics, but he stopped eating. We took him back to the vets to see if there was anything else we could do to make him more comfortable, but the vets advised that the kindest thing we could do was let him cross the 🌈 Rainbow Bridge.
So our final act of kindness for our gorgeous, gentle boy was to let him join his beloved Roxy. Kyza joined his beauty Roxy on 21st February 2023.
We are all devastated to lose both of these beautiful dogs, but they are reunited and no longer in pain 💔.
Boss came to us a very frightened boy in poor health in November 2020. He spent some time with our behaviourist and he gradually started to relax and enjoy life.
He went into a wonderful foster home and was loved so very much. He was a cuddle monster who loved to play. In his time with SSC, he developed a wonderful following of suppawters, but a few months down the road we sadly discovered that our lovely Boss Man had an inoperable tumour.
Boss’ lovely foster parents said he was not going anywhere for however long he had left. Boss was pain-free and surrounded with love and comfort for the remainder of his life…as far as Boss was concerned, he was finally home.
Boss Man passed on 17th March 2021.
Jack came into our care in October 2021 when his owner sadly passed away. Whilst in our care, we discovered that Jack was suffering from lung cancer and that his time would be limited.
He was looked after in a fabulous foster home where he was adored and utterly spoilt. Jack really was a gentleman, and he was a truly gentle soul who was loved by everyone that met him.
Gentleman Jack let us know that he was ready to go over Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with his dad, and he left surrounded by love in the arms of his foster carer on 4th December 2021.
Sam came to SSC a very thin yet lovely and friendly boy. He had sadly lived in a back yard all of his life. He had a very large mass on his rear end which the vet assessed and it had, over time, unfortunately spread throughout his body.
Sam received more tests from the vets and it was discovered he was in the final stages of cancer.
It was decided that the kindest thing to do was to let him go. He had only been a part of the SSC family for a very short period, but he was lavished in love and affection for this time. He passed in the loving arms of a devoted SSC volunteer on 7th January 2022.
Jack came to us via the police as an abandoned dog in December 2018. He was about 8 years old and a loving, attentive, wiggly and eager-to-please boy.
He loved cuddles and wanted to be next to you as much as possible. He loved to play with his toys and was very gentle when taking treats.
In February, however, all of a sudden he was not able to pass urine. He was rushed to the vets where an immediate Xray was had and, sadly, and inoperable tumour was discovered.
Jack passed on 21st February 2019.
Sid came into SSC with Jackie after their owner had to surrender them under tragic circumstances. Sid, 12, and Jackie, 11, were a bonded pair. Sid was a dear little man. He had some breathing difficulties and the vet did many tests, but nothing flagged up.
Sid and Jackie quickly went into foster care, but within a short period of time, Sid became very poorly. After many more tests, it was discovered that he most likely had an advanced tumour, but due to his huge heart also being too weak, he very sadly did not survive.
His new foster parents, were devastated that this sweet-natured little boy had passed away so soon without the chance to have his happily ever after. However, Jackie stole her foster parents’ hearts and after her traumatic time of losing her home and then her furbrother, she was officially adopted by them to heal in their loving care. She’s so happy and content with this amazing family and we wish them many more happy years together.
Fly high with the angels Sid - we only knew you for a short while, but we loved you with all our hearts.
Sid passed on 13th August 2019.
Taz was only a part of the SSC family for a few days sadly, but this was long enough for him to finally be surrounded by the love and affection he so rightly deserved. He was 16 years old and he was suffering from so many health problems, both physically and mentally.
He went into emergency foster where he was supported with company, pain relief, love and kindness 24/7. We and the vets hoped that he would pick up in a few days. However, he continued panting and pacing in distress, it was not meant to be. So we took the heart-breaking decision to let him go to Rainbow Bridge.
Precious Taz, you deserved so much more and we are sorry we couldn’t provide it for you as sadly, it was already too late.
Sleep tight Taz, knowing you were surrounded by love and devotion at the end and you will stay in our hearts as one of the SSC family forever.
Taz passed on 24th February 2021.
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