In Loving Memory of Chance: 1999-2012

Nov 13, 2012: Chance at the shelter

Last night, Chance, our 13 year old rescue dog passed away.  After arriving to Washington, DC, he deteriorated quickly and we learned he had a brain tumor that was causing him to suffer. 

As an owner surrender at a rural shelter in North Carolina, he was going to die alone and feeling abandoned. With the help of City Dogs Rescue supporters, especially the Forte family who opened their home to Chance, his final days were full of love, good food, and a dignified death surrounded by caring people. 

For all the young healthy dogs we have saved, we feel this act of kindness is as important and in some ways more.  We feel that saving dogs like Chance is an important part of our mission. 

We are saddened by the death of Chance but we hope his memory serves as a reminder that senior dogs are abandoned every day at shelters and left to die. We hope that by saving Chance that rescues across the nation will consider making a senior feel loved in their final days.