Sponsorship Dogs: Sandy
It is with great sadness that North Shore Animal League America reports the passing of Sponsor Dog Sandy, on November 17, 2016, from kidney failure. She was surrounded by her loving family and veterinarian as she slipped away.
When Sandy, a German Shepard Mutt-i-gree®, was rescued by North Shore Animal League America in 2012, the seventh-month old pup was diagnosed with severe renal disease, a condition in which the kidneys don’t function properly, leading to a buildup of toxins in the blood that’s very rare in animals of such a tender age. A prescription diet and daily medications were immediately prescribed to stabilize the kidney function of this very sweet, happy and playful gal. Soon afterwards, she was adopted and began an exciting New York City life with many trips to the local dog park where she made lots of canine friends. Sandy couldn’t have been any more cherished!
Although Sandy’s adopter is heartbroken by this loss, she is so grateful for every day they shared together and for all of their magnificent memories. And she is especially thankful for you, Sandy’s sponsors, for making their life together possible.
All of us at Animal League America extend our deepest condolences to Sandy’s family and to her kind sponsors who cared for her through our Pet Sponsor Program. Pet sponsors enable us to provide Sandy and other special-needs cats and dogs with critical lifelong care. Thank you for all you do and will continue to do.