Although we wish we could rescue every dog, it’s an unrealistic goal. Janine Guido, the founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, was faced with this dilemma when she crossed paths with Watson, a pit bull found by a college student in a Philadelphia park. The poor puppy was starving and covered in wounds, so the student took him to an emergency vet. Unfortunately, the vet determined that Watson had cancer that was quickly spreading, and his time left was limited. The student brought Watson to an animal shelter where he could live out his last days comfortably. However, Guido had a feeling that Watson’s time was running out and couldn’t bear to leave him alone, so she decided to take him in.
In an attempt to comfort Guido, she brought together a pile of blankets and dog beds. She spent the entire night staying up with Watson, embracing him as he slept soundly. Guido later shared that Watson slept peacefully in her arms and he even shed a tear upon waking up.
The following day, Watson started pacing around and refused to eat or drink. His owner Guido knew that he was at the brink of death. Despite the difficult situation, Guido stood by Watson’s side until the end. Although Watson passed away shortly after, he experienced love for the first time in his life.
Guido expressed his gratitude for being able to spend the last night with his loved one. He shared that he conveyed his affection and the significance of his presence in Guido’s life. Although Guido is grieving, he accepts the situation and does not wish to alter anything.