Peaches, severely neglected puppy rescued by Brother Wolf, passes away
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - On Monday, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue shared a heartbreaking update on Peaches, the puppy who arrived at their shelter in Asheville so sick with acute kidney failure that she had to be carried in the front door.
The shelter posted an update on Monday morning saying Peaches, who has captured hearts around the world, passed away in her sleep.
A woman rescued the 4-month-old pup from a neglectful and abusive situation, according to the shelter, and drove hours to get help from Brother Wolf.
Peaches faced multiple health issues after the neglect she suffered. Brother Wolf shared a photo of her that showed most of her fur was missing and her skin was infected. Brother Wolf explained that Peaches had acute kidney failure, mild hypothermia, a mild cough, Demodex mange and Coccidia, a staph infection, mild anemia, and an elevated white blood cell count.
“Shocked and gutted,” the shelter initially posted on Facebook. “Peaches, you are safe. We will do everything we can to save you. Leave 4-month-old Peaches some healing words of encouragement. We will read them all to her, while we cry with her. This one is hard.”
Peaches was immediately brought to a veterinary partner for emergency care and placed with an experienced foster home.
Her sudden passing was a shock, coming less than 24 hours after she was stabilized and showing some improvement.
Brother Wolf posted on Facebook:
“Her veterinary team did everything they could, but her body just couldn’t hold on. We know your grief will be as heavy as ours, we all wanted her to live and have the life she deserved.
We eased her pain, showed her love, and in return, she showed us love back. She showed us tiny glimmers of what could have been, playing with a toy, giving kisses, and showing us her goofy personality.
Rest well, Peaches, we will never forget you.”
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