我們中心是一年365 天都開放的（打風貓狗都要人照顧）所以所有義工都好厲害，犧牲了拍拖行山游海hea 或者係在家中跟自己貓狗玩嘅時間，來幫助其他動物。
昨天來了兩隻被繁殖場丟棄的狗狗，今早Carrie 回中心時發現其中一隻pom pom 除了張開眼睛一動也不動。
過了一段時間，收到獸醫的message ，驗血後情況很不樂觀，估計他該是十歲左右，我們的獸醫是香港幾個大嘅charity 的獸醫，見慣世面（跟平日看家養貓狗不同，剛救回的很多時是情況最惡劣的貓狗）
不過他們說 "Will stabilise him with drip and supportive treatment. Sadly may pass away over night as weak" 及估計他應該很久很久沒有吃過東西。
i mean of course 見得多，同埋professional training, but at the end of the day 都係人心肉做。
Sunday is my good friend's on duty day at LAP Dog Adoption Centre.
Our charity has two adoption Centres that opens 365 days a year.
Every single person you encounter at our centre are unpaid volunteers.
They take care of the homeless animals, from showering them on intake, feeding them medicine, speaking to adopters, cleaning after their poop.
Carrie started out as a volunteer much earlier than me.
She has a full time job during weekdays, but still tends the dog centre every single Sunday.
A typical day starts at 9ish am, volunteers always start out earlier, so that the doggie who has waited a whole night gets to go pee/poop outside sooner one by one . (Many of these doggies are our long term residents, and has been waiting for a home for years)
There are also newly rescued doggies, that are still sick and weak, and leave their little room covered with pee and runny poop, awaiting our volunteers to clean up.
On days when there are new intakes, extra work will be needed, sometimes that includes picking ticks and fleas.
These volunteers sacrifice their hiking, dating, napping time on their weekends to help these homeless animals.
Yesterday two new doggies arrived our centre abandoned by breeders. (They were used to make babies all their lives, but when they are too old, too sick, they get thrown out)
Carrie found that the pom was not moving at all, only blinking his eyes.
We arranged vet for him, and since she was the only volunteer, we had to send him in a cage by gogovan (Calling a van, seeing vets all cost money, and this is where your donation goes)
Carrie mentioend that the dog squeaked when she held him, it must be that he was in pain somewhere.
Vet messaged us after blood check, it was not optimistic, guessed that he's around 10.
Our vet is experienced with these homeless animals, and is the vet for a few of Hong Kong's major charities (newly rescued animals are very often in worse state as compared to those at home)
They told us that they "Will stabilise him with drip and supportive treatment. Sadly may pass away over night as weak" and they guess that the doggie has not eaten for a long time.
I've been volunteering with LAP for a few years now, and have seen many many equally or worse state dogs and cats, I don't cry often, but still feel very sad for him.
Also make me wonder how doctors deal with all these emotional stuff daily. Ofc they see more of it, or it's their professional training, but at the end of the day, they are still human.
*But then these breeder/puppy mills doggies are sooo poor, they have been living in a cage and suffering in heat, with fleas, with stinky environment, stepping on steel bars ALL THEIR LIVES*
As human beings we at least know we will die, and we have experienced some love, some happiness in our lives.
If you think I've wrote about this type of things all the time on my IG, I still write them because there are still many people who didn't know about this yet.
And these things are still happening in our city /world daily.