Our Campaign Story

ends 12 Jul 2018, 11:59 PM

Roxy has stolen our hearts from the day she stepped into shelter, small and timid, with pleading eyes. Day by day, we watched her grow up. Our hearts melted when we first saw her, newly rescued. We followed her as she took her first steps out of quarantine to walk on a leash. We rejoiced when she found a potential home, and sighed with her when it did not work out, and she still could not find a permanent home.

It has not been smooth at all for little Roxy - but it was about to get worse. A few weeks ago, she fell very ill, due to hepatobiliary (liver) problems. CT scans showed a malformation of the liver blood vessels which needed extensive surgery to correct.

This was Roxy yesterday, all happy and excited before her surgery, which would correct her liver problems and give her a new life. We waited expectantly for the vet's good news, which unfortunately, would never come.

The surgery could not be carried out, as Roxy's liver problems were more severe than initially thought. After opening up her abdomen, her surgeon found that her liver veins were missing. Any surgery would kill her instantly. In addition, her liver has shrunk in size and degenerating irreversibly.

Roxy's liver is dying and so is she. We do not know how long more she has to live, from a few months, to a few years. It is never easy to care for a dying dog, but for someone who is strong and big hearted enough to, you will give a gift, more precious than anything in the world. No amount is too small.

About The Charity

SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation dedicated to the welfare of Singapore's many street dogs.

Our mission is to eliminate cruelty to and abandonment of animals, enhancing their welfare, and improving the lives of animals and humans, through rescue, education and advocacy.

SOSD relies on the generosity of the public to support its shelters at Sungei Tengah and Jurong Island.

You can make a difference. Your kind donation will help in providing shelter, food, medicine, veterinary care and love to the rescued dogs.

Donations received in GivingSG will be pooled with other donations and be used to provide food, medicine, veterinary care and support for the dogs under SOSD's care. Donations may also be used to pay for other operational costs of SOSD's shelters, such as utilities, water, rental and transport costs and costs and expenses of its TNRM programme. This is inclusive of donations raised in all of SOSD's campaigns.

Your donation details will be submitted to IRAS automatically by SOSD.

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