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Puppy Saucie fighting for Happy Endings in Ospringe after being found undernourished and starving

By Bess Browning

Faversham vets have worked through the night in a bid to save an adorable four-month-old puppy dog that came into their care in a critical condition.

Saucie arrived at Happy Endings Rescue centre in Well Lane, Ospringe, and a Facebook post announcing her arrival gained plenty of attention from dog lovers.

However, co-founder of Happy Endings Terry Kemp, who stayed up for two nights treating the dog, says it is possible she still may not make it.

Saucie is still said to be fighting for life
Saucie is still said to be fighting for life

Terry picked her up from a woman who had been given the puppy by a stranger and noticed she was looking unwell.

He said: “As soon as I saw her, it was clear she was at death’s door.”

Saucie was very dehydrated, underweight, anaemic and suffering from hypothermia, despite the warm weather outside.

Terry continued: “She has been on intravenous fluid and antibiotics and I’ve been up with her for the last two nights, but... she's had a seizure.

“Then this morning she was wagging her tail, but it’s well-known that some animals will seem better before they die.”

If the Jack Russell terrier cross does get better, she will be adopted and Terry says they will find her the best home possible.

“As soon as I saw her, it was clear she was at death’s door" - Terry Kemp

He added: “It’s incredibly difficult because you fall in love with these animals and you really want them to survive, but sometimes it can’t be helped.”

Happy Endings has lived up to its name on many occasions like puppy dog Belle’s story which the Faversham News featured back in December.

The 12-week-old puppy was left abandoned and blind in a public park a week before Christmas, but the Happy Endings staff took her in to nurture her back to health.

A round £3,000 was donated by the public and she was rehomed at a big house in the countryside with a large garden for her to live out the rest of her days.

To make a donation to Saucie and the rescue centre visit www.happyendingsrescue.org or follow them on Facebook by searching for Happy Endings Rescue.

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