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on Sunday, July 18th, GALT received Braden, who was found abandoned a few miles from the same home where the 28 dogs were seized the previous week. Although Braden was picked up by FWAC on Wednesday, he was not released to GALT until Sunday because of Ft. Worth Code of Law. While Ella, and the initial group of 8 dogs GALT received, are all making slight progress regarding their health conditions, Braden was not as fortunate.

 

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Braden was taken on Sunday directly from FWAC to the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County. He was in very fragile condition with elevated liver and kidney values, as well as massively infested with ticks. During the next 36 hours Braden received blood plasma as well as one unit of whole blood, along with fluids infused with broad spectrum antibiotics. Tuesday he was evaluated by Dr. Doug Bronstad of the Animal Diagnostic Clinic in Plano. He was in kidney failure exacerbated by his dire medical condition due to acute malnourishment and exposure plus epic external and internal parasite infestation. Braden was released from his pain and suffering last evening with loving friends surrounding him, the only family he ever knew. GALT stands committed to assist with changes that must be made in the Ft. Worth Code of Law regarding the 72 hour release policy - and this will be done in memory of Braden---his death will not be in vain.

 

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The outpouring of care, concern and love expressed by so many across the US is a testament to the solidarity and generosity of the greyhound community. GALT wants to thank every volunteer, foster, donor, fundraiser and supporting adoption group for coming to the aid of all the FWAC hounds. Words can not express our gratitude for what you are doing for these special greyhounds.

 

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Light a candle for Braden.....

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Godspeed sweet boy - godspeed & be at peace.

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:cry1 :cry1 :cry1:weep:sad1

 

Have to get out of this thread NOW, before I lose it... just wanted to pay my respects.

 

Thank you Holly and GALT for the magnificent, compassionate work you're doing. Thank you thank you thank you.

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I'm so sorry. I had so hoped he would make it. Godspeed, Braden.

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oh i was so hoping he make it. well he did in a way & now he is some place where he can never be mistreated again. Sweet :angelwings Braden

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Oh, my. I am so sorry that Braden didn't make it. :weep

Beautiful boy, now a beautiful angel.

Run pain free at the Bridge, sweet boy.

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Braden: You were loved by many who never even had the pleasure of meeting you "in person". We hoped & prayed for your recovery but it was just too late. Godspeed, sweet Braden, run pain free forever! Your passing will not be in vain.

 

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That is so sad. I am sorry you didn't get a chance at a couch you so deserved.

 

Run free Braden, run free... :gh_run

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Oh how horribly tragic. Rest in peace, dear sweet boy. I am sorry that so many of our species are so cruel and brutal and stupid.

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RIP sweet pea.....we all loved you and wanted so badly for you to have survived. sad.gif

 

God had other plans and needed another grey angel to lay by his feet. flowers_red.gif

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There are no words, beautiful boy......I know you felt the love being sent to you by so many across the country.

Godspeed, Braden.....run fast and proud. You will not be forgotten,.

 

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my heart is breaking for the loss of such a young, sweet pup as Braden, who never got to really know how kind humans can be, only how cruel. I'm glad he at least got a couple days of loving care.

 

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For just a brief period of time, baby, you knew what love really is. I am so sorry that it could not have been longer. weep.gif

Godspeed dear Braden ghrun.gif You will be remembered.

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Heart is breaking.

 

Thanks to all that helped make this baby's last hours better than his first years.

 

RIP sweet boy. Run pain and heart break free.

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