Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oh Screw

Phoenix had to be euthanized today due to her injuries from being set on fire:

Julie Hirsch, a nurse, told Unleashed that Phoenix was going into kidney failure. Her face and rear quarters, where most of the burns were, had swelled considerably and she wasn't recognizable.

A few hours ago, nurses brought the one-year-old dog outside to be put down. They wanted her to be outside, not in a cage.

Thank goodness for the kindness she was shown at the end of her tragic life. More from Unleashed:

She touched the hearts of everyone that came in contact with her and anyone who heard her story. We can only hope now that someone will come forward so that there can be a conviction on this case.

BARCS has a reward set up called the “Phoenix Reward” where we are collecting money for anyone who can identify the young men responsible for this cruel act of violence. The reward at this time is at $3,000 and most likely will increase over the next few days.

To contribute to the reward fund, visit BARCS and specify your donation is for "Phoenix Reward Fund". If the reward money goes unclaimed after 6 months, it will be turned over to the Franky Fund which was used to pay for Phoenix's treatment and will help other homeless pets in need of care in future.


With fume of sweet woods, to the skies,
Pure as a Saint's adoring sighs,
Warm as a prayer in Paradise,
Her life-breath rose in sacrifice!

- excerpt from "The Phoenix" by George Darley

3 comments:

Mz.Many Names said...

RIP dear, sweet Phoenix. Know that you were loved and that your death will be avenged. We will NEVER give up our fight to end animal cruelty & abuse. Your name will be forever emblazened on the wall of our hearts, along with all the others whom have passed before you and shared you're terrible fate.

smartdogs said...

How utterly heart-breaking...

Anonymous said...

For all those that work/volunteer on the front line, whose actions are guided by love.

"Make it go away or make it better
Isnt that what love is supposed to do?
Make it go away or make it better
Cause I would do either one for you

This is not the way you should see me
This is not the face I recognize
Could I lay my head down here for a moment?
Would you sing to me like Im your child?

Cause Im not angry Im not crying
Im just in over my head
You could be the angel that stayed on my shoulder
When all of the other angels left

Make it go away
Cause I am weak and
This is more than one should have to take
If you do this for me then I will promise
Ill make it go away for you someday

There are reasons with silver linings
There are lessons but I dont care
Cause I just need a hand that I can hold onto
When its darker than death out there

Oh, and Im so cold
And so far away from my home
But tonight youre
Youre where I belong
Youre everything right
When Im everything wrong

So make it go away or make it better
Isnt that what loves supposed to do?
Just make it go away or make it better
Cause I would do either one for you

Make it go away or make it better
Isnt that what loves supposed to do?
Just make it go away or make it better
Cause I would do either one for you"

R.I.P. Sweet girl