Sadly, many of our rescues are reaching the winter years of the their lives. And unfortunately, we lost another beloved family member on Thursday.
Mustang’s passing was more than a shock and totally unexpected. He was a 12-year-old who was the first greyhound we adopted, some seven years ago. He was in good health for his age, other than a heart arrhythmia that had been managed for some time with medication.
We believe he suffered a heart attack Thursday evening. I got him to the car quickly and the local emergency clinic is only five minutes from our house – but he died soon after they began to evaluate him.
Mustang’s adoption back in 2003 led me to dig deeper into the issue of greyhound racing and prompted a number of columns and blog entries over the years – highlighting the horrors of the industry.
I’ll have more on Mustang, his time with us and his incredible personality – very soon. For now, my wife and I are trying to overcome this sudden loss.