Heaven received another angel when WCLRR’s long-time foster girl, Greta, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on October 25. Greta was a happy, active, fun-loving girl who her foster Mom and foster buddies deeply loved.
Greta was rescued from an Inland Empire high kill shelter about five months ago. At the time, she was suffering from a substantial mammary tumor, bilateral Entropian eyes, a painful condition in which the eyelids roll inward, and the lashes rub on the cornea. WCLRR’s excellent veterinarian was able to remove the tumor and repair Greta’s eyes. Unfortunately, not long after her recovery, Greta started losing the muscle tone in her head and face. After many tests, we found this was another obstacle poor Greta would have to endure.
Last weekend, Greta started having problems breathing and stopped eating. A symptom of the muscle disease was the inability to open her mouth to swallow. This condition was having a significant effect on Greta’s quality of life. The WCLRR team, her foster Mom, and the veterinarian made the difficult decision to say goodbye to Greta and let her be at peace.
Greta made a tremendous impact on everyone she met. She was universally loved by the people and pups that were lucky enough to meet her. WCLRR extends our deepest gratitude to Greta’s foster Mom for the love and care she gave to Greta. She made the final five months of Greta’s life as comfortable and happy as possible.
RIP, sweet Greta.