Over time, a pet transforms from a companion into an indispensable buddy and an extra part of the family. They accompany us on walks, dinners, and even dialogues. Therefore, whether it’s a dog or a cat, the moment of parting is always heartbreaking since what matters most is the love that unites us to them. We make every effort to provide our dogs the greatest level of comfort when we realize their time is running out.
We do not want them to experience their last moments alone. For this reason, German shepherd Heart had been paralyzed for a while. Gianna Serena Manfredi, a volunteer with the “Qua la zampa” rescue dog squadron, made the decision to give Heart a lovely farewell.
It is well known that German Shepherds are prone to spinal cord injuries, which frequently result in paralysis of the hind legs. Degenerative myelopathy is one such illness that can seriously impair a dog’s ability to use its rear limbs. Heart, a kind and sensitive dog, sadly suffered this terrible destiny over time after his family abandoned him during a move to a new house.
When concerned bystanders saw him motionless on the street, they quickly notified the canine rescue group “Qua la zampa,” who hastened to his aid. Thankfully, Heart’s life was spared by volunteers acting quickly. Still, the illness prevented him from living a lengthy life. His front paws eventually become completely paralyzed, and then over time, the rest of his body did too.
Heart got his moniker as a representation of his broken heart from being abandoned. Fortunately, the shelter provided him with comfort, and he lived there for a full year under the care and compassion of devoted volunteers. Devoted to the well-being of her canine companions, Gianna Serena Manfredi sought to give Heart one last peaceful moment by the water. She walked him down the waterfront promenade, using a roll-away bed that was intended for just these kinds of occasions. “I wanted him to know how much he was loved,” said the kind woman.
The sea’s waves captured Heart’s final moments, making it a sad yet happy event that gave the dog one last chance. For Heart, it was an incredibly happy and peaceful time. He was able to forget about the hurt caused by people who didn’t care about him and the fact that he was no longer able to walk around freely like other dogs for a few hours. He was ensnared by his own flesh. Gianna said, clearly moved, “I gave him some fresh water so he could enjoy the aroma of freedom.