- Why were we sent home with an animal that was obviously very ill before he was given to us?
- Why was KU not seen by a vet over the weekend and allowed to suffer for two days without possible lifesaving interventions/treatment?
- Why were we, his foster parents, not allowed to even see him while he suffered alone in the shelter over the weekend?
- Had he been seen by a vet on Saturday, it may have allowed for interventions that could have precluded further deterioration and suffering, possibly leading to a more positive outcome than seems likely now.
We beg you ... please do not euthanize KU Jayhawk (aka Ryker) unless he is beyond help and it is the "humane" thing to do
Do it now because today could be his last day on Earth and we will never see him again. Spread the word to all of your friends on social media ... PLEASE ... and ask them to HELP SAVE K.U NOW!
UPDATE: February 18, 2016 - K.U. is at the Blue Pearl intensive care animal hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, 30 miles from Lawrence, but he is feeling a little better. Turns out he has diabetes, but the doctor at the Lawrence Humane Society didn't realize it, so he went without insulin for several days. Now K.U. has an enlarged liver and pancreatitis, so he needs insulin and rest while his blood sugar stabilizes and his organs start to heal.
Thank you all for your warm thoughts and support. We hope to have K.U. back home with us very soon.
UPDATE: February 23, 2016 - K.U. passed away this evening after being transferred from Blue Pearl to Gentle Care Vet Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. We were told he had been improving and was being tube fed, but he somehow died during the night. He is and will be greatly missed.