Bailey is looking for a loving foster home to spend his last days in a loving environment – and time is of the essence. The eight-year-old Staffie has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, with three tumours across his chest, back and hind leg.
Kate Whitehead, from RSPCA Northamptonshire branch, said, “Bailey is such a sweetheart and it broke our hearts when we discovered that he had multiple tumours.
“Sadly, due to the locations and aggressive nature of his tumours vets have decided that he isn’t a candidate for surgery or treatment and the kindest thing we can do for him is to give him palliative care and find him a wonderful foster home where he can live out his days, however many he may have left.
“Currently, the tumours are not affecting his quality of life so, after speaking to a number of vets, we’ve decided it’s in his best interests to go without treatment and to live out his life being loved and looked after in a foster home.”
She added, “We want the best future for Bailey, however long he has left, and believe a foster home where he’ll be showered with love is the best way for him to enjoy the final weeks or months of his life.”
The team is looking for a long-term foster home within Northamptonshire so he is close to the centre for ongoing support. He’d be best suited to an adult-only household where he’ll be the only pet.
“It’s really important that we find the right foster family for Bailey,” Kate added. “This isn’t an easy ask and I’m sure it’ll be emotionally difficult for his fosterers but we really hope that there’s someone out there who is willing to help him and show him love for the rest of his life, like all dogs deserve.”
Find out more about fostering Bailey by contacting the branch on 01604 881317 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re willing to offer Bailey a foster home, please complete this online form.