There are few professions that can carry such a range of emotions, than that of working with and caring for animals. Almost all animal charities will tell you of the amazing successes they have with cases, for animals of varying species. They can also tell you of the heart breaking decisions they have to make, on a daily basis.
Recently Vet Help Direct supported one such organisation, The Brooke Animal Hospital, with a cash donation. The Brooke is the UK’s leading overseas equine welfare charity and helps improve the lives of horses, donkeys and mules in some of the poorest parts of the world.
Sometimes the team of vets and animal health workers at the Brooke face the harsh reality that some animals cannot be helped, despite their best efforts. Here is a touching story from the charity, discussing how bringing a peaceful and dignified end to a hardworking life, can alleviate suffering in our equine friends.