When it comes to animal rescue, it is always a joy and a privilege to tell positive stories with happy endings. Sometimes, however, there are sad stories that are also worth telling. Such is the case with Janine Guido, an animal rescuer, and the dog she spent the night with.

Janine Guido is the founder of Speranza Animal Rescue in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. When Janine met Watson, an emaciated stray, she was hopeful that he would make it, but unfortunately, teh fate decided otherwise.

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Watson was found in a critical condition with sores all over his emaciated body and reported to Speranza Animal Rescue. The dog had also a tumor on his hind leg, so it was obvious that he was living his last days.

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The only thing to do was to stay with him during his last hours

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At the rescue center Guido made sure that Watson had food, water, and a warm bed. Moreover, she didn't want Watson to feel lonely during his final hours. Guido used dog beds and blankets to make a bed next to Watson's. She spent the night hours gently petting Watson and talking to him.

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Watson seemed to enjoy what was probably his first and last night with a human who loved him.

The next morning, Watson wouldn't eat or drink. He just fell asleep and at 10:28 a.m., he took his last breath in Guido's arms.

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No one is sure if Watson ever experienced such kindness, but at least Guido was with him in the last moments of his life.

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This case proves why so many rescuers are emotionally burnt out. Although they are always willing to help animals in need and are ready to sacrifice their comfort and time, sometimes they are unable to help.   

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