Posted on May 20, 2016
By Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn
Ginger was already old when we rescued her four years ago from extreme cruelty. She was very sick when we brought her home and it took months for her to recover. Once she recovered, she learned to trust and have a wonderful fresh start here at The Gentle Barn.
Because of her past abuse and neglect, Ginger came in with a weakened immune system. Due to this condition, Ginger developed recurring staph infections, which we have been treating for the last year. The first time she recovered pretty quickly and easily but each time she got it, it seemed worse and took her longer to heal. This last round of staph had lasted several months and it wasn't healing. Ginger was losing weight and was in pain. The infection was going into her bones and our vet said that she was not able to overcome it. We never want our animals to suffer, so this week we made the very difficult decision to gently help her out of her body. Ginger was an amazing mom to her daughter, Lela, and her adopted son, Sundance. She was always gentle and kind, selfless and generous. We were honored to know her and blessed to love her!