A woman has been praised after she stayed with a shelter dog all night and held him in her arms so he wouldn’t pass away alone…
When Janine Guido first met Watson, a homeless pit bull, she knew the outlook wasn’t good for him.
So, she decided to stay by his side so that he wouldn’t die alone…
It’s a story that has truly touched the hearts of the internet.
Watson was taken to an emergency vets after he was found by college student alone in a park in Philadelphia.
Sadly, his body was covered in infected sores and he had a cancerous tumor on his hind leg, the Dodo reports.
The outlook for Watson wasn’t great..
Sadly, the cancer had taken over his body.
Watson was then transferred to the Speranza Animal Rescue, where he met Guido.
“The first thing I noticed with him was his eyes,” Guido told outlet. “He looked exhausted like he was ready to give up the fight.”
Tired, hurting and sadly reaching the end of his life, staff at the rescue knew that all they could do was try to keep Watson comfortable, so when it was clear that he wanted someone to sit with him… That’s exactly what Guido did.
“I had a gut feeling that things weren’t going to be good the next day,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave him alone. Not when he needed me the most.”
Guido gathered together blankets and made herself a place to rest as she lay with Watson in her arms all night.
“He slept like a rock all night, cuddled up to me so tight,” she said. “I cried myself to sleep, and woke up in tears as well.”
When Watson woke up the following day, his health had deteriorated even more as he stopped eating and drinking.
And just a short while later, he sadly passed away.
Watson may not have been with Guido for very long, but in the time he was, he certainly made an impact.
Reflecting back on the time she spent with Watson, Guido said: “I’m just so thankful I was able to hold him tight for his last night. I was telling him how much he was loved and that his life mattered. My heart is breaking, but I would not change a thing.”
Rest in peace to the little pup.