I am so, so sorry to write this email. I write this with tears rolling down my face. Hanson passed away on Monday, August 25, 2008. It happened quite suddenly and quickly. He collapsed at home at 2:30pm. I had him at the vet at 3:15pm. He was dead just after 4:30pm. They performed an autopsy that night with no solid results of why he died. His pancreas was inflamed and his GI tract was filled with blood clots. He bled to death internally. The vet sent out tissues for further examination. Well, we just heard from our vet. The results of the test showed that Hanson died of Systemic Shock. He did not have pancreatitis. He may have had DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation), which causes a fast death.

We are in complete shock. Our 3 kids started school on Tuesday, 9/26, the day after. They're doing much better now. My husband is doing okay but I still cry a lot. I just can't believe he is gone. The vet is even in shock. He was a sweatheart. We truly loved him and took great care of him. I am the type of person that will take his dog to the vet for coughing or anything that is not right. We're giving Charlie (our other rescue dog) even more hugs and kisses (if that's possible). Thank you once again for everything ABTCR does.

The Morrison Family

Hanson's Happy Ending Page

1 September 2008