*Safira* – Deaf/Blind Great Dane Puppy – 1 of the 3 Brazilian Babies
Born: June 4th, 2016 – October 11th, 2016

Our hearts are just crushed to learn of the passing of this 4 month old beautiful baby.

This journey to save three deaf/blind Dane puppies has been wrought with so much pain and stress plus worry…..

Prior to our knowledge of these three puppies, she had been spayed at the beginning of September in a not so good *place* and developed pneumonia.

An angel named Maira who has been working closely with me on saving these three deaf/blind Dane babies, helped me and we both made donations for medical care, good food and beds etc., to try and help Safira.

Sadly, the care is not always as great in other places and she passed away. Animals’ are often not looked upon in the same manner and she was also kept outside.

The feelings of helplessness plus honestly, frustration has been all consuming over knowing that if she has been here in Canada, we most likely could have saved her.

I never got to meet you Safira, yet Maira and I tried so hard from afar to have you done right by….

I have lost sleep, cried many tears during this journey of trying to help you and your remaining two deaf/blind siblings. I was so saddened to think that you even had a fourth sibling killed by dogs before we were contacted.

It is so bittersweet to feel that I am happy to say that as of this AM we now have your brother and sister safe and sound with wonderful trusted people until we can get their proper vetting plus paperwork and flights in order to travel. Yet, you should have been with them Safira. You also were suppose to be saved.

You died a horrible needless death, pretty much alone, hungry and most likely confused and scared. That breaks my heart…..so much.

You are deserving to have this memorial of your sweet precious gentle personality that never had the chance to blossom….

I loved and adored you even though thousands of miles separated us and I so regret that we were not aware of you and your siblings before you got sick and your one sibling was killed.

I regret never having had the chance to stroke those gorgeous ears of yours Safira, they look so soft.

I regret that I never will get the chance to smooch on those great wonderful lips of yours Safira.

I regret never having the chance to hold you in comfort and have you feel my heart beating strongly with so much love for you.

I regret not having had the chance to make you feel safe and cherished.

Being deaf/blind was normal to you and I regret never having the chance to help you live up to your full potential.

I regret so much Safira that others failed you….

I promise that we remain determined to see your two surviving siblings come to Canada and we will make it happen….we will beg, plead and grovel in their names for the assistance we need.

Dear sweet Safira, may you rest in peace with a full tummy, lungs that allow you to run with such joy and you will never have to have another cold night shivering and feeling alone.

For those supporters of our continued efforts to save *Nala* and *Jack*, here is our Facebook GROUP to join. We will post our updates on that page.

We are short $2,542 to make this miracle happen for them.

Donations can be made via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option) and I here is our gofundme page.

Dogs do not know borders or countries and these deaf/blind Dane babies are deserving of so much. Even $5.00 is not too little.

Thank you to all of our Angels to date in believing in them and BHRR. Jack & Nala need all the angels they can….please consider their cause.