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DSPCA 'heartbroken' as puppy found with fractured jaw loses 'fight to live'

The poor pup “lost her fight to live” on Sunday night.

Sebastiana passed away on Sunday evening

Neasa Cumiskey

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Animals (DSPCA) have said that they’re “absolutely heartbroken” after a four-week-old puppy with a fractured jaw, who was rescued from a dumpster, sadly died.

Sebastiana was pale and close to death when she was discovered and was immediately placed on oxygen and a feeding tube.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, the DSPCA announced that the poor pup had “lost her fight to live” on Sunday night.

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Sharing a photo of the beloved dog beside some of her stuffed toys, they wrote: “We are absolutely heartbroken to tell you that late last night little Sebastiana lost her fight to live. She completely stole all our hearts & we can only hope that she felt loved and wanted as she gently left this world. Thank you to everyone who shared our love for her.”

Only last week, the charity gave an update on Sebastiana’s condition and said that she was headed for surgery over the coming months.

A spokesperson wrote: “At only three weeks old, she was found beside a dumpster with a fractured jaw, two fractures to her face and one to her head.

“Sebastiana was close to dead and we honestly didn't know if she would make it.

“She was very pale and was instantly placed into an oxygen unit and a feeding tube was placed.

“This tiny little girl is such a fighter and over the weekend she was monitored around the clock by our wonderful vets and nurses to give her every chance of survival.

“Her jaw has been stabilised but will need surgery in a few months time.

“We never know what we will face each day but we know that we will go above and beyond to save a life so precious,” they added.

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