After he flopped over onto his side suddenly on Wednesday, Mostacci rushed him to the vet. Sadly, it turned out he had a sudden case of bloat — and as he was being prepped for emergency surgery his heart stopped. Little Jerry, who already formed so many friendships, was gone.
"I cannot believe it," Mostacci, shocked and heartbroken, said. As incomprehensible as the turn of events was to the people who loved little Jerry, Jerry's absence was presumably even more puzzling for Drake, his best friend.
But animals are very intuitive. Drake kept looking for Jerry, even though he never came home from the vet. So another individual at the sanctuary had the sense that the dog could use some warmth and kindness: Dottie the goat came over and spooned with Drake on the couch.