Minstrel came to us in a very sorry state, and had clearly been struggling for some time. 

After a trip to the vets for a neuter and dental, the vets noticed an issue with his foot, which they were worried could indicate a sever infection.

Whilst awaiting the results of a biopsy, Minstrel took a turn for the worse and started struggling to breathe. 

Despite efforts to warm him up and syringe-feed fluids, there was no improvement and the vet decided there was no option but to help him go peacefully. 

RIP Minstrel.