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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies they go to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.  There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

 All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.  Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

 They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.  His bright eyes are intent.  His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

 You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.  The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

 Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

 

memorial stoneSome families have expressed interest in memorials for their lost kitties. One idea is to purchase a memorial stone. Artistic Etching is an example of a company that offers custom stones for reasonable prices. 


If you are interested in having your memorial on this page, please contact us.

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Sammie
Sammie came to us in November of 2005, rescued from an industrial site where his mother (a stray) had disappeared. He and his two sisters had been left behind and were in danger from trucks.

Sammie was a delicate cat and his weak immune system left him susceptible to opportunistic infections such as ringworm and intestinal parasites. He came to dislike all the medications and bathing, etc. and did not socialize well. Rather, he identified with the unsocial kittens that we get from time to time. After a year of trying with Sammie, we decided to allow him to leave the adoption program and to join our feral colony. He was thrilled - being free to hang out with a bunch of cats and run around chasing lizards and butterflies.

Sammie's weak constitution followed him to the outside colony. Despite his joy in living, his health had never been very strong. Lately he had begun a decline that led ultimately to his death in his sleep on June 18, 2009. Now Sammie rests with his buddies and other cat friends in our little pet cemetery. RIP Sammie. We loved you.


Sandy
Sandy was a brave kitty who was extremely affectionate despite the horrific injuries she had suffered. She had a dislocated hip and breaks in several of her leg joints, was severely dehydrated, and had several large abscesses including systemic infections in the broken joints. Although it would have taken thousands of dollars to treat her injuries with a poor chance of a successful outcome - ultimately it was the pain in her eyes and her struggle for breath that led to our decision to euthanize. This was not an easy decision but i could not go on making her live just to keep me from having to do something hard. We brought her home and buried her with the other cats and kittens that have not survived over the years so she will have lots of other kitty spirits to hang out with ...


Scar Face
Scar Face was an old cat already by the time he found our sanctuary. He had mange and a gaping wound in the side of his cheek (hence the name). Wary of humans at first, he came to trust us over time and let us treat his conditions. After awhile, he seemed to prefer attention more than a meal.

Scar Face lived on his own terms. He would come and go as the mood suited him. This went on for several years, but most lately he did not wander as much. And during the cold winter of 2008-9, he made a bed in a high drift of sycamore tree leaves up against the side of our garden shed where the early sun would shine. This is where we found him Monday morning (3/9/2009) - curled up as if in sleep but gone on to a better place. RIP.


Scooter
Scooter was a runt (1.5 oz at birth). Not only did his mother bite his foot off accidently during his birth, she also rejected him. We placed him with another mother and her 4 kittens who accepted him as one of their own. He tried so hard to survive for the first 24 hours but then the battle became too much for him. He did not have the strength to live and the stump of his poor little leg was becoming septic. We had him euthanized at just 1 day old.


Shadow
Shadow was a spunky little guy. Found in the parking lot at the Florida Mall on the day he was born. Brought to us by a homeless man. He was so sweet and purred when you cuddled him. Climbed all over the place even before his eyes opened on day seven. Was already teething and cut his tiny front teeth by ten days. He succumbed to a suspected URI on the morning of March 12th in the arms of his foster mom. Tiny kittens have a very small chance of survival without their mom. It is likely that Shadow never got to nurse from the mother cat's milk and did not get any of her immunities - hence his susceptibility to the URI. He could not drink from the bottle with a URI since kittens must be able to breathe through their nose when they suckle. We miss your tiny presence in our lives.

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