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Makenzie 08-000-DX

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"We adopted our Makenzie, 14 years ago with you guys! He passed away at the end of May 2022, from a stroke. We loved him very much! We wanted to thank you so much for 14 years we had with him. He wasn't weaned as his mother passed away shortly after I believe. I remember he was on the front of your magazine"

Thank you for giving him an amazing life! This is why we rescue ❣🌈

#nasapcat #nasaprescue #fosteringsaveslives

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Penny the Poodle formerly Enya 06-022-DX

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We regret to inform you that we had to have our lovely Penny the Poodle (formerly Enya 06-022-D) euthanized August 10, 2021, due to liver failure, dementia, and overall old age. According to the estimates of her age at the time she came into NASAP's care, she was anywhere from 17 to 20 years old, so as the British would say (hi Mary), she had a good long innings.

Before she came into care with NASAP, she had been picked up by animal control in Vermillion, if I remember the location correctly, while giving birth to a litter of puppies in an industrial area in the middle of a snowstorm. Through no fault of her own (her hormones were in full gear from giving birth and she was trying to protect her puppies), she bit the animal control officer who was sent to collect her and her puppies. Due to her biting the officer, she was slated to be euthanized as a dangerous dog. We cannot thank enough Lena Harper, a former President of NASAP, who was the one sent to pick up the puppies and while there convinced animal control to surrender Enya to NASAP's care along with her puppies. Lena told us that once she had the puppies loaded in a carrier in the back of her car, with Enya on the back seat, as she started to drive back to Edmonton Enya jumped from the back seat into the passenger seat, laid her head on Lena's lap, and let out a big sigh, as if she knew she and her pups were finally safe.

All of her pups were adotpted out to good homes but Enya ended up coming back from a couple adoptive homes due to complaints that she was a 'difficult' dog. We ended up fostering her after one of the times she was returned and immediately fell in love with her and we adopted her ourselves. How anyone could have classed her as difficult is beyond us. She was always very gentle and affectionate and easy to work with. She got along well with all of our other dogs and our various cats, and was especially good buddies with our other NASAP foster dog Bonnie who we ended up adopting as well. They were constantly playing and wrestling with each other throughout the day, but especially in front of the fireplace in the evening after having their dinner. We are a little concerned about how Bonnie will adjust to losing Penny but she gets along very well with our cats so she will likely start some wrestling matches with them. The attached picture shows Penny and Bonnie enjoying one of their many car ride adventures.

Thanks very much to NASAP, and especially Lena and Geneieve, for saving Penny's life and for introducing her into our family.  

THIS IS WHY WE RESCUE ❤️❤️#inlovingmemory 🌈🐾

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Bonnie 10-121-DX

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Hi folks,
With sad regret we want to let you know that our beloved Bonnie (10-121-D), the 3-legged wonder-dog) had to be euthanized May 24, 2022, due to the congestive heart failure she had dealt with the last 3 years or so.  She was a one of a kind character and had the quirkiest personality of all of the dogs we have had the privilege to care for.  She is now playing on the other side of the rainbow bridge with her old wrestling companion, Penny the Poodle, who we sadly lost to old age just last year.  We will miss you greatly Bonnie.
Les and Faye Hicks

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Tashi 07-000-X

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In Loving Memory of Tashi 🌈

From her family ❣️
"I’m heartbroken to say we released Tashi from this world on June 21. Her systems were shutting down (endocrine, digestive, sight and hearing) and although I’m certain she’d keep up a stoic front for me I would never ask that of her. Most know what a special dog she was to me, she was my soul dog.
She came to us with the name Missy at 6/7 months old from NASAP - Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection in Edmonton, we were her 7th home including the foster she ended up at. It was evident right from the start she was very bright but also quite the high energy wild child. We immediately decided her name should be changed to Tashi (meaning lucky in Tibetan…lucky for her to find us and us her). On more than one occasion I spent time in the bathroom in tears wondering what the hell I’d done those first months…maybe years; however she turned into the most incredible balanced dog and a wonderful partner. She helped bring along so many dogs during my dog walking business days, welcomed dogs we adopted and helped mold two puppies here. She was a mentor, role model, a friend to many dogs and just incredibly cool. She did agility, tried out barn hunt and got her novice trick dog title at 12 years of age. To say she was always up for an adventure was an understatement and we had a blast. She taught me a lot about myself and about being a dog person. She almost made it to 15 years with us, I respect and honour her for the beautiful dog and partner she was and she will most definitely be running free with her pals that have passed before her (especially Kaya).
A favorite quote to help me know I did the right thing at the right time:
After a dog dies, her soul is released into the world around us. Her soul is released to run in the world, run through the fields, enjoy the earth, the wind, the rivers, the sun, the woods. Tashi has been released. ❤️ ~The Art of Racing in the Rain"

#inlovingmemory #fosteringsaveslives #thankyou #nasapalumni #nasaprescue

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Archie 20-020-C

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Hey I’m Archie, I first came to NASAP in the early summer of 2020. Before that, I was on the streets with a few close cat friends. I was cared for by a nice lady who fed me and let me in to rest from time to time. Once the lady realized I was friendly and needed medical care, I came into NASAP. I had a bad bite on my tail with an abscess. I was on my own for a long time. Sadly, when I got here, I tested positive for Feline Leukaemia (FeLv)… My life expectancy was estimated to be about a year or less.

Surprisingly, by Summer of 2021, I was still here! Because of this, my foster home brought me in for some blood work, and the test results were weird. According to the test results, I was FeLv negative!! After more thorough testing, we found out that I was in a regressive stage of FeLv. That means my immune system has cleared the virus and I’m now considered to have a LOW RISK of spreading the virus. In the future, if my immune system is suppressed, I could become FeLv positive again. But for now, I am great and can theoretically life a full and complete life in the right home! According to my doctor, it is even possible for me to be around other cats as long as they are vaccinated against FeLv every year! FeLv only affects cats so all other animals would be safe. Living with other cats would be my would be my dream! I love humans so very very much, but I long for a furry friend.

This is where you all come in! I am now officially adoptable to the right home!!!!!!! I’m so excited!

A little bit about me, I’m two years old and both a kitten at heart and a grumpy old man. I am a long haired boy who loves being brushed and groomed. I am a handsome Prince and I love being taken care of. My favourite wet food is Whiskas Pate and anything else pales in comparison. I love to be around my humans but I’m also a very independent kitty. I spend most of my days napping outside on my foster families balcony or laying in my favourite spot on the couch. I am such an easy going cat that whenever my foster family picks me up and lays me on their lap, I’ll just purr and be happy to receive attention from them. I have a cute “chirp” meow and I am always content to follow my humans around and chat with them! My first foster home was really kind and sweet to me but I found their big dogs and little kids a bit scary. So I mostly hid while I was there.

My ideal home would have 1 or 2 other cats that can be annually vaccinated against Feline Leukaemia, a home that is low stress, and with humans who are experienced with caring for cats. Particularly, medical case kitties such as myself! I shouldn’t need any more special attention than any other kitties, but it’s important that my forever home can recognize signs of FeLv so that I’m forever well cared for and I don’t get anyone else sick. Could you be the amazing family i’m looking to fine?

Inquire today so I can share my itty bitty kitty heart with you!

Age : 2.5 Year Old
Breed : DLH Grey Male

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