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We are sad to report that we had to have our oldest dog Bodie euthanized last week due to kidney failure. Bodie was the first dog that we fostered for NASAP back in 2001 and we subsequently adopted him as a companion for our other dogs at the time, Hodgkins and Clancy. His age was estimated at 2 to 3 years old when he first came into NASAP's care, so he definitely lived a good, long life. We named him Bodie after James Herriot's last dog, a Cairn Terrier. Although our Bodie did have some Terrier in him, it was obvious that he was a genuine Heinz 57 mutt with a very mixed genealogy - he almost looked like two different dogs, depending on whether you were looking at his front end or back end. He was actually so odd looking that we often thought we should have named him Horton, after the Dr. Seuss character from 'Horton hears a Who'. Bodie had a unique personality and was a true ladies man - he adored his female companions through the years : Maggie, Penny, Bonnie, and Helen, and we would often joke about Bodie's harem. In 2009 he was diagnosed with Cushings Disease but due to great vet care and some homeopathic meds he did very well right up to the last couple of months. One side effect of the Cushings was a vast increase in the amount of urine produced, which resulted in him having to wear a male wrap for the last two years due to his inability to control his bladder. Because of this, he affectionately gained the moniker of 'Diaper Dog' after one of our friends bestowed that title on him. Although we will always miss him, we were relieved and grateful that we were able to give him a painless, peaceful end to a long, happy life.

Breed : Terrier x

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Bo 12-082-C

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In 2012, Bo was surrendered back to NASAP after 10 years in her adoptive home. This transition at such a late stage in her life was difficult for Bo, but once her teeth were looked after, she did very well in her permanent care foster home. Bo was a spunky, petite senior cat that liked to work out by jumping up on beds and flexing her muscles on her scratching post. She loved to have her head petted and was happy to lie next to her human in contented silence. If she wanted something she was not afraid to use her voice and sometimes she simply liked to chat.  She was always quiet, sweet, affectionate and gentle. Before Bo came back into NASAP's care, her kidney function was already in decline and the decision was made to keep her in permanent care with NASAP. She required medication and subcutaneous fluids to keep her good quality of life through 2013. Recently though, her health began to decline rapidly and the difficult decision was made to let her cross the rainbow bridge. Bo was humanely euthanized on December 13, 2013. She will be missed by her foster parents, Jenny and Craig and her kitty friends, Momo and Paddy. NASAP is pleased to have been able to help this lovely cat live out her golden years in peace and contentment.

Age : 16 years
Breed : DSH grey and white

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Nora 13-068-C

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Nora was a gorgeous young, short haired grey female cat that came to NASAP after her hold time expired at a pound in NW Alberta. Nora had a lovely temperatment and was so cuddly and loving. She loved to play. Unfortunately, Nora went into cardiac arrest at the end of her routine spay procedure. She could not be revived and passed away on November 13, 2013. The cause was completely unknown as she appeared completely healthy and active prior to surgery. We are so sorry that we could not help this girl find the loving forever home she deserved.

Age : 10 months
Breed : DSH grey

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Duncan 00-875-D

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About 10 years ago we adopted a dog named Duncan from NASAP.  He was an awesome dog.  He loved everyone and everyone loved him. We live on an acreage near Calgary which was definitely Duncan’s domain. He really was a big marshmallow but every dog he met looked to him as the top dog.  We were so fortunate to have had him in our lives.  We had to have him put to sleep yesterday.  He lived a good long life but his body was failing him.  Here is a picture of him doing what he loved best, playing in the snow.

The Houghton Family 


Breed : unknown

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Seven years ago I adopted a white kitty named Shiro from you guys. We had an absolutely amazing 7 years, and he was the sweetest cat I could have had in my life. Today at the age of 14, we had to say goodbye to him. He went into kidney failure very suddenly, and we did everything we could for him but he was suffering too much so we did what was best for him and ended his pain. Thank you for allowing me to have Shiro in my life. He was a spoiled little boy, and loved by everyone in my family and then some. Here is a recent photo of him. Can you please add him to your Loving Memory page on the website.
Thank you,

Age : 14 Yrs
Breed : DSH

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