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Meredith 06-126-C

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Our lovely girl Meredith passed away on June 9, 2012 after six wonderful years with us. Meredith was a special little kitty who, with the help of medicine and great vet care, endured chronic kidney disease and other medical problems during her time with us. Despite these challenges, Meredith was a very happy girl who loved to sit on the cat tree and look outside or find a warm lap (or laptop computer!) to lie on. She enjoyed gently batting our arms when she wanted our human food and lying in the summer sun in her outdoor enclosure. Meredith had a rough time on the streets but thanks to NASAP she ended up in a safe, warm and loving home. We miss her so much but we are grateful for the years we had with her. Rest in peace M,

Jenny & Craig

Age : >10 years
Breed : DMH brown tabby

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Midnight 12-076-C

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Midnight was a former NASAP cat that was adopted out many years ago and was recently surrendered back to our care at 14 years of age. She was an lovely elderly lady and we were really hoping to find her a comfortable retirement home that would care for her for the rest of her life. We knew that her kidneys were showing signs of her advanced age and the stress of the move was extremely hard on her. Her health declined further over the last few weeks and on the advice of her vet, she was put to sleep to on December 4, 2012.

It is extremely hard on our volunteers to have to provide supportive and end of life care for animals that are given up by their long-term owners at such an advanced age. We sincerely thank Midnight's foster dad for taking on the heavy responsibility of caring for an elderly cat whose entire world was turned upside down...

Rest in peace Midnight.

Age : 14 years
Breed : DSH black

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Albert 10-050-CA

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Albert was a lovely neutered male cat that came to NASAP from Beaumont Pound. When we first met him in June 2010, he was a complete mess and had obviously been through some serious hardships for some time. He was skin and bones and was covered in abcessed puncture wounds. He also had some type of thermal injury to most of his back and hind legs and was terribly matted. He received vet care for his wounds and supportive care at the pound.  He gained weight and his coat grew in glossy and beautiful because of receiving regular and nutritious meals. Albert was friendly, outgoing, talkative and very sweet. He just wanted to be petted and loved. He was a very special cat.  No major medical issues showed up after intial bloodwork and urinalyses and we were hopeful that he would be quickly adopted into a loving forever home. Unfortunately, additional tests confirmed that he was in the early stages of kidney disease. Luckily his wonderful foster mom, Stacy Harper, was able to keep him in permanent care with NASAP for the next 2.5 years. The staff at Sifton Park Vet gave him excellent care. On Nov 12, 2012, Albert's health unexpectedly declined very quickly and dramatically and the difficult decision was made to let him go to rest in peace. We sincerely thank the staff at Lakeside Vet clinic for providing emergency and end of life care for Albert. We especially thank his foster mom Stacy for everything she did for this wonderful eldery gentleman.

Age : >12
Breed : DLH Black

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Trey 01-993-D

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Just over a year and a half ago, we decided we wanted to adopt a dog through NASAP. Shortly after we began our search for a new friend, we came across a photo and information on a 10 year old dog named Trey (page 21 on adoptions) I was somewhat hesitant about adopting an older dog, due to not knowing how much time she could possibly have left. However, once we met her, it was love at first sight. There was an instant connection and we knew we were making the right choice. She came home with us that same day, and soon than began to realise what a wonderful choice we had made. Trey was so well mannered, so affectionate, gentle, and amazingly beautiful both inside and out. I always knew in the back of my mind, that she was a senior dog, and her health could decline anytime. But we did not allow that to get in our way of enjoying every moment we had with her. Trey remained with us for a year and a half, and we began to notice a decline in her health. We took her to the vet and shortly after found out that she was suffering from Chronic Kidney failure, Arthritis, and more than likely  internal tumours. We were devastated.  Regardless, we knew we had to make whatever time we had left with her count. Three weeks later, we noticed more declines in her health, and we knew it was time. It was the most difficult decision we, as a family ever had to agree on. Nobody wanted to make the choice, even though we all knew, and we could all see in Trey’s eyes, that it was time to let her go. We couldn’t even begin to imagine our lives without her. She made our lives, and especially our teenaged son’s life so joyful and memorable. Trey was our son’s best friend. They adored one another. They truly did. Trey, was the best friend our son Taylor ever had. And Taylor, was and still is,completely torn apart. Heartbroken.
On September 18th, 2012, we shared one last day with Trey. It was the best day. She enjoyed several long, peaceful walks, the entire day with her very best friend and companion, a Mcdonalds meal, her most favourite treats throughout the day, and tons of affection, hugs, kisses, and special words. We stayed with Trey, as she passed away, with her family comforting her and thanking her, for being such a wonderful girl.Our home just isnt the same anymore. Its so quiet. So empty. We miss Trey’s welcome at the door, we miss her wagging tail, her barks, her running around with her favourite ball. Her loving doggy kisses. Trey was the most loyal, most wonderful dog, and BEST friend anyone could ever ask for. And her time with us, was truly a gift that we will all cherish for the rest of our lives. My heart aches, and i know tears will fall for quite some time, but the pain we are all feeling, is somewhat lessened, when we think of the wonderful memories Trey left with us all.
Trey, our beautiful and forever friend, thank-you for giving us so many wonderful memories .You will ALWAYS be in our thoughts and our hearts. We love you Trey. Forever. You were such a good girl. Thank-you for giving and sharing with Taylor all your love, loyalty, and leaving behind such beautiful memories.
Amber Shejbal & Family

Breed : Mixed Breed

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Maverick 02-999-D

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We were fortunate enough to adopt Mac (formerly Maverick) in April 2003. He was described by NASAP as wriggling with excitement, and that's exactly how he spent the next 9 1/2 years with us - wriggly, and excited.  He and his best friend, a pink nosed Lab cross called Kirin, filled our lives with mayhem, joy and adventures.  Mac loved people, especially children, and had boundless energy and enthusiasm.  Most of all, he loved to run, and he would outrun Kirin at her favourite game of ball, not to win the ball, but to make Kirin pay attention to him.  He enjoyed family holidays and travelled to the Yukon and BC, climbed mountains, swam in oceans and lakes, became adept at farm and city life, and kept us safe.  He lost his very stoic battle with cancer last week, and we all feel his loss deeply.  Thank you to NASAP for rescuing such an amazing and loyal friend, our lives were certainly enriched because of the joy and love he brought us.

Kevin, Stacy, Jakob Klaassen, and of course Kirin

Breed : Collie

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