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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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Dean 12-001-DA

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Hi Pat & Jenny,

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write this email.  I'm so sorry to have to tell you that our little Dean passed away suddenly this week.  Please know that he died happy.  He had a fantastic summer.  He knew what it was to be loved.  He had a family that cared for him and I know he loved us all back – even the dog.  He found the best life and enjoyed being wild and free with a home to come back to.  He was never hungry and had a warm bed waiting for him every night.  He became a lap cat and learned how to play and purr.  In return he taught us so much.  He showed us how to notice the brief precious moments and celebrate them.  We learned patience we never knew we had the capacity for.  We learned to watch and watch and watch so he could teach us.  We were so happy to watch him grow and reach full his potential.  We adored our Deany cat.

Although the pain of losing him and especially this way is excruciating, we are focusing on how lucky Dean was and fortunate we were to have him as a member of our family.  We desperately hope the pain will fade away and we will joyously remember the past 3 years of good times and the quirks that made him who he was. 
Thank you again for rescuing him and bringing him into our lives. 

Jayne & Scott, the people
Frank, the cat
Windsor, the dog
P.S. We literally have hundreds of photos of him, but thought you might enjoy some glimpses into his life these past 3 years.

Breed : DSH

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Andy Panda 08-015-CA

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It is with a very heavy heart that I send you this email. My beloved Andy Panda made the decision that he was too tired to fight any longer and wanted to say goodbye.  My time with him was so short, only 3.5 years, but my memories will last a lifetime. The smiles and laughter with him were plenty. His talkative nature was such a joy to hear.  The way he would ask for his daily milk in a way that literally sounded like he was saying milk! His foster Mom was correct when she said it was like dinner and a song with him!! Little things like this will never be forgotten and forever warm my heart. 
Andy Panda
September 18, 2008 - May 18, 2012
Sleep peacefully now my little man...

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