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Toby 12-000-DA

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Hello my friend, It is with great sadness that we announce our precious dog, and best friend, Toby passed away late in the year. This loss has left such a void in our hearts, and our life.  Toby was 10 ½ years of age and we were blessed to have him in our family since he was 5 years old. Toby brought us a lot of joy, a lot of learning, and some wonderful experiences and moments to treasure. We still shake our head at some of the antics he got up to. Leaving pawprints on hearts everywhere, he was a good friend to everyone he met, and had the opportunity to help others through his volunteer work at the hospital and at the schools and events that he visited. These were his passions and Toby got so much joy from these experiences. Toby's legacy will live on through his books, the movie, and the presentations we do for schools, and through the kindness mission he started.  As with everything in Toby’s life… he left us peacefully,  on his terms.  Thank you for your support and friendship to Toby. Life is precious- please take a moment to show and tell those you love just how much you love them. 
Thank you so much for your friendship.
love Charmaine & Chris
Wishing you a great 2012

Age : 10.5 years
Breed : Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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Louie (formerly Leonard) 11-087-CD

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I'm very sorry to have to give you the sad news that we had to have Louie (formerly Leonard) humanely euthanized this morning. It was very sudden and very devastating. He had seemed the picture of vet, Dr. Burgess, had looked him over shortly after we got him (mostly to check how the sutures in his mouth were doing) and all seemed fine. This morning my son found him in the family room, dragging himself around, unable to walk at all on his back legs. We rushed him to the vet, and Dr. Burgess found his back legs were cold with no sign of a pulse in them. She said that likely it was a blood clot; and that she was 99% sure that the cause was some form of heart disease. She had seen this before and the outcome was always grim. No matter the cause, he was suffering and there was no cure once the paralysis happened. In the end, the best option was to have him put to sleep.
We had all loved Louie...he was a cuddle bug who loved any warm lap he could find. He snuggled under the covers with my daughter every night. In fact, he was with her this morning, seemingly fine, until just an hour before my son found him. Louie loved playing with the laser pointer and especially the feather wand. He even got our old cat running around the house playing their version of tag. My husband and I were just commenting on how well Louie was fitting into our family, and how glad we were to have adopted him. I was hoping to send you a "Happy Tail", but it was not meant to be. The vet assures me that this outcome was likely inevitable, even if we had known about his heart condition in advance. I like to think he at least had a loving family to spend his last several weeks of life with.
Kathy and Bill

Breed : DSH x Siamese

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Pearl 08-139-C

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Pearl was a beautiful and stunning white female cat. She and Wilbur were buddies. They had one thing in common; they both had feline leukemia. Wilbur passed away over a year ago and Pearl was lonely, but she got more affectionate with me, started to sleep with me and trust me more. I'm sad to say that on October 19, 2011 Pearl passed away due to her feline leukemia. She was fostered by myself and sometimes by Les. I loved Pearl very much and Les and I will miss her. Thank you.

Chris Leclair    


NASAP sincerely thanks Chris Leclair and Les Hicks for all the loving care they gave Pearl while she was in permanent care. Their ongoing generosity and hard work with some of our most challenging and heartbreaking cases is very much appreciated.

Age : 3 years
Breed : DSH White

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Sweet Pea (formerly Sweetie) 10-005-C

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It is with sadness I write that my beloved little Sweet Pea passed away a few days ago. Although her health had been deteriorating, I believe she passed away peacefully from old age. When I adopted her a year and a half ago, she immediately melted my heart. She definitely was a sweetheart. She will be remembered always and greatly missed.

Breed : DSH Dilute torbie

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Jack 94-011-D

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In loving Memory of dear Jack, David's loyal companion.    Born May 1994.    Died 5 September 2011.   Adopted by David in 1999.    

Age : 17 years
Breed : Springer Spaniel

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