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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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Teddy 15-049-C

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We first met Teddy in 2015 at Black Gold pound. He was very thin, his teeth were in rough shape, and he was suffering from a skin condition over most of his body that had caused irritation, scabbing and hair loss. We figured he was about ten years old and immediately took him into NASAP's care. Teddy recovered his health in foster care and was adopted out quickly but due to no fault of his own, he returned to NASAP in 2017. Because he was showing early signs of renal and dental disease, the decision was made to keep him in permanent care with NASAP. Many wonderful and caring foster homes looked after Teddy during his time with NASAP and we thank each and every one of them for opening their homes and hearts to this truly special cat. Teddy had the best personality and Jenny always felt he was the nicest cat that crossed her path in over a decade volunteering with NASAP cat intake. Teddy loved love and he always wanted to be near people. He wanted to sleep on his own dedicated pillow right beside your head or under the covers, snuggled up against your body with his head rested on your shoulder. He was always crawling into warm caves that he fashioned out of blankets and he never missed an opportunity to play with string toys or ask for cat treats. Teddy had the most luxurious long, orange/cream tabby coat and the amazing staff at Catty Canines donated a bath and grooming every six weeks for him. Thank you so much to Chelsea for providing this incredibly important service to Teddy and so many other NASAP foster cats. Teddy also received excellent care from Dr. Fredlund, Dr. Ho and all the staff at Brintnell Veterinary Hospital. For the past several years he has required medications and subcutaneous fluids every couple of days and he always accepted everything like a true gentleman. He made it so easy to care for him. When his health finally took a turn for the worse that could not be managed, the decision was made to let him cross the rainbow bridge. He was humanely euthanized at Guardian Vet on November 20, 2021 while we held him in our arms and told him that we loved him.

Age : 17 years
Breed : DMH cream/orange tabby

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Beatrice 21-024-C

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On November 20, 2021, Beatrice crossed the rainbow bridge to join her brother, Noodle, and her sister, Maisie 🌈🌉
Beatrice was one of Penellaphe's four babies, born in early June of 2021. Beatrice was, like her siblings, born with a low birth weight and was likely premature. She turned out to be the strongest of the bunch, growing steadily and becoming a confident and competitive feeder. As she grew, she quickly became head of the house and was the "problem child" in all the best ways.
Beatrice lived with her mom Penellaphe, sister Gemini, and foster dad for a long time before she and Penellaphe moved in with a new foster family last month to be adopted as a bonded pair. Soon after moving, Bea's new foster family noticed a drastic change in her behaviour. Our once active and spunky Beatrice became uncharacteristically sleepy and wasn't enjoying her food as much. Beatrice was taken to the vet, where we found out that she was very unwell.
Beatrice contracted a common feline-only coronavirus (not related to the covid pandemic) known as Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FeCV). Usually, cats get over this virus with no significant long-standing issues. Unfortunately, Beatrice's condition turned into a fatal mutation called Feline Infectious Peritonitis or FIP for short. FIP is very rare in the cat community but extremely deadly. Because FIP is always fatal, Bea's 2 sets of foster parents and the NASAP team made the heartbreaking and compassionate decision to have her euthanized before it got any worse, as FIP tends to progress quickly. Because of this decision and the early diagnosis of FIP, Beatrice's life was happy and void of suffering 💕
One of Bea's favourite games was called "in and out." In this game, her foster dad would open any door and Beatrice would go in, and then would be asked to "get out." She loved to go inside closets, but liked going inside the refrigerator the most. She also loved to climb, chase, and snuggle. Beatrice also really enjoyed playing with the children she got to hang out with. From birth to death, Beatrice was a joy to be around. We are so fortunate that we got to know her.
Thank you, baby Bea, for everything you brought to our lives. You will be dearly missed by everybody in your NASAP family ❤️💛💙🐱

Age : 5 Months
Breed : DSH Grey Tabby

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