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Petula 07-193-CA

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In Loving Memory of Petula

I adopted Petula on January 30, 2008, and I am very sad to let you know that she passed away on August 9, 2017.  She was only about 10 years old, but sadly she developed cancer and went downhill very quickly.

Petula had a rough start to life as a homeless and sick kitten.  I am very thankful that NASAP found her, nursed her back to health, and gave her another chance.  Over the years, she blossomed into a spunky and talkative cat, full of personality.  She was always happy, and she had different meows and grunts to let everyone know what she was thinking.  She would do funny things like "hide" under the bed, where only her head was actually under the bed.  She also loved carrying her toys around and dropping them at my feet to let me know it was time to play.  Throughout her life she remained a petite cat, at less than 6 pounds.  But she never let that slow her down.  She would follow her friend Mia (a tabby cat) around and tried to jump up to all the places that Mia would jump.  We lost Mia in 2016, and Petula took that very hard.  I like to think that Petula and Mia are now playing together again.  I am grateful to have spent nearly 10 years with Petula.  She is a very special cat, and she is greatly missed.

Claire

Age : 10 years
Breed : DSH black and white



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Angel 16-001-DX

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In Loving memory for Angel. 


Angel passed away last night May 13, 2017. She was very well loved in her final year her mom Frances spent every minute with her keeping her safe and loved. Angel was a tough girl but her health deteriorated over the last year significantly. She had kidney issues and eventual failure, she had eye injuries that left her blind and even had to have one eye removed, and she started to have seizures just a few months ago. Last night was a very long night and long seizure and Frances knew it was time to let her go. She was surrounded by family and love to the last minute. Her last year she was surrounded by family, getting daily walks, lots of cuddle time and special treats each day! Despite the harsh condition NASAP found her in last January she had amazing golden year! Thank you to Frances for giving her such an amazing life. 

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Hello all! This is Angel. She was found at a local pound, she had been lost on a country road frozen and very matted. She was quickly scooped up and brought to the vet.  Unfortunately she had to be completely shaved but she is adapting well. With a closet of sweaters and jackets she loves being outside. She is deaf but listens so well when she is able to see you. She loves cuddles and is very playful. She is older so we are hoping for an older family for her, as small children can be unknowingly rough. We also have found she has a slight spinal cord injury that causes her to walk with a limp and kick at times. However it does not cause pain or discomfort and she is able to run and trot really well. Due to her age we are keeping her comfortable for her remaining years and hoping to find a loving family for her. She is microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed. Please inquire below. 

Age : 11 years old
Breed : Terrier x
Weight : 15 pounds



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Agnes 00-000-CA

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Agnes was a short-haired torbie spayed female cat that was impounded at one of NASAP's partner pounds in December, 2013. She had a tattoo which allowed us to determine that she was spayed in 2000 and was likely around 14 years old. Despite the tattoo, her owner could not be traced or contacted and she remained unclaimed because of her age and scrappy personality. Because of these factors, she was also not a candidate for rehoming through the rescue. As a volunteer, I found it very difficult to keep leaving her at the pound every time I went to collect younger, friendlier and more adoptable cats for the rescue. So, in early February, I took Agnes home and assumed responsibility for her. She spent time with friends from the rescue and she even proved to be an excellent mouser in one friend's apartment! Agnes was very sweet with me and my husband and she always seemed grateful for her second chance at a forever home. On the other hand, she was always a complete fractious hellion at the vet clinic. She was given excellent medical care by Dr. Fredlund and Dr. Van Boxtel at Calgary Trail Pet Hospital. Despite medical challenges including kidney disease and repeated urinary tract infections, Agnes spent a happy and comfortable 3.5 years as part of our family. She was euthanized on July 14, 2017.

Jenny and Craig

Age : 17 years
Breed : DSH torbie



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Bella 01-000-DD

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Dear NASAP,

I just wanted to let you know that 15 years ago we adopted Bella through NASAP. She was such a scruffy looking waif of a dog who knew nothing...lol....Bella was a nervous 1 year old puppy when we rescued each other and she grew into a beautiful, loving dog. Over the years we built up her confidence, we could open the front door with no fear of her running away. Strangers were just friends she hadn't met yet. She loved everyone, and everything. She was my gardening companion, my confidante, my protector. 15 years of unconditional love and devotion.

At the ripe old age of 16 she had arthritis and degenerative myelopathy. She was on 4 different medications and still in so much pain so as heartbreaking as it was for all of us we made the decision. We had a cheeseburger party for her and the vet came to the house and with all her loved ones gathered around her she went over the rainbow bridge, pain free and chasing rabbits. Thank you so much for bringing us together. I can't express how much we loved this wonderful pup. 

Shelley Cardinal (Paskall) and family

Age : 16 years
Breed : Collie X



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Cookie 16-005-DA

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Cookie came into our lives in February 2016 and was a really important addition to our family. She was approximately 13 years old at that time. Very well-behaved and super affectionate. When she first came into our lives she loved to go for walks not long walks but shorter walks through the neighbourhood. She loved visiting all the dogs that lived near us and was friends with everyone around.  Except rabbits and squirrels for some reason she not only wanted to chase them she actually howled at them. People would open their doors to make sure someone wasn't beating a dog as she sounded as though she was in pain. The neighbours did get used to it after awhile.

 As time went on the walks got shorter until finally just going to the door and out on to the porch was all she could manage. She would do this every time if Jim or I went out or if Hailey came over. She was our dog from the get go and we loved her as much as she loved us.
It did finally come to the point though that with the Cushings disease we had to let her go. Our happy baby was in pain and that just wasn't fair to her.  On November 23rd, 2016, we had to make the very sad decision to let her go. Thank you so much to Dr Chapelle at the vets for being so understanding and helping us through this time. Even though she was a senior dog and not well when she came to us she gave us a lifetime of pleasure in the short time she had left and we are so glad we got to know her and love her. 
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- Her loving Permanent care foster mom, Judy! 

 


Meet Cookie 

She is a very lovable sweetheart! She returned to NASAP February 2016 very ill with a pancreatic flare up and extreme diarrhea.

She has been an amazing addition to the NASAP family. She is well loved by adults and kids; and gets along great with other dogs. She is quiet and calm in the house. Even with her age she is still active and playful. She loves walks, laying next to her people, and watching out the window of the house or the car! She travels great in the car and loves scratches and belly rubs. 

During Cookie's time with us she has been monitored for her thyroid condition and pancreas. At the beginning of August cookie had a bad case of diarrhea and we found that she had developed Cushing’s disease. She is being monitored and medicated to manage the condition.


With her age she has also developed arthritis to her hind legs. The poor girl loves to walk but can only manage a few Km before she begins to limp. She is receiving pain management to keep her comfortable and her foster family is pacing her walks to ensure she doesn’t over exert herself.

She is an amazing dog and we welcome her to our permanent care family.

 

Age : 12 year old
Breed : collie cross
Weight : 45 pounds



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