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Nala 01-001-Da

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It is with a very sad heart that I write to tell you of the passing Nala.  We adopted 5-yr old Nala in December 2005 as a companion for our other lab, Mr. Copper.  They were instantly best friends.  Our "Happy Tail" written in 2006 is still on page 47.  Nala was a friendly, intelligent and sociable girl who was loved by all who met her.  "Bear Bear" is what the neighbours nicknamed her because of her size and strength, but in truth, she was a cuddly, loving teddy bear.  She loved car rides, and we would often take Nala and Mr. Copper to the mountains for days filled with hiking, swimming and the occasional squirrel chase.  In October 2007, we adopted an 8-week old Viszla puppy named Bender and Nala lovingly accepted him like he was her very own pup.
In December 2008, Nala was diagnosed with a terrible disease - Insulin dependent Diabetes.  Even though she became physically weak and blind from the bi-lateral cataracts she developed, she was brave and loving and enjoyed her life in our home.  When her best friend and companion Mr. Copper passed away suddenly on December 22, 2009 Nala began refusing food and water which caused her diabetes to go out of control.  20-days later on January 11, 2010 Nala decided that she was tired of fighting.  With her youngest buddy Bender cuddled up beside her, Nala laid down on her bed in our living room for her final rest.  We hugged her, kissed her furry head and told her we loved her as she took her final breaths.  She passed quietly surrounded by so much love.
To the family who made the difficult choice to give her up to NASAP, I want you to know that she was deeply loved by many people in our extended family and will be greatly missed by all.  Thanks to NASAP for all the hard work you do, and an especially big thank you for allowing us to bring this wonderful girl into our lives.  We miss you so much - our time together was too short.  Rest in peace Sweetheart.
Sincerely,
Norine, Chris & RJ

Age : 10 years
Breed : Labrador Retreiver



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Wilbur 08-138-C

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Wilbur was a striking classic tabby that came to NASAP from Black Gold Pound as a very young kitten.  Shortly after intake, he tested positive for the Feline Leukemia virus and he was made permanent care within NASAP. Wilbur spent the next year and a half in loving foster homes and the past several months in a wonderful spot with another FeLV postitive permanent care kitten named Pearl. Wilbur was very affectionate, playful and gentle. We are happy that we found Wilbur and were able to give him a loving home and all necessary vet care for his short life. Thank you very much to his two foster homes/parents, Les and Chris, who took such good care of him and loved him very much. Wilbur was humanely euthanized on February 3, 2010 due to complications from Feline leukemia. 
 
Wilbur's life was cut short needlessly by a terrible infectious disease that can be prevented with regular, routine vaccinations. His sad case illustrates the importance of fully vaccinating all cats that spend time outdoors and that are exposed to other cats.   

Age : 1.5 years
Breed : Brown tabby



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Devon 00-0006-D

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On October 19, 2009, our dear dog Devon passed away quietly in my arms with his Daddy and I petting him, telling him how much we loved him and what a good boy he was.
 
Devon was our gentle giant.  Although he was such a large dog, he had a gentle heart and just loved children and they loved him right back.  He was always first to the door to greet us, always beating out his buddy Fudge by a couple feet.  He was a wonderful, lifelong companion to our other dog Fudge.  One thing I miss the most is that, when I fell, Devon would come racing to my side and stand braced so that I could put my hand on his strong shoulders to help myself up.  I always knew I was safe with my gentle giant at my side.  Sean my husband misses throwing the stick into the Dam for Devon to swim out and retrieve and Devon's joy when he knew Sean was bringing the truck and trailer ready to go camping.  Everything Devon did, he did with his whole heart.  He loved us with every fiber of his being and we loved him the same.
 
We will always remember you Devon, our giant with the gentle heart.

Breed : unknown



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Jenna 03-000-O

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January 1, 1994 - November 12, 2009.  It is with very sad hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful dog Jenna.  We adopted Jenna from Nasap in 2003 and she has been a great addition to our family since that day.  We thank Nasap for allowing us to adopt Jenna.  We thank Jenna's previous family for bringing up such a great dog.  We want them to know that she was loved and taken care of until the day she died and she will be mourned and in our hearts forever.
 
Jenna, I know you have crossed the Rainbow bridge and are now ruuning free in fields of flowers.  We will miss you forever and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the great, awesome campanion you were for the last six years.  Rest in peace my Jenna Wenna Bear.   
 

Age : 15 years
Breed : unknown



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Buddy 00-0101-D

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It is with extreme sadness that we had to say goodbye to the love of
our lives "Buddy" on Tuesday.    We rescued Buddy, a 7 year old lab/
husky mix from NASAP in September of 2002.  So we think he was 14 or
15.  He was such a good, good boy.   I don't  know if you keep track
of the original families who couldn't keep him and if they would like
to know.  He was well loved and spent most of the day on his pillow in
our family room over the past few years.  He loved to go for walks
here at Hastings Lake and for short swims to cool off in the summer
heat.  He rarely barked and was loved by all our friends and neighbors
too.  We will miss his cheerful disposition and snoring furry face so
very much.  Our hearts though broken today, are so grateful he was
part of our home and we were able to love him for such a long time.

Sincerely, Jim and Kelly Daye

Age : elderly
Breed : Husky cross



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