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Rhett, In Loving Memory

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

We sadly report the passing of sweet Sponsor cat, Rhett, who passed away peacefully at a medical center near his home.


Rhett joined the Sponsor Program in 2008. He was a beautiful 8-year-old black cat that, unfortunately, was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus. With insulin injections and a special diet, we were able to give Rhett the best quality of life possible.


We were so happy when Jahna took him home in May 2010. Although Jahna is heartbroken at her loss, she cherished this very special and loving cat for close to 4 years. And she is so thankful to all of you who sponsored Rhett.


All of us at Animal League America extend our condolences to Jahna and to Rhett’s sponsors, whose generosity enable us to give animals with special needs the lifelong care they need. Thank you for all you do and will continue to do.

Charley, In Loving Memory

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

We are so saddened to report the passing of Sponsor dog, Charley. This precious dog passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Charley was comfortable and laid to rest without any suffering.


We warmly welcomed one-and-a-half year old Charley into the Sponsor Program in 2005. He suffered from paralysis in his hind legs from a severe spinal cord virus that could have taken his life. With the proper vaccinations and medical treatment, Charley was given the life he deserved. Despite his lack of mobility, Charley would always have his tail wagging and was such a sweetheart. His family and especially his human sister, Christina, would shower him with hugs and kisses. He brought so much happiness to the family that misses him deeply.


Although they are heartbroken at their loss, Charley’s family told us they are very grateful to have had so many memorable years with this special dog. They are so thankful to all of you who sponsored him. For those who sponsored Charley, we will select a new sponsor pet for you to love like your own. Remember, Charley had a wonderful life because of you – thank you.

Romeo

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou? What a handsome cat!
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou? What a handsome cat!
Meet Romeo. We rescued this sweet, adorable two-year-old domestic short hair cat from a home in upstate New York along with many other felines after their owner could no longer care for them. After being examined here at North Shore Animal League America, our veterinarians determined that Romeo’s recurring ear infections were the result of a cancerous growth, called Ceruminous Adenocarcinoma, inside one of his ears. The good news: The tumor had not spread elsewhere, and we gave Romeo the surgery he needed to completely remove the tumor. Now on the mend, Romeo is expected to make a full recovery with almost no hearing loss. We were so happy when he was adopted and taken him home to live with a wonderful woman who is just thrilled to have Romeo as her companion. Romeo runs around the home and enjoys sitting with his human mother to watch TV.

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Coco a.k.a. Chachi

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Chachi looking cute and curious!
Chachi looking cute and curious!

Coco, recently renamed Chachi by his adopted family, is an adorable six-month-old terrier mix
Mutt-i-grees®. He was rescued from an overcrowded California municipal shelter in October 2013. Coco would have been euthanized if he wasn’t brought to the safety of our NO-KILL campus. This precious puppy suffers from incontinence and bowel trouble, which a neurologist determined was most likely due to an injury rather than a congenital defect. Because of this bowel trouble, he can’t fully empty his bladder, which would lead to him having occasional small accidents. Coco has to wear diapers, but on the bright side, they don’t seem to bother him at all! Simply by rubbing his stomach, his bowels are able to move. These issues will not prevent Coco from having a full, happy and healthy life, but he will require lifelong care.

We were delighted when Coco was adopted into a family. The most recent update from his human dad is that he is doing great! Coco is fun, inquisitive, mischievous, and happy. He gets along really well with his brother (4 year old dog named Fleetwood) and is a joy to be around. His human parents are super people and have the knack for changing his diaper, which is done a few times a day.

With the help of our generous monthly Sponsors, we welcome Coco with open arms and will continue to provide him with a wonderful life.

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Karina

Friday, March 7th, 2014
Karina is a happy dog now!
Karina is a happy dog now!
How could anyone be so cruel to this beautiful dog.
How could anyone be so cruel to this beautiful dog.
Just laying around!
Just laying around!
Karina relaxing
Karina relaxing
Finally in a save warm home!
Finally in a save warm home!
Karina modeling like a pro!
Karina modeling like a pro!
Karina sipping on refreshing water.
Karina sipping on refreshing water.

We warmly welcomed, Karina, an adult Shihtzu rescued from a puppy mill this past January. It broke our hearts to hear that Karina was cruelly forced to birth litter after litter until she was almost barren. Unfortunately, in these mills, the health, happiness and well-being of the animals is of no concern which sadly resulted in Karina developing diabetes and becoming blind. We were so happy to have rescued Karina from these terrible conditions.


Through a special diet and two daily insulin injections, her diabetes is manageable. With her horrific puppy mill past behind her, Karina is now being tenderly cared for by her Foster Mother Maria until the right adopter takes her home to be forever cherished. With the help of our generous Sponsors, Karina will live out the rest of her days as healthy and happy as possible.

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Applejack

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Applejack
Applejack

Dear Friend,
North Shore Animal League America is saddened to share the news that Sponsor Cat Applejack passed away due to severe cardiac disease. Although his passing was not unexpected, it is nevertheless a very difficult time for Applejack’s adoptive mother, Fran, and all of us here at Animal League America who loved this very sweet cat.
When we lose one of our beloved Sponsor Pets, it helps to remember that, because of your generous sponsorships, these wonderful animals were able to have the longest, healthiest and happiest lives possible.
When we rescued Applejack in 2003, a veterinary cardiologist determined that the young kitten had a very loud heart murmur and multiple cardiac problems. He was also found to have Pulmonic Stenosis—a narrowing in the vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. In addition, Applejack had a septal defect, which means that the wall between the left and right sides of his heart did not form completely.
Despite his many serious heart conditions, we never gave up on Applejack—and neither did you! He had 10 wonderful years with Fran, who was devoted to the care of this beautiful boy.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support of Applejack and our Sponsor Program. As we say good-bye to this sweet cat, we are comforted knowing he had a decade full of love and happiness.
Sincerely,
The entire Sponsor Team

Marty

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Update on Marty: Marty’s foster mother reports that he is doing wonderfully. Marty enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the holidays even though it was very hectic at home. His mother says that is one of the wonderful things about Marty, when you have loads of time to play with him he will play and when you find yourself busy or in need of rest he will entertain himself or rest. His mother did catch him smelling and snooping around the holiday packages, but when he saw her he stopped. He’s just like a kid at heart! He loves visitors and attention from anyone and he surely gets that from his family and friends. Everyone seems to adore him. Marty and his family would like to thank his Sponsors for their generosity over the holiday season!

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