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In Memoriam 

Rainbow Bridge

"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friends finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...." 

Diesel

Diesel left us on 04/24/2023 after fighting for a long time. He was originally found as a stray months prior, and we were determined to give him the absolute best life we could. Unfortunately, Diesel had an anal prolapse, something we had hoped the initial surgery would fix and that it would just simply be a horrible random incident. Despite our hopes, that was not the case. It kept reoccurring, and with the help and support of one of our vets, and the wonderful team caring for Diesel we tested him for everything that could possibly explain why this was happening to the sweet boy. We didn't get our answers. The tests came back negative, no signs as to why this kept happening. Diesel began to loose weight from the stress, and we weighed our options. We were determined to fight for Diesel as long as he wanted to fight, and as long as we could keep him comfortable. We were raising funds and looking into a surgery that would stop this from happening ever again. Diesel was being fed puppy food 8 times a day, all while being loved and cherished, but unfortunately he passed away before we could do anything else to help him. It's with very heavy hearts that we say our goodbyes to our sweet Diesel, knowing that he's waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. 

Loretta left us on 06/05/2023 after overcoming hardship and fighting cancer. Another rescue down south had found Loretta and various other rotties that had been subjected to horrible treatment. The person that was their previous owner is where they belong now, behind bars and far away from any other animal. After being rescued Loretta was a sweet sweet girl who only wanted love and food. We noticed she had a limp, and worked with her previous rescue to make sure everything was alright. Unfortunately the vet discovered bone cancer in her paw, and to give her the best margins let us know that it would be best to remove her entire front left leg. Loretta made it through the surgery, and as she started her recovery did so much better than anyone was expecting. She was originally estimated to be around 6-7 years old at the time of her rescue, but the vet determined that she was closer to 9-10 years old, or older. Watching her you never would've believed it. Loretta had such an astounding sparkle in her eyes, she was determined to get love and give it. After coming up to Connecticut she went to her amazing foster family that loved her so very dearly and showered her with affection for the all too short time she was in their care. Despite our best efforts our sweet Loretta took a turn for the worst, and upon rushing her to the vet to get her looked at, she let us know it was her time. Her sparkle had faded and she was tired and in so much pain. Her foster stayed by her side and loved her so very dearly until the very end. Loretta found her forever home, she'll stay with them and we'll cherish her memory dearly. We know she's happily running at the rainbow bridge now, no longer in pain and keeping Diesel company while they wait for their families to return to them. We'll see you at the Rainbow Bridge Loretta. 

Loretta
Momma Jill

Jill, affectionately known as Momma Jill, left us on 03/04/2024 after receiving surgery to remove necrotic tissue surrounding wounds on her neck and face. Unfortunately, despite coming through the surgery wonderfully and waking up from anesthesia, and unfortunately complications arose. The vet did everything they could for Jill, and much like her foster who loved her like no other, they were devastated. Her foster gave Jill her all, she helped her through her puppies, she cared for her after surgeries, and most importantly she loved her. We don't know all of Jill's story. We don't know how it began, but we know how it ended. We know that it ended with her being loved by so many people. We know it ended with her being cared for. Jill deserved so much more, but because of her foster she got to experience a home that every dog would be lucky to have. We know Momma Jill will be waiting for her foster at the Rainbow Bridge, relaxing on a couch and ready to cuddle.

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