Rainbow Bridge. Forever in our hearts.

In Loving Memory

by Susan Bandy We recently had to say goodbye to two cherished members of The Lily Pond family. These transitions are never easy… in fact they are devastating. One of the most difficult aspects of animal rescue is grieving the loss of their passing – a challenge we face regularly …

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Brodie, a sweet and shy Springer Spaniel, recently died

Brodie

BRODIE was a sweet and shy Springer Spaniel; a gentle old soul who always sought to please. He was a favorite among the dogs. And he was my special boy. Brodie arrived in 2018 as a senior pup with his friends Jeb and Tig. They were a neglect case – …

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Betty, a stray black cat who made her home a The Lily Pond, recently died.

Betty

BETTY was a sassy gal. She was a senior stray living near a pond when a woman discovered her and brought her to a local veterinarian. This little black panther was half-starved, but happily made a full recovery. Betty was not terribly fond of people and made excellent use of …

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Rainbow Bridge. Forever in our hearts.

In Loving Memory

by Susan Bandy We recently had to say goodbye to three cherished members of The Lily Pond family. These transitions are never easy… in fact they are devastating. One of the most difficult aspects of animal rescue is grieving the loss of their passing – a challenge we face regularly …

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Keegan

Keegan was known for his stunning green eyes and perfectly pink nose. A quiet senior cat, he kept mostly to himself but did make a point of greeting caregivers at the door each morning and occasionally hopped up on the couch for pets and scratches. Keegan came to The Lily …

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Tig

TIG was a big personality in a small cocker spaniel-shaped body. In fact, he fancied himself the alpha dog of our pack, despite being smaller than everyone but Happy the Shih Tzu. Tig arrived in 2018 as a senior pup with his friends Brodie and Jeb. They were a neglect …

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Maysie

Maysie was a pretty calico whose time with us at The Lily Pond was all too short. A senior special needs cat with diabetes, Maysie arrived in June when her former owner found it difficult to manage the high cost of insulin and Maysie’s refusal to use the litter box. …

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Pretty Girl

Pretty Girl and Brenda were together for six happy years. On August 31, 2020, Pretty Girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 30. Those who know Brenda understand that Pretty Girl was her heart horse; the angel who gently guided Brenda out of severe depression and back into …

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In Loving Memory of Hubble and Katarina

by Susan Bandy We recently had to say goodbye to two cherished members of The Lily Pond family. These transitions are never easy… in fact they are devastating. One of the most difficult aspects of animal rescue is grieving the loss of their passing – a challenge we face regularly …

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In Loving Memory of Theo and Apache

by Susan Bandy We recently had to say goodbye to two cherished members of The Lily Pond family. These transitions are never easy… in fact they are devastating. One of the most difficult aspects of animal rescue is grieving the loss of their passing – a challenge we face regularly …

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Adeline cat

In Loving Memory of Addie and Marta

by Susan Bandy ADELINE was one of the first kitties to arrive at the cat house in November 2016. She was a local who tried to cross a busy road at the exact same time that a car was speeding by. The accident shattered her pelvis and severed her tail. …

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Jeb dog The Lily Pond

In Loving Memory of Jeb

by Susan Bandy JEB was a good boy. This is important to understand – that he was good; that he was sweet and brave; and that he maintained a great attitude right up until cancer took him away from us. Sixteen-year-old Jeb first arrived at the sanctuary last September with …

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In loving memory Lou cat

In Loving Memory of Tristan and Lou

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of two of our beloved cats, Tristan and Lou. Tristan was one of the first cats to arrive at the cat house in November 2016. Lou was only with us for a short two months. Both were special cats with …

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Zaffa the dog lying in the grass

In Loving Memory of Zaffa

by Susan Bandy I am heartbroken to share with you the recent passing of our beloved German Shepherd, Zaffa. He had been eating, drinking, and going for walks as usual. His energy seemed a little lower, but he’s a senior fellow estimated at 10-12 years old with some arthritis in …

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Cedric the cat

In Loving Memory

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we share with you the unexpected passing of our beloved kitten Cedric. Cedric was part of the British Invasion, one of three kittens that former stray cat Viz gave birth to under our deck last summer. We began feeding them and …

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