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These precious friends left their paw prints on our hearts.
We honour them here with their stories and look forward to seeing them again at Rainbow Bridge.

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"They that love beyond the world cannot be separated. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can Spirits ever be divided

that love and live in the same Divine Principle; the Root and Record of their Friendship.

Death is but crossing the world, as Friends to the seas; they live in one another still." ~ William Penn

"Pat" came to us on January 9, 2012 from the Woodstock area where she was a stray. A lady thought that she may have had a jaw fracture and brought her for help. Pat was a very old cat and was not in good physical health.

Her jaw was not broken but afflicted with a large cancerous tumour. She passed away on the afternoon of January 9, 2012. She was warm, safe and loved - maybe for the first time. We're grateful she was brought for help.

Millie was born on May 25, 2005.  Her mother, Edie, was a stray rescued by DunRoamin’. Adopting a dog wasn’t in the cards for Mom and Dad.  Millie was an unplanned addition to the family.  I had picked one of Edie’s litter a few weeks earlier and on a visit with my puppy Rosie, Dad met Francine, Rosie’s sister.  She was the cutest little black ball of fur.  The rest, as they say, is history.  The day I picked up Rosie, Dad brought his puppy home and renamed her “Millie” after Mildred.  Dad thought, what better way to say thank you for a great puppy.

Mille was the perfect dog.  She was calm, quiet and affectionate.  Millie did have a few quirks.  She was part Border collie and the herding instinct was strong in her.  The cat found that out from day one.  All things were herded into place and there were no shenanigans like rolling a ball around the floor or cuffing a piece of paper.  Not on Millie’s watch!  Things needed to be in order.  Everything had a place and it was Millie’s job to see that it was done.

After a very short illness, on January 11, 2013 Millie died in the same manner as she lived – calmly and quietly at home.  Nothing is quite the same at the house.  The cat cuffs a toy or runs across the floor and stops to see why Millie doesn’t stop her.  Buster, one of my dogs, still roams the house looking for her.

The only upside of this is now Millie is with Rosie who left us a couple years ago. They can run and play together with Sable and Daisy for eternity. Goodbye, Millie, we all miss you.

"Broadway" came to us on January 26, 2012 from Woodstock where he was struck by a car on Broadway Street. A lady immediately picked him up and brought him for help. She also left a donation to help pay for his care. Thank you! Broadway was assessed as having an injury to his left eye. In addition, both his upper and lower jaws were broken. He was in a lot of pain.

Broadway received medical care and was made warm, safe, was given pain medication and food. It appears he may have belonged to someone as he was relatively healthy and had a healthy coat. Unfortunately, he met his fate as too many cats do who are forced to live life on the street

On January 27, 2012 Broadway left us. We're glad he had love and compassion in his life, if only for a few hours.

"Stewart" came to DunRoamin' on January 20, 2012 from the Beechwood area. He was a stray who was taken in by a family, but he kept peeing in the house. He had an umbilical hernia and infected teeth. The reason he was peeing so much was that he was in kidney failure. He needed help. He was born about 2003.

Stewart was accepted by DunRoamin' and his new life began. With medication and constant care and love he was made comfortable and happy. On March 9, 2012 he was taken home by a loving Vet Tech who would care for him for the time he had left. This care was the reason he lived more than an entire extra year in comfort and bliss.

On January 30, 2013 Stewart left us. We're sad to lose him. We're grateful that he had his new family to spend his last year with and that he received all that he deserved. We miss you, Stewart, and we'll always remember you with love.

We adopted Gomez on October 25, 2011 and he joined the brood of cats and our poor old dog and became best friends and constant sidekick to Titan. Those two boys were inseparable. Although he gave me a fright more than once by escaping the house (once through his scratching my window screen and another quick escape through a door that blew open in a storm) he was a perfect boy. My baby left us February 4, 2013 and has left a heartbroken Titan looking for his partner-in-crime and his mummy crying ever since. We love you and miss you so much, Gomez boy. Thank you Mil, and the rest of the staff, for taking care of our boy that day.

"Lara" was brought to DunRoamin' on the early evening of Friday, February 22, 2013. She was unable to stand or walk, and her rescuers thought she may have been struck by a car, but her vet determined otherwise. She was given all medical assistance possible by two caring veterinary professionals and was happy to be purring and eating later that night.

However, Lara left us during the morning of February 23. We're grateful she had the opportunity to have caring people bring her for help and the knowledge and compassion of veterinary staff to make her comfortable.

Sugar (Sunni) adopted my husband and I on February 4, 2010. The vet tech was trimming London's nails as my husband had already picked London to adopt. Sugar jumped up and kept rubbing me. Needless to say, Sugar was the one to come home with us.

We were concerned about how our cat, Bear, was going to feel about another cat. He was 13 years old and set in his ways. Sugar quickly won him over. She also became a big sister to Skittles in 2011.

When Sugar was not laying on me, she would be found beside Bear. They were very close.

Sugar gave me 3 years of unconditional love and I miss her deeply. I feel solace knowing that she is now with my husband who loved animals as much as I do.

Kim, Bear and Skittles                                                             7 Mar 13

"Balto" came to DunRoamin' on January 24, 2013 from the New Denmark area. He was about 17 years old and had alledgedly been tied outside his entire life. He was an intact Husky. He was thin, cold, matted, had weakness in his hind end and also had cataracts.

He very quickly came to know safety, warmth, friendship and love. He was treated for all his needs and had a soft, warm bed on which to sleep comfortably, although it took him a little while to learn to use it. Once he realized how soft it was, he was right in the middle of it!

On February 4, 2013, Balto went to live with a very nice lady who offered him a place in her huge heart. He had all he ever dreamed of having, especially the unconditional love of a true friend.

We are so sad to report that on March 13, 2013 Balto passed away of respiratory failure.  We're grateful that in his last weeks he knew love and all the other things he deserved to know.  Thank you to all the caring people who made this possible for him.  We know he'll be waiting at Rainbow Bridge to thank all his friends.

"Salvage" came to us on March 30, 2013 from Stickney where she had been found on the side of the road.  She had a fractured sacrum, punctured abdomen, anus and tail inuries.  She had been well fed, so she probably belonged to someone.  It appears she may have been struck by a car.  She's about four years old.

Despite all efforts to help mend her injuries, it was not to be.  Salvage left us on the evening of March 31, 2013.    ". . . then the skies will see more blue . . . 'til we meet again . . . ," Salvage.

"Barbarella" came to us on August 27, 2012. She had come to the Debec area, but no one had been able to take her in. She was about two years old, and had medical problems such as ulcers in her mouth and poor teeth.  She also was diagnosed as being in kidney failure.

Barbarella was cared for by vet staff and moved down to get some attention from the DunRoamin' volunteers. She was initially scared and aggressive, but soon learned that DunRoamin' is a good, safe and happy place to be. On March 20, 2013 she went to a foster home in Connell.

On April 29, 2013 we were sad to hear that Barbarella passed away from her disease.  We'll miss her terribly.  We'll see you again, Little One.  Until then . . .

"Pongo" came to us on May 9, 2013 from Woodtock where she was being cared for by a man who could not stand to see her stray mom and two siblings without food.  They all had fleas and eye infections but were otherwise healthy except for Pongo.  She had a weak hind end and had trouble standing and walking.  She could have been born that way, or she could have been injured.  Either way, she needed help.  Pongo was born about April 7, 2013.

Pongo was fostered by a vet tech who took very good care of her.  Sadly, she was not meant to be long with us.  She passed away on the early evening of May 12, 2013.  We are saddened by our loss.  We'll see you again at Rainbow Bridge, Pongo.  Until then . . .

Mr Paul Allaby - April 15 2010 - May 30 2013 - Paul, or Paulie Pockets, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Thursday May 30th after a short and undetermined illness. He spent the last couple of days under the wonderful care of Dr Shannon Monteith and her staff at the Florenceville Veterinary Clinic.

Paulie started his life as an abandoned stray left in a box at the tender age of 3 weeks, along with the rest of the Beatles (George, Ringo and John). After he was old enough, he and his brother George were adopted. He spent the remainder of his life with his loving mom and his adopted siblings, known affectionately as the ZooCrew.

Paulie was a very affectionate little man. He loved to be held and would "suck" if permitted, which he seldom was allowed to do. He had the distinction of being the only furchild in the house who was polydactyl, which he used to his advantage. He was a curious little guy and loved to get into things. One of his favourite things to steal were Q-tips. He also had a sock fetish - if you were wearing socks, especially white ones, Paulie would have his fingernails dug in to your toes to try to get them off your feet.

Paul will be missed by his doting mom, his nanna and his Auntie Ray, not to mention all the rest of his human family. He will always be remembered with love and will be missed.

"I-Lean" came to us on October 13, 2012 from the Teed's Mill area where a young man had seen her hobbling along and recognized her distress and need for assistance. He immediately brought her for help and left a large monetary donation to ensure her medical requirements were covered. She was about one year old and was dehydrated, emaciated, two inches of the bone of her right hind leg was sticking out, she had worms, was exhausted and had a fever. She also tested positive for Feline Leukemia.

I-Lean's leg required amputation as it was not repairable. All her other medical needs were addressed. I-Lean was very popular with her DunRoamin' volunteer staff and loved each and every one.  In May, 2013, she developed an ulcer on her tongue which was removed and sent for biopsy which determined that it was a very fast-moving cancer which could reoccur very quickly, which it did.

On June 7, 2013, I-Lean left us.  She's waiting for all her friends at Rainbow Bridge where we'll see her again.  Until then, "Good night, I-Lean," we'll see you in our dreams.

"Hassle" came to DunRoamin' on March 30, 2013 from Woodstock where she was found laying on the ground.  She was only about four months old (born about January 1, 2013), had a very high fever and neurological injuries.  She had little control over her bowels and was unable to walk.

Hassle underwent veterinary care to help her deal with her problems, but only time would tell. As of April 5 she was able to move her hind legs a bit.  She enjoyed the love and care of her foster mother who adored her completely.  Hassle was affectionate and happy and loved lying in the warm sunshine.

We're sad to report that Hassle was unable to overcome her affliction, despite the medical care and love given to her.  She left us on June 19, 2013.  She was very fortunate to have her foster family who loved her so dearly.  She'll be waiting for them at Rainbow Bridge.

"Darren" came to us from Dow Settlement on May 31, 2013.  He was found in the backyard by some children and he needed help.  He was very dehydrated, itchy and had earmites.  His kidneys were asymmetrical so we needed to find out just how much of a problem that may or may not be.

Darren is a sweetheart who is grateful to be safe and have minions at his beck and call at any time of the day or night.  He's a VERY nice boy.

Darren got all the care he possibly could, but his diagnosis of hemolytic anemia combined with several other factors made it impossible for him to win his battle for life.  He left us on the afternoon of June 20, 2013.  We'll see you again at Rainbow Bridge, Darren.

"Phantom" came to us on Canada Day, 2013.  She had been found lying on a lawn on Airport Road in Grafton the previous day.  A lady recognized her immediate need for assistance and brought her to DunRoamin'.

Dr Drost examined Phantom and found that she was a very very old cat who was dehydrated, had diarrhea and a very poor body condition.  She had problems breathing so an x-ray was done.  She was not willing to eat on her own, probably because she hadn't in some time.  She was fed by syringe, given intravenous fluids, antibiotics and pain medication.  Her x-ray revealed lung cancer. 

Even in the conditions to which she had been subjected, she knew that people were trying to help her and although while being examined she let us know that she felt pain by reacting with her teeth and nails on human flesh, she did not try to injure - just let us know it hurt.  She purred when patted.  She's a beautiful girl and she is why DunRoamin' exists.

Sadly, Phantom's breathing became much worse very quickly and she was in distress that could not be alleviated and she left us on July 2, 2013.  Even though she was with us only two days, she was warm, fed and loved.  We should all be so fortunate . . .

"Acclaim" and Accord came to us on the afternoon of June 29, 2013.  They were tiny brothers who had been found all alone when they had almost been run over by a lawn mower.  The day was wet, cold and rainy.  They were only about three-weeks old and had upper respiratory infection.  They were cold and soaking wet, not a good start for any baby.

Although all was done for them that could possibly be done, Acclaim succumbed to his infection on July 2, 2013.  He was warm and loved.  His brother will miss him greatly, as will we all.

Zander, Zopp, Zeke and Zdeno came to us on July 25, 2013 from Bairdsville where they had been left on the side of the road in a box.  Their mom had apparently gotten out of the box and been struck and killed by a car. They were only about a week old.

Zander left us on July 28, 2013, Zopp passed away on August 5, 2013 and his brother Zeke left on August 8th.  They had a very poor start and although they were given the best chance possible, were not able to win their struggle.  They're safe, warm and happy now at Rainbow Bridge.  Their brother Zdeno misses them.

"Buzz" came to DunRoamin' on August 12, 2013 from Wicklow where he had been found injured and all alone.  He was born about June 25, 2013.  He had fleas, ear mites and facial trauma which included a torn lip and a fractured lower right canine tooth.  These injuries are consistent with being thrown from a vehicle.

Buzz is an extremely affectionate kitten.  He LOVES people and purrs, kneads and rolls over and over when a human comes in the room.  He's grateful to have people to care for him.

We're sad to report that during the early hours of Friday, August 23, 2013 Buzz passed away.  We all miss him, including his sister, Bo Peep.  We'll see you again someday, Buzz, at Rainbow Bridge.

"Camomille" came from the Mount Pleasant area on October 10, 2013 when she was found by a lady conducting a mail route.  There was another litter mate in the area, but she was unable to catch it. 

Camomille was born about September 5, 2013, but she's very small.  She was starving and emaciated, dehydrated and covered with fleas.  She was also very cold.

Camomille was given the best medical care available, but she was unable to survive.  She left us on the afternoon of October 12, 2013.  A sad day . . .

"Chai" and his four siblings, Red Rose, Tetley, Pekoe and Earl Grey came to us on October 10, 2013 from Upper Woodstock.  Their rescuer had seen a pregnant stray in the area for several days.  On October 4 they noticed baby kittens but no mother anywhere in the vicinity.  They began caring for the kittens in the hope that the mother would return, but she did not.  The kittens were born on October 7, 2013. 

The babies were very thin, hypothermic and dehydrated.  Their temperatures were raised and they received subcutaneous fluids twice a day and began to nurse from a bottle.  They require around-the-clock medical care and attention to help them survive.

We're sad to know that Chai passed away in the early morning hours of October 13, 2013. We're grateful that he had his siblings and his caregiver with him.  We'll see you again at Rainbow Bridge, Chai.

"Charleston" came to us on October 11, 2013.  He had been spotted by some children clinging to a rock under the bridge in Coldstream.  They waded out to save him, brought him to shore and dried him off.  They knew he needed help and called a friend to make that happen.

Charleston made it to the Florenceville Vet Clinic where he was assessed as having a blood clot in his aorta which had caused his hind end to be paralyzed.  He was put on intravenous fluids and pain medication and all attempts were made to find his family, but were unsuccessful  He is a very sweet boy.

Charleston was not able to overcome his condition and he left us on the sunny afternoon of October 13, 2013.  Those of us who had the honour of meeting him are sad and wish he could have stayed longer.  We're grateful to have known him.

"Pink" came to DunRoamin' on September 27, 2012 when she was observed hanging around a home in Bedell for about two days. It quickly became apparent that she needed help, so a kind lady brought her to us.

Pink had a bad abscess on her left hind leg which was treated.  She was only about one year old and is quiet, gentle and unassuming. She spent the Christmas holidays with a foster family in Connell. Thanks for giving her a first real Christmas, Steph and Chris!

On October 5, 2013, Pink met a lady and her young son who chose her to be the newest family member.  We're so sad to report that on the morning of October 20, 2013, Pink left us.  She was special to many people, and we miss her dearly.

"Mrs Pierce" came to us on Canada Day, 2009 when a lady driving through Somerville, NB noticed a cat on the side of the road and thought something just didn't look right.  She turned her car around and Mrs Pierce painfully moved toward her mewing for help.  She was about five or six years old and was emaciated, dehydrated, had a fracture to her right hind leg and had fleas so severe that her gums were white instead of pink, because the fleas had taken so much of her blood.  The fur was also missing off the left side of her face.

Mrs Pierce immediately relaxed and started purring when she was wrapped in a warm coat and cuddled.  She ate a full can of wet food in a very short period of time.  Mrs Pierce purred gratefully when patted or cuddled, and was very happy the lady recognized that she was in distress and helped her.  She has a very distinctive meow that can be heard from quite some distance and she uses this asset to her great advantage!!

On August 25, 2009, Mrs Pierce went to her new home with Bones and his family in Connell, NB.  She spent the first night enjoying her surroundings which she deemed quite appropriate and to her liking!  She became a loved family member very quickly.

On November 4, 2013 Mrs Pierce left us.  She had been diagnosed with kidney failure and eventually all medical assistance proved futile.  We'll never forget her.

"Pekoe," "Tetley" and their siblings Earl Grey, Red Rose and Chai came to us on October 10, 2013 from Upper Woodstock.  Their rescuer had seen a pregnant stray in the area for several days.  On October 4 they noticed baby kittens but no mother anywhere in the vicinity.  They began caring for the kittens in the hope that the mother would return, but she did not.  The kittens were born on October 7, 2013. 

The babies were very thin, hypothermic and dehydrated.  Their temperatures were raised to a safe level and they received subcutaneous fluids twice a day and soon began to nurse from a bottle.  They required around-the-clock medical care and attention, and we all thank their caregiver for the efforts and care afforded to them.

On November 17, 2013, Pekoe and Tetley lost their battle to live.  They had the best of care and love while they were with us and knew all the important things about life - love, dedication, care, affection - all the things they truly deserved.  We're grateful to their rescuers and their caregiver.  We'll see them again some day.

"Peggy" came to DunRoamin' on November 12, 2013 from the Perth area where she had been discovered in a barn with several other kittens.  There was no mom around and two of the babies had already passed away.  Peggy was a beautiful orrange tabby kitten with a wonderful personality and was only about five weeks old. 

Peggy was very thin, had fleas, was hypothermic (very cold), had low blood sugar and had twine tightly wrapped around one of her hind legs.  Surgery was required to remove her leg as it was too severely damaged to repair.  All efforts were made to help her, but Peggy passed away on the morning of November 15, 2013.  We're grateful that she had the chance to experience warmth and love from her rescuer and the vets and vet techs at Florenceville Veterinary Clinic.

"Earl Grey" and his siblings Pekoe, Tetley, Red Rose and Chai came to us on October 10, 2013 from Upper Woodstock.  Their rescuer had seen a pregnant stray in the area for several days.  On October 4 they noticed baby kittens but no mother anywhere in the vicinity.  They began caring for the kittens in the hope that the mother would return, but she did not.  The kittens were born on October 7, 2013. 

The babies were very thin, hypothermic and dehydrated.  Their temperatures were raised to a safe level and they received subcutaneous fluids twice a day and soon began to nurse from a bottle.  They required around-the-clock medical care and attention, and we all thank the vet tech who has cared for them since the very first day for the efforts and care afforded to them.

On November 18, Earl Grey lost his battle for life.  We're comforted by the fact that he had the very best care possible from a highly dedicated medical professional and that his life, although short, was full of the love she gave.

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