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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.

If you would like to post a memorial for your pet, please send an e-mail to inquiries@dunroaminstrayandrescue.com


"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

"Jove" came to us on January 7, 2021 from Beechwood.  He had been struck by a vehicle some time previously and was not doing well.  As no help was available for him, he came to DunRoamin'.  Jove was examined immediately by Florenceville Veterinary Clinic staff, but was diagnosed with kidney failure on top of his other medical problems.

We are sad to say that Jove left us on the afternoon of January 7, 2021.  We are grateful that he was warm, safe, had pain medication to feel better and friends around him.  We know you are feeling much better now at Rainbow Bridge and we will see you there again one day.

"Grudge" came to us from Grafton on January 18, 2021.  At more than 21 pounds, she was extremely overweight, dehydrated, had matted fur, a cancerous growth over her right eye and her kidney enzymes were elevated, indicating kidney failure.  She had been previously declawed and exhibited painful front paws to the point that she was unable to walk.  Grudge had been born about February 19, 2008.

Despite all medical intervention, Grudge was unable to overcome her illnesses.  We are sad to report that she left us on the early afternoon of January 23, 2021.  We are so sad that we did not get the opportunity to know her better but are glad that she is now pain free and playing in the warm grass at Rainbow Bridge with all of her new friends, including so many DunRoamin' cats and dogs who we know were waiting to welcome her.    Enjoy your new world, Grudge.  We will see you again there.

"Athena" came to us from the Woodstock area on January 25, 2021.  She had been abandoned but required medical care.  She was diagnosed with an extremely bad heart murmur, an arythmia, and she weighed only 0.38 kg, which meant that she could easily sit in the palm of an outstretched hand.  She was born about December 18, 2020, so was not yet even six months of age.

Athena was given the very best of care with her vet tech foster mother and the medical care of her staff at the Florenceville Veterinary Clinic.  However, her heart was not able to sustain her and with great sadness and regret, she left us on the morning of January 27, 2021.  We know that you are now safe, warm and playing with all your new friends at Rainbow Bridge, Little One.  Your rescuer, your foster mother, your medical staff and all of DunRoamin' are grateful to have known you.  You were one awesome little girl.  We will see you again one day.

"Cardiff" originally came to DunRoamin' on December 31, 2020 as his family was no longer able to keep him.  Born on January 17, 2017, Cardiff was one of ten Lab mixed-breed puppies (Currie, Dublin, Capri, Yeovil, Delphi, York, Sicily, Belfast and Rhodes) born to Truly, a stray in Riverbank, NB.  Cardiff was adopted in February, 2017, but was returned due to family circumstances.

Cardiff was fostered by a family in Greenfield with several other dogs and a few cats as well.  He loved going for walks and snuggling in bed.  We are sad to report that Cardiff left us on the afternoon of January 27, 2021.  He is missed by his foster family and all of DunRoamin'.  We'll see you again at Rainbow Bridge, Cardiff, where we know you are happy, healthy and playing in the warm sun with all your new friends.  We will remember you.

"Seal" came to DunRoamin' on February 4, 2021, as part of a colony of 62 who were rescued by DunRoamin'.  Born about February 4, 2020, Seal was very tiny and underweight.  She was lethargic, underweight, her teeth were in terrible shape and she was in pain.  She had a very bad heart murmur which would not have allowed her to survive many more hours.

Seal left us at about 4 pm on February 4, 2021.  She has joined her friends Wreath and Candle, also from this same colony, all of whom are now happy, healthy, pain free and enjoying the warmth, love and sunshine with all their friends at Rainbow Bridge.  We are so sorry we didn't find you all sooner and been able to help you stay here with us a bit longer, but we are heartened to know that you no longer experience pain and are with other DunRoamin' cats and dogs who will be your friends and family forever.  And we will see you all again one day at Rainbow Bridge.

"Lemming" came to DunRoamin' on February 4, 2021 from a colony of 62 that was growing unchecked. They all required medical intervention and nutritious food.

This little boy was born about February 4, 2020, had parasites and upper respiratory infection

As per our standards, Lemming was neutered, fully vaccinated, tested for FIV and FeLV, and treated for all parasites to ensure he was able to become fully a healthy and happy little being - which he did!!

It was their wish (and ours!) that these little ones go to homes in pairs or to a home with an existing cat(s) of approximately the same age as they had never been without multiple other cats in their lives. 

On February 27, 2020, Lemming went to spend some time with his friends at The Purrfect Cup Cat Cafe in Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton, NB, where he hoped to meet his new family.  While there, he had a wonderful time and enjoyed every second with his new friends and servants.  Sadly, Lemming began to feel unwell, so returned to us to ensure he got the very best of medical care.

We are so sad to report that on March 19, 2021, Lemming left us.  He had developed a fast-growing tumour in his abdomen which made him not want to eat and he was rapidly losing weight.  We are so sad to say goodbye to this little sweetheart, but are glad that his last weeks were pain-free, filled with warmth, good food, friends, family and all the love and attention he could soak up - which he very happily did.  We are going to miss you, Little One, but are glad to know you are pain-free and spending time with your old friends Candle, Wreath and Seal, as well as with all your new DunRoamin' friends who were there to greet you at Rainbow Bridge.  We'll see you again, Lemming.  We miss you . . .

"Randall" came to us on February 7, 2012 from Grand Falls.  He had been a stray who had been being fed by the community, but he was not interested in sharing accommodations with humans, although he was grateful for the food they provided for him.

One day he was observed to have been injured and when he asked for help, he was brought to DunRoamin' where he was cared for immediately.  Randall tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) but is proof once again that FIV+ cats can live long and healthy lives.  He was born about 2005.

Randall was a member of our Cats For Seniors program and he lived for several years as the best friend of a lady in Woodstock.  Upon her passing, he returned to us where he lived until he was invited to be a foster cat by our friends Sue and Steve.  Randall joined their family on January 22, 2021 where he was spoiled beyond his wildest dreams and enjoyed owning a house again.  He spent his time in leisure with his new family and relished each and every moment.

We are sad to report that on July 22, 2021, Randall left us.  He showed difficulty in controlling his hind legs and was diagnosed with fluid in his abdomen.  We are so blessed to have known this beautiful boy and are happy to know that he is now pain free and running with all his DunRoamin' friends, both feline and human, at Rainbow Bridge.  We'll see you again, Randall.  In the meantime, enjoy your reward.  We will miss you.

"Jayla" returned to DunRoamin' on June 26, 2021 from Burton where she had been adopted  on May 15, 2021.  Although she was very familiar with living with multiple cats, she could not get along with one of her eight new siblings, an older cat who was very stressed by Jayla's actions.  As the older cat was not dealing well with her presence, Jayla returned to us to find a new family.

Jayla originally came to DunRoamin' on January 14, 2021 from a colony of 62 that was growing unchecked.  Jayla had ear mites, a fistula (abnormal connection between nose and mouth) on the left side of her nose and also had dental issues which required all of her teeth to be removed.  She also had an ear infection which was quickly addressed.  She was not comfortable, happy or healthy at all, but was soon feeling much better, thanks to the care of her staff and servants at the Florenceville Veterinary Clinic.

Jayla was born about January 14, 2016 and weighed less than five pounds but soon became a very healthy and happy little girl due to the love and medical attention that were showered upon her.  She has one blue eye (her right one) and she was slightly timid, but is now very attentive and social and loves to sleep on people.   Jayla is spayed, fully vaccinated, tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and treated for all parasites.  She was happy to spend some quality time with her friends at The Purrfect Cup Cat Cafe in Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton

On August 5, 2021, Jayla began to show her friends that she did not appear to be feeling well.  She was immediately returned to DunRoamin' where, sadly, she was diagnosed with a large tumour in her stomach.  Treatment was not a medical option.  We are so very sad to say that Jayla left us in the late afternoon of August 6, 2021.  Four of her closest friends were at her side and she was certainly aware of the love she had earned from them, her former adopted family and her friends at The Purrfect Cup Cat Cafe.  We will all miss her terribly, but are happy to know that, after all she went through before coming to DunRoamin', she is now safe, happy and tearing through the warm green grass at Rainbow Bridge with her many new DunRoamin' friends who have gone before her.  We'll see you again, Jayla.  In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful place - you've more than earned it.  We love you.

"Obsidian" came to DunRoamin' on May 18, 2021 from the Oakland area where he was a stray who was hanging around hoping for food and shelter.  He was examined by his new vet friend and found to have flea allergy dermatitis which means he should have flea allergy medication year-round to make sure he doesn't ever have to deal with the pain and itchiness should he potentially pick up a flea.  He was born about May 18, 2020, so is about two years old.  He also had tartar on his teeth which may mean he may require a dental cleaning in the next six to twelve months also.

Obsidian was initially very scared of his new human caregivers but he soon learned that he was loved and would have every need tended to!  He faced mobility and balance issues but as time went on he became stronger and more confident.  Eventually he was able to jump from the floor to a warm lap or climb into someone’s arms for a cuddle – he loved being cuddled!  Sometimes he would sit on our shoulders to groom our hair – we took care of him, so he had to take care of us!  He could often be found next to Furgie on our reception desk or curled up next to Sam for a nap.

Unfortunately, in late September, Obsidian told us he wasn’t feeling well.  After a brief battle with cancer, Obsidian left us on the afternoon of October 1, 2021.  His caregivers were with him as he made his way to Rainbow Bridge, where we know he’s now running pain-free and healthy.

You were such a good boy, Obsidian, and we are grateful that in the short time you were with us you knew love.  We miss you, Sid.

"Gaunce" came to us on October 10, 2021 from Bristol where he was a stray who had been seen around town for several months.  It was noticed that he appeared to be injured and had lost a significant amount of weight recently.  He was a little timid, so a live trap was set to catch him to help with his injuries.

On the evening of October 10, 2021, Gaunce finally entered the live trap and was immediately transported to the vet on call at Florenceville Vet Clinic - Woodstock Office where he was evaluated.  Gaunce was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his legs as well as a deformity in his spine with which he may have been born.  He was approximately 10 years old, so we are sure he must have had an amazing story to tell.  Gaunce also had several injuries on his legs and he was unable to put weight on his left hind leg.  Further diagnosis by his vet indicated that his injuries were too severe from which to recover.  Gaunce left us on the morning of October 11, 2021.  We wish we had known him a few years earlier and been able to help, but he is now pain-free and running through the grass and warm sunshine at Rainbow Bridge.  He's more than earned this reward. 

If we could wish one other dream for Gaunce, it would be that all his friends in a similar condition to his would have someone like he did - someone who saw him, knew he was in trouble and did their best to get help for them.  We all need and deserve help at times.

"Sanders" came to DunRoamin' on October 5, 2021 from the Bath area where he was found with a badly-injured left hind leg.  He was born about October 5, 2019 and was not in good shape.  He was prescribed medication to help with the infection he was experiencing and provided with the best of nutrition, care and love. 

Sanders was underweight and had a purulent discharge from puncture/bite wounds on his abdomen, base of tail and thigh.  He required antibiotics, pain medication and monitoring to ensure he would be okay.   Although understandably not very trusting at first, he quickly came around to meowing when we talked to him and was soon purring while receiving a chin rub from his new servants.  These servants routinely spent their lunch hour sitting on the floor beside him and he loved the company.

We are so very sad to report that Sanders left us in the early hours of October 17, 2021.  We will see you at Rainbow Bridge one day, little boy.  In the meantime, enjoy the cool grass and warm sunshine.  You deserve it.

"Buckingham" came to DunRoamin' on November 6, 2021 from the Carlo area where he was found on a wooded trail all by himself.  Buckingham had been born about three months previously and obviously had no one to care for him.

Buckingham was brought to his new best vet tech friend who warmed him, provided pain medication, food and love.  It was soon learned that Buckingham's injuries included a shattered pelvis and his spinal cord had been severed.   We don't know how this happened, but are very sad that this little boy had no one to care for him to ensure he did not have to endure such a terrible experience.

Buckingham left us on the morning of November 7, 2021, having finally known friendship, kindness, nutritious food, a warm bed and love.  We are grateful he had this opportunity, even if it was only for such a short time.  Thanks to his vet tech friend for all she did to make sure he knew he was loved and cared for in his last hours.  We will see you again, Little One, at Rainbow Bridge.

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