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SAINTS Permanent Foster Oakley has passed away

Posted: August 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Oakley was a beautiful 3 legged transfer from DCAS who was lucky enough to find herself in the loving care of barn volunteer Wade and his wife Diane.

Some words from Wade.

Hi all,

Last evening Oakley’s typical heavy breathing became laboured. She started wheezing as she breathed. I hoped it was just the bad air quality but we loaded up and went to Emergency.

Oakley was in distress by the time we arrived. She was intubated immediately. I had to make the heart breaking decision to let her go.

We knew are time was coming to an end soon because of her physical condition but I wasn’t prepared for saying goodbye like that.

There’s a name for what happened but it escapes me right now but her larynx started collapsing.

As hard as it is today waking up without her beside the bed, we are grateful for the time we had with her. Thank you for letting her be part of our family.

Wade and Diane

Noni update

Posted: July 24, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Noni update! Look at her go! What a remarkable, resilient little girl! Thank you Agwest Veterinary Group and Dr. Potvin, we could not have gotten this far without you. And thank you to all of Noni’s supporters near and far!!

Icy days and new friends.

Posted: December 30, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Some shots and an adorable video compliments of KO

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Happy Enok

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Thanks KO for the video of this adorable old guy

Yard sale

Posted: July 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Cindy’s last day.

Posted: April 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Today was Cindy’s last day.
She has been fighting so many different health problems, and today she was tired. I booked the appointment, but even then I was not completely sure what the appointment was for. When I saw Cindy in her bed when I went to pick her up,
I knew.
Too many problems. Too much. Too hard.
Cindy came to Saints as a 16 year old cat whose senior owners were moving across the country to live with their daughter, who was allergic to cats. At the time, Cindy was a newly diagnosed diabetic, who had also recently developed food allergies. Saints did everything. Tried everything. Twice. Since last summer when she came to us, we kept her quality of life up, she enjoyed her life.
If it was just the hyperthyroidism, we could have helped her feel better for longer.
If it was just the diabetes, we could have helped her feel better for longer.
If it was just the autoimmune disease, we could have helped her feel better for longer.
But there was also an underlying chronic pulmonary disease working against her, against us, against time.
The weather today was crazy! Torrential downpours, then the clouds would part for a little while before the wind blew more clouds over. On our drive from Mission to the vet in Abbotsford, the whole time the sun shone on Cindy, who was on the front seat of my car. Her face was tilted up to the warmth. As I spoke to her, she turned to look at me. I can’t tell you how beautiful her eyes were in the sunlight. She had gorgeous eyes. But there in the bright light, breathtaking.
She passed away peacefully under the care of Dr. Lawrence of Coastal Rivers. We know we did all we could.
It doesn’t make losing her any easier to bear.
Erin.

No tour today

Posted: December 11, 2016 at 10:07 am

Hello! We will not be able to run the tour today as there is 16″ of snow up here and the road is not plowed. Please try again next week 😀😀😀😀

Sunday volunteers

Posted: December 11, 2016 at 7:07 am

Good morning Sunday volunteers! Carol just called me on her way to work and stave is ok to drive up but Dlugosh is not. The snow is very heavy so the street and driveway are hard to manage. If you can get a ride up and get dropped off it would be best but if you need a lift from mid way up Stave – at the school or the complex with the Mac’s store please call my cell (number is at the top of the volunteer schedule) and we will try to pick people up at 8:45.

Also there is no water so if you are able to bring a couple of jugs from home it would be helpful

Bunny LOVE

Posted: October 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

Submitted by volunteer Dawn

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Yay Bailey!!

Posted: September 21, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Here’s miss Bailey enjoying a walk with barn volunteer Val and foster brothers Evan and Brody.

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