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Harley
In Loving Memory of Harley

Harley

Harley, a stunningly handsome green-eyed tiger, was only 7 years young when he passed away unexpectedly on Father's Day. When he was a small kitten, he was found foraging for food behind a Hannaford and taken in by Whiskers. He was such an adorable boy, it didn't take long for him to find his new dad who hoped he would be a good companion for his older cat, Calvin. It took Calvin quite a while to forgive this transgression, but Harley grew on him over time and was his buddy of sorts until Calvin passed away. For the next two years it was just Harley and his dad. They should have had many more years together. We are so sorry he's gone.

Love from Friends of Harley - June 21, 2015

Young Desi

Desiree

Desiree was a whiskers cat, adopted in 2000. I was a shelter volunteer, and spent a lot of time there. Desiree was sick with a respiratory infection, that nobody could get to the bottom of. She wasn't adoptable at that time. There was security in knowing she would always be there when I showed up. Then one day I volunteered at an adoption clinic. Low and behold, there she was. Though I was not looking to adopt a second cat, there was no way I could say goodbye to her and watch someone else walk away with her. No chance. And so it was decided.

15 years later, today was a tearful goodbye. Desiree was almost 20. She is the sweetest soul ever, and was loved even by non-cat lovers. We will miss her so much.

Submitted - February 18, 2015

Young Desi

Desiree

Desiree was a whiskers cat, adopted in 2000. I was a shelter volunteer, and spent a lot of time there. Desiree was sick with a respiratory infection, that nobody could get to the bottom of. She wasn't adoptable at that time. There was security in knowing she would always be there when I showed up. Then one day I volunteered at an adoption clinic. Low and behold, there she was. Though I was not looking to adopt a second cat, there was no way I could say goodbye to her and watch someone else walk away with her. No chance. And so it was decided.

15 years later, today was a tearful goodbye. Desiree was almost 20. She is the sweetest soul ever, and was loved even by non-cat lovers. We will miss her so much.

Submitted - February 18, 2015

Young Desi

Desiree

Desiree was a whiskers cat, adopted in 2000. I was a shelter volunteer, and spent a lot of time there. Desiree was sick with a respiratory infection, that nobody could get to the bottom of. She wasn't adoptable at that time. There was security in knowing she would always be there when I showed up. Then one day I volunteered at an adoption clinic. Low and behold, there she was. Though I was not looking to adopt a second cat, there was no way I could say goodbye to her and watch someone else walk away with her. No chance. And so it was decided.

15 years later, today was a tearful goodbye. Desiree was almost 20. She is the sweetest soul ever, and was loved even by non-cat lovers. We will miss her so much.

Submitted - February 18, 2015

Baines was a cutie

Baines

Baines was born a barn cat but lived the life of Riley in the loving arms of his family. Jessica, Steve, Jack and Will miss him dearly.

Love from Amy - February 6, 2015
Jackson
In loving memory of Jackson

Jackson

Jackson was Nick's cat. He was adopted as a kitten and for 17 years lived his full circle of life with Nick. As Jackson became a senior cat with multiple needs, their relationship was wonderful to watch. Jackson would give looks of gratitude and understanding you don't usually see in a cat. There was a real give and take of caregiving and understanding. How fortunate for a cat to have a loving owner, and more importantly.....how fortunate for an owner to have a loving cat.

Love, Mom and Dad - December 25, 2014

In Memory of a Very Special Gracie

Gracie

In May of this year Dan and I lost one of our special “kids”, Gracie. Gracie came to us from the local humane society in July of 2009. She was found on the streets with very badly infected eyes and it was necessary for the shelter to surgically remove them before placing her up for adoption. Upon adoption we were told she was probably 2 years old although since then we have been told by vets she was most likely much older. The shelter had named her Wonder but upon meeting her for the first time Dan said her name should be Grace, because she was amazing. Gracie was a special girl and fearless although she couldn’t see. She could do anything the other cats in the household could do and navigated around with ease. People who came to our house found it almost impossible to believe that she couldn’t see; she would look right at them and was quite accurate as she nipped them (and us also). :-) Although the shelter had assessed her personality as warm and affectionate she never quite lived up to that. Everything was done under her own terms but she adored Dan and showed him the most affection. Gracie was very independent but her favorite place to sit was between us on the couch. She loved to sleep on the bed and play with toys that made noise. She could navigate the stairs to the cellar with unbelievable ease. We even had to construct a barrier along the stairs because she would just stop midway down and jump over the edge. A few years ago she developed trouble with walking and after numerous visits to vets and specialists it was thought that she had a spinal tumor. It was never really determined because the specialist said that Gracie was a poor candidate for surgery even if it was operable and he wasn’t willing to work with her. Let’s just say that she wasn’t cooperative with anyone who examined her (including us). For a few years Gracie did well with steroid shots but eventually the disease won out. Losing her was one of the hardest days of my life; we loved her very much and had made sure that her life was as easy as we could make it even after she lost the use of her legs. We still think of her every day and that space on the couch reminds us every day of the great life that was lost. We are grateful for the time we had with her; she taught us so much about determination and overcoming insurmountable odds. We miss and love you so Gracie!

Love, Mom and Dad - August 26, 2014

In Loving Memory of Olivia

Olivia

Over 8 years ago some dear friends of mine came to the shelter looking for two cats to complete their family. After meeting all the cats at our wonderful shelter it seemed that two had selected them. Grayson, a mischievous boy and shy, sweet Honey had decided that they would love to accompany them home. Well, that day changed all their lives and they have lived as a very happy family since that day. Unfortunately, for some time Olivia (formerly known as Honey at Whiskers shelter) has been experiencing some health problems and today she passed to the rainbow bridge. I know that Gary and Barb’s hearts are broken and I’m sure Grayson misses his sister. Although we are all saddened by her passing, I take comfort in knowing that she lived a happy life and was very much loved. My sincere condolences to Olivia’s family and, as a member of Whiskers, I want you to know that we all share in your sadness. Those of us that knew her at the shelter have fond memories of her and were elated when she found a loving home with you. She was one of the gentlest and loving cats I've every met and I'm happy I got to be a part of her life for so long through all the pictures and stories you shared with me.

With deepest sympathy, Mary Lou and Dan - August 26, 2014
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 "Olivia" 

Mary Lou & Dan, you just made us cry all over again! Thank you for everything you've done for us & - Aug 28, 2014

Brass

Our beloved Brass, whom we adopted with his brother from Whiskers shortly after moving into our house in December, 1997, today joins Copper and Frosty on the Rainbow Bridge. Brass was our sweet "lap" kitty, always wanting to be on a lap when we sat down. For 17 years, he was our faithful friend and companion, and we will miss him terribly. We know he is now romping happily with his kitty friends, something his heart failure will no longer prevent. Rest in peace, beautiful boy.

from your loving family, Wendy, Dan and Nora - August 22, 2014

In Loving Memory

The world is a sadder place with the loss of the Go Fores Golf League's friend and founding member, Donna Pawlowski. You will be remember in our hearts and on the greens. Rest in Peace.

The Go Fores - November 11, 2013

Sweet Sweet Lily

Lily

Lily was only 7 weeks old when she came to live with me. I adopted her from the local animal shelter. She lived to be 16 years old. She was loving yet could be independent. She always wanted to sit by me, but not always on my lap. If she wanted to she did, but it had to be her idea. She was always so healthy but she went in for a routine exam and by accident I found out she had breast cancer. From the time I found out until I had to take her back was about two precious months. Lily was so trusting of everything I had to do for her. She sat by me whenever I was there and she insisted on holding hands with me or even my grandchildren when she sat by them. It was so touching. She got so thin it was hard for her to jump up on anything anymore so I had pillows everywhere for her to climb up on her favorite spaces. The last night I slept with her on the spare bed and she was so happy to have me there all night with her. The next day I took her back to the vet carrying her in a blanket. She only weighed about 5 pounds at this point. We sat in the room waiting for the Dr. and she took her frail little paw and actually wrapped it right around my finger. She was peaceful in the room and then I said goodbye. I miss her every day and I believe she led me to Poppy, my cat I adopted from Whiskers a few months ago. I know Lily is with her sister Rosie now who I also loved for 13 years. One day I hope to see them again and I know Lily will be the first one to take my hand. Love you sweet girl....

Nancy Van Schaack - September 12, 2013

Checkers

Checkers was my first "furbaby." I was 10 years old when my family adopted her. We grew up together. Checkers was such a sweet and loving kitty. She used to let me pull her around on a sled in the winter and push her around in my Fisher Price shopping cart in the summer. I know of no other cat that would put up with my constant mauling her with kisses and hugs. She was a wonderful kitty and will always be in my heart. I love you Checky!

-Julia - May 9, 2013