Their time on this earth was far too short, but their lives were not without meaning. Every soul deserves love and respect. While these beautiful creatures have now crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, they will never be forgotten.
Zip was a smart but stubborn little herding dog who wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time and just couldn’t seem to find his place in this world. He was loved by the few shelter staff that he thought he could trust. He is now free to
zip around until his heart is content and will never again be confined.
Smokey led a rough life, but still managed to maintain his good nature. Volunteers fell in love with him and the wisdom in his eyes. His plans for a new home were cut short due to a disease diagnosis, but Smokey is frequently remembered and has left his paw prints on our hearts.
Sweet Pea struggled more in her life than any living being should have to. Thanks to some good samaritans, she was rescued from the streets and given comfort, food, and medical attention. Her internal injuries were such that laying her to rest was the kindest thing to do. Before she passed, Sweet Pea knew what it was like to be loved, and we hope she knows that she always will be.
Fraidy was a timid kitty who shelter staff and volunteers felt pity for. They did everything they could to try to provide him with a chance at life, but a diagnosis of leukemia resulted in his end. Now Fraidy is no longer afraid, as he enjoys the beauty and comfort of Heaven.
Kellas was a spirited young man who sadly was positive for FIV. He crossed over the rainbow bridge in March of 2017. Now Kellas is in a place far better than the world we know.
Richard came to the shelter with extensive injuries, including electrical burns to his mouth. Thanks to generous donations from the public, Second Chances was able to pay for his medical bills and help him recover! Once he was well, Richard went to live on a beautiful farm with a loving couple. For reasons unknown, Richard passed away one day, but not without knowing what it was like to be loved and cared for. You are missed, sweet boy.
Annie was a very lucky dog to have the family who rescued her and loved her very much. Annie lived a good life and was a foster sister to so many others who needed her. We’re sure she is busy happily chasing rabbits and squirrels in paradise.
Scrappy came to the shelter after being trapped in the Southview area of Dickinson. He was fearful of humans but loved and cared for by volunteers. An FIV diagnosis took him too soon. RIP Scrappy, enjoy paradise!
Sully was a gentle and sweet cat who was brought to the Dickinson shelter after it was clear he was surviving on his own. Sadly, Sully had advanced FIV and the vets recommended mercy through euthanasia. RIP Sully; know that you were loved!
Charlie Cat was another feral who was brought in to the animal shelter. After seeing his photo online, a woman in the community came forward with an interest in adopting him. Sadly, that would never come to be. Charlie tested positive for FIV and had to be euthanized. Even though he never got to have the loving home he deserved, he WAS loved and we hope that he was able to feel that. Rest in peace, Charlie Cat.
Slinky Cat loved to live an adventurous life and was very loved. Even though he was taken too soon, he knew how much he was cared for and appreciated. RIP Slinky Cat, enjoy the beautiful meadows of Heaven.
Gilly was the best cat in the world and made her family so happy. She loved to cuddle and eat fruit and broke hearts when cancer took her too soon. Not a day goes by that Gilly is not missed. Until we meet again in Heaven, mama’s girl.
Foxy was a beautiful cat with a wild spirit. The early part of his life is unknown, but he was brought to the animal shelter in July of 2016. Sadly, like many others, Foxy had FELV. But we know that now his fear, pain, and suffering are over! Rest in peace, beautiful kitty!
Maverick, also known as “Grandpa Maverick” was a sweet and affectionate older cat. Shelter volunteers loved to visit him and pet him because he adored any attention sent his way! Maverick was very sick toward the end, and the vet recommended he be euthanized due to a poor quality of life. RIP Maverick – you’re not suffering anymore!
Isys was an 11 year old female who was fostered with Bakken Paws. She loved having her hair brushed and would purr with joy when she received attention. Isys was the kind of cat who could melt the hearts of those who typically describe themselves as “not a cat person”….RIP Isys.