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A Very Special Thank You To Averil Robinson of PET FRIENDS

Sometimes a dog or cat we try to save passes away before being able to be helped or it is too late to save him or her. Averil very kindly and compassionately has the body cremated at her Pet Friends, and scatters the ashes respectfully and reverently on this lovely special piece of land on her property, for Gerdy as a voluntary favor.

This is a special resting place for the Gerdy’s Rescues animals, a lovely peaceful lake of protected wetlands. Gerdy has never had the body of an unloved or unwanted dog or cat disposed of. Every life is sacred, we at Gerdy’s see that no animal in our care leaves this world alone, unwanted, and unloved and without a friend at the end of life.

And because of Averil, their dignity is preserved even in death, sometimes the only kind and decent thing they have ever had done for them. Our gratitude Averil and also that of the sweet angels you have memorialized for us.

Ginger

Ginger, our beautiful red-headed girl left us suddenly on November 30,2017 of what is believed to be a heart attack. Ginger joined our family on July 13, 2015 and was only 4.5 years when she left us. She was beautiful, funny, devoted, smart, full of life, and always had to be wherever the family was,…

Lucy

Here they are on day one…. Hi all With deep sadness, Lucy Basset, one of the original « three amigos » has made her way to the rainbow bridge. She had heart problems and Jeremy didn’t want her to suffer anymore She is under the Apple tree with Wyatt and Isabelle where they will be…

Tobias (Poco)

“I wanted to let you know about the passing of Tobias (he was called Poco when he was with you). He passed away on Saturday 4th November after having spent 10 years with us. We adopted him in 2007, along with Barney. We wanted to thank you for allowing us to spend 10 wonderful years…

Palmer

To let you know, Palmer (Charlot) the basset hound we adopted from you passed away on Monday. He fought a courageous battle with cancer but finally told us it was time. He took a piece of our hearts with him and our house has an eerie quietness to it now. We are grateful he was…

Layla

It was an amazing gift to have Layla in our lives even for such a short time. Layla was a diva and she was treated as such – well deserved. She stunned the world with her natural beauty and most importantly with her very very beautiful soul. I believe the body is simply a vessel…

Gentle Ben

My dearest Gentle Ben, I hope you knew that I loved you so completely. I hope you knew that in my eyes and so many others, that you had the biggest heart that ever existed. I hope you knew that you were my life and that of your human sister Lia. We love you now…

Goldie

In loving memory of our GOLDIE She lived a wonderful life and was loved and spoiled to the very end when she suddenly and unexpectedly passed away due to Renal Failure. Goldie was 16 years old and was loved by everyone who met her and she gave as much love back in return. She will…

Kitana

In memory of Kitana A beautiful cat who enchanted the whole family for over 10 wonderful years. We will all miss you. With Love, The Farkas, Bolla and Howard family

Bacardi “Nummy Nuts” Gagnier

August 31, 1995 – February 17, 2008 Dear Friends, The house is empty – the silence deafening. He’s not at the door to greet us- tail wagging and so proudly carrying around a shoe or two. He’s not here to wake us up at the crack of dawn – grunting with joy, tail beating happily…

Soleil

1987 – 2008 My noble redcat, who passed away in January, at age 21 years. He was a fine fella and a noble spirit, he will always be remembered. Ellen Jacobs

Nikita

It is with great sadness that Gerdy’s Rescue announces that dear Nikita, Compassionate Placement to Josee, has passed away. Josee plans to write us about her experiences with Nikita, who though elderly, was a wonderful companion to her and her children. See Nikita’s rescue story in Tales to Tell. Josee took on an old dog…

Tom

TOM, the little black kitten, son of Little Mama that’s currently up for Adoption, passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was not sick, just called over the Rainbow Bridge early. Now a little angel, he has his Happy Home at last. Very missed by all of us at Gerdy’s Rescues, and Dina who fostered…

Milly

“In memory of Milly my little girl and my best friend, you are always in my heart.” Mike

Zaira

On July 3rd 2007, my beloved dog, Zaira, was killed after being run over by a car twice before the woman drove away. Zaira was such a loved dog in my neighbourhood, adored by children and adults alike. She was gentle and kind and was my best friend. There is a cross now on Delmar…

Denis

At age 17, Denis left this life peacefully. He was an elderly Bichon/Poodle mix found wandering on a street downtown, his coat so filthy it looked black. Gerdy was called and took him over. He was cared for by Jocelyne very lovingly during his last year, still enjoying life but on a much slower pace.…

Molly

Molly was a little poodle mix when she came to us 3 years ago, a worn-out producer of puppies at a backyard puppy mill til age 8 years. She was so auto-immune that she was allergic to all dog foods as well as a bevy of environmental allergies. She was deaf from not having her…

Boudha

Mon petit Boudha, tu seras toujours dans nos coeurs. Nos vies etaient meilleures avec toi. Avec amour et tendresse, Ane et Felix

Meg

Dec. 18, 1992 – June 19, 2006 Our beloved “Big Black Dog” came to us at 7 ¼ pounds, weighed in a mixing bowl. She was one of a rescued, unwanted litter of 10. Mama was a Golden Retriever and Daddy was a Newfoundland “traveling salesman.” Meg became a gentle giant, kind to the various…

Rosie

What can one say about a most wonderful little doggy, except that she was all those things. She was the little girl with the big heart – in more ways than one! We were so blessed to have had her with us for 12 wonderful years. She was good with all people, children and animals…

Smokey

May 1991 – February, 2006 We will be known forever by the tracks we leave (Dakota Proverb) Smokey was so much more than a cat and beloved pet. He was part of a family that relied on his wisdom, grace, and selflessness. Smokey was a very best friend and confidante who listened intently and always…

Crystal

A very special cat who is greatly missed. Rita

Shannon

A much loved friend and loyal companion. Marjorie

Muffin

In memory of a saucy, but loving, feline who came to us through Gerdy’s Rescues at the age of 7. Even though we only had three years together, her spirit and presence will long be remembered and missed. Valerie A.

Poucette (Priscilla)

Poucette was a stray who was lucky enough to have found a wonderful foster home and love during the last weeks of her life. Most likely hit by a car, she was found and cared for by Anne, who also sought medical care for her. She appeared to be recovering, but she developed complications from…

Tiger

“Despite everyone’s best efforts, we could not save Tiger from the diabetes that ravaged him this past summer. He went on to join my mother in heaven. I took care of Tiger for three years, after he and I both lost my mother, Rose. Now they are back together…” Pearl