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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.

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

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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…

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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…

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Milly

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

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Boudha

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Crystal

A very special cat who is greatly missed. Rita

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Shannon

A much loved friend and loyal companion. Marjorie

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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.

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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…

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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

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Charlie

Charlie (1991 – 2005) Beloved Basset Hound member of our family, Charlie began his new life with us in 1993, having been abandoned at the age of 1½. As a result, Charlie was frightened and unsure about people for most of his life. He loved his new family from the start and tolerated all visitors…

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Moffatt

Moffatt (1989 – 2005) Dear little tabby girl with ‘squirrel paws’, companion of Spike. She enjoyed her weekly skirmishes with Frankie and imaged herself to be Moffat of the Serengeti in the basement hunting spiders. Much missed by her family. We’d also like to express appreciation to Dr. Joanne Katz for easing her spirit on…

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Sargent

June 30, 1993 – March 31, 2004 Sargent was the lighthearted, light-faced shepherd everyone always wanted. He was beautiful, majestic, photogenic, caring, soft and sweet and the love he brought to us was of the unconditional kind. Sargent was our brother, son, and more than either, the greatest friend we could have ever asked for.…

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Jake

A kind black Lab mix who never met a food he didn’t like, who welcomed foster dogs and cats into his home with generosity of spirit and who blissfully failed obedience classes but got his certificate for good attendance. He was master of all comfortable spots and a friend to all. Missed by Betty and…

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Carrie

In memory of Carrie, a sweet, gentle and loving dog. Hers was a long happy life, lived graciously and serenely. I would like to think that she is now fishing with Kip, who generously shared his abundant confidence and love of life with her ! Patricia L.

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Rory

In memory of Rory, who had come so far in the two short years I was privileged to have him. Each day was an adventure for him and a challenge willingly met by me. I only wish there could have been many more. Patricia L.

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Ginger

Ginger (Spunky) died where he was happiest, in the country. He purred often and loudly, insisted I take afternoon naps with him, and put up with his brother Cedric’s constant licking and cuddling. Though not yet two, he got to enjoy the last nine months of his life in a loving home with his brother…

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Vincenzo

He was a beautiful black cat that one day walked into my life. I found him at my front door one cold January evening. He was there for almost the whole night, until I welcomed him in. He stayed with us ever since. He passed away not long ago, but he still lives in our…

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George

“Gorgeous George” the Goldfish. Survivor of the Ice Storm ’98. Enjoyed providing cat TV in our household for seven years. Roger and Judy C.

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Lucy & Degas

In memory of my beloved dogs, Lucy and Degas. Margot À la mémoire de Lucy et Degas. Margot

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Toby

In memory of my beloved cat Toby, 18 wonderful years together. Josie À la douce mémoire de mon chat bien-aimé Toby, 18 années merveilleuses passées ensemble. Josie

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Brina

In loving memory of Brina, who came into our family as a frightened adult needing much loving care and left this world much wanted, much loved, and unforgettable to all those who knew her. Brina was the elderly mentor to Scout, the Mascot of Gerdy’s Rescues & Adoptions. Scout gave Brina a new lease on…

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Valentina

We named the kitten Valentina, meaning “strong, vigorous, healthy”, because we hoped it would give her the strength to survive and to be well again. She was in distress from the last stages of a difficult labour when found and rescued from a cold back lane – one of so many left to fend for…

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Henry

You were a very special soul. Your gentle spirit touched us deeply. We so much wanted to give you a chance to be cared for and loved. But it was not to be. Your heart began to fail and, sadly, it was time to let you go. We are grateful that you did not die…

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Samson

Ode to Samson (1/6/07 – 8/7/16). Too young. Too soon. Your loving, gentle brown eyes will always be remembered. Your gentle, kind soul, your eager to please, wiggle bum, floppy ears character is our cherished memory in the face of your sudden passing. Our lives were made richer by your presence – a constant, dependable,…

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Mali Hague

In Memoriam May 13, 2011 – June 21, 2017 I saw Mali’s picture and knew instantly she was my dog. I got her when she was 16 months old – a rambunctious, irrepressible Bouvier who ran into walls and bounced off furniture when she played. She had no idea that she only had three legs.…

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Ben

Ben came to live with us from Gerdy in 2009. It was love at first site and he came home with us that day, a year before he embarked on an adventure, moving to Austria with us where he ran a mountain with me every day and grabbed rocks out of the streams… He then…

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Brandy

I met Brandy when she was five months old, helping Gerdy at an adoption day. She was lucky to be adopted by a family, but it didn’t work out. I received a call from Kim telling me she came back and that there wasn’t any room in the kennel could I take her in over…

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Shannon

This beautiful girl nine year old came into our lives in July 2014. At the time we were looking for a somewhat younger dog but when we made eye contact with Shannon it was game over, she was ours for keeps. I remember how happy she was when we got her home and taking her…

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Willow

IN MEMORY of WILLOW My beautiful dog Willow (foreground), who you named, passed away on November 7th 2016. She was my best friend and loved by everyone who met her. Thank you Gerdy for giving me the opportunity to have Willow in my life for almost 12 years. She was 2 years old when I…

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Hershey

Over the Rainbow Bridge Hershey now resides. He loved his soccer ball, he loved to sleep in bed and cuddle. He loved cheese and he loved my socks, a lifelong passion. Amongst chocolate labs, there were none more chocolatey than he. He and Buddy our Westie were inseparable. Like the Odd Couple of TV’s yesteryear,…

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Gunther

Rest In Peace My Gunther… The house is so empty without my Gunther, we were attached at the hip. I rescued a cat recently and he spent all of yesterday looking for Gunther – behind doors, in cupboards, etc., and sat by the door crying waiting for him to come in. They didn’t get along,…

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Mouse

We had to say good bye to Mouse, this past November 2016. We adopted him in June 2007. He was a long time on your adoption list and that is because he was waiting for us.. we were the perfect fit. He was the first member of our growing family and we truly could have…

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Blanco

C’est avec un immense regret que nous vous annonçons le décès de Blanco. Nous avons fait l’acquisition du vieux Blanco en juin 2014. Il cherchais une maison de retraite et je crois que nous lui avons donner la meilleure maison de retraite possible. Il s’est adapté à ses nouveaux amies Nikki et Misha et il…

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Sir James-Jamesey

Sir James-Jamesey Feb 29 2012-Jan 24 2016 Proof that not all angels have wings. He graced this earth for too brief a time but left us with memories and love that will live on in our hearts. He died last night in his sleep. Full of spirit he did not know he was sick until…

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