“Such a short time, they have with us.
Such a short time, to give them love.
And when they leave, it’s all too fast.
But though their gone, their memory lasts!
Here at Fur-Ever Able we take on the opportunity to give special need neonates & dogs the best fighting chance to survive and thrive. We always go above and beyond to give each and every single dog the very best care that they need (and so deserve) but sadly, sometimes the outcome is beyond our control.
We wanted to create this page in loving memory of the Fur-Ever Able pups we have unfortunately lost along the way. Although their time was cut way too short with us, we will hold each and every one of these precious pups forever in our hearts!
In November of 2021, Lizzie came to us as a neonate as a result of her cleft palate. As she continued to grow, Lizzie was trying to beat the odds stacked up against her because not only did she have a cleft palate, but she was also blind, deaf and had hydrocephalus. On January 4th, 2022, our sweet little Lizzie gained her wings as she crossed the rainbow bridge. This was a very difficult decision to make but it was the best gift we could give Lizzie due to her deteriorating health. We tried our absolute hardest to give her the best fighting chance possible, but on the day she was humanely euthanized it was apparent she just didn’t have any fight left in her. Sadly, the hydrocephalus got the best of her. Goodbye sweet girl! You have left many paw prints on our hearts. May you rest peacefully. xoxo
Daisy came to us as a young puppy and as a result of her hind end spine deformity, missing tail and slayed hind legs. Although she required the use of diapers due to her urinary and fecal incontinence, nothing slowed this happy girl down and she loved nothing more than playing with her fellow canine friends. She got along with everyone and everything, making friends everywhere she’d go. Sadly, in November of 2021, Daisy was struggling with a persistent UTI and after further diagnostics, it was learned that Daisy only had one kidney, which was also underdeveloped. Shortly after, her health continued to deteriorate and as a result, on November 8th, 2021, Daisy was euthanized. Rest peacefully sweet girl and we’re sure you’re up above us now, showing our other Fur-Ever Able neonate angels the ropes.
This german shepherd puppy named Gator was surrendered into our care on September 8th, 2021, at only 2 days of age and as a result of him being born with a cleft palate. Upon his arrival, we immediately noticed that his eyes were already open, which typically doesn’t occur until a pup is approx 10-15 days in age because the eyes are still developing prior too. He was doing very well up until the end of September when his health took a turn for the worse and he later started to have seizures. Antibiotics were being administered but sadly, on October 5th, 2021 we lost this warrior of a pup to a suspected brain infection. Rest in peace sweet boy!
This young english bulldog pup, Smudges was surrendered into our care on July 17th, 2021 as a result of him struggling with both urinary and fecal incontinence. Unfortunately our sweet boy lost the battle on August 14th, 2021 when he was approx 11 weeks of age. Due to an unforeseen medical event and despite best efforts by both the foster family and the emergency hospital staff, he suddenly passed away. May we all remember Smudges as the happiest little guy around, always bringing smiles to all those in his presence. Rest peacefully sweet boy!
Reese came into our care on August 10th, 2021 at approx 6 weeks of age because she was failing to thrive. Unfortunately she was not gaining weight and was struggling with ongoing regurgitation and vomiting. Once in our care, she attended to MOVEH that same day for urgent medical care and the following day we learned she was diagnosed with a gastric ring anomaly. We immediately started to fundraise for her $6k-8k life saving surgery that was tentatively scheduled in a 2-3 week timeline however, Reese took a turn for the worse and we lost her in the blink of an eye on August 13th, 2021. We’re so sorry we couldn’t do more to save you Reese. You will never be forgotten.
The lovely Lucy was one of our senior dogs in palliative care who just loved everyone and everything! Sadly, she lost her battle fighting with kidney disease on June 29th, 2021. This beauty came to us in December of 2020, and shortly after, we learned that she was suffering with significant kidney disease, requiring medications, a vet recommended specialized diet as well as diapers on a long term basis due to her urinary incontinence. It is suspected she was bred many times throughout her first 8 years of life before being surrendered to us. Although she had a rough past, she was absolutely loved and spoiled by all here at Fur-Ever Able.
We want to thank her very dedicated foster family for always going above and beyond caring for this sweet girl and her past monthly sponsors who covered the cost of her every day expenses. Lucy, you have left many pawprints on so many hearts in the short 7 months you were here with us. Rest easy sweet girl.
Casey was surrendered into our care on May 19th, 2021, which was also the same day she was born and as a result of her being born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate. Casey was doing really well in care, being tube fed around the clock and staying comfy in the “puppywarmer” incubators, along with extra oxygen. At just shy of 4 weeks, she developed some swelling on the left side of her face and she was also struggling to keep puppy formula down. She quickly deteriorated even after receiving antibiotics and sadly, we lost her on June 11th, 2021. This boxer pup was one of the sweetest girls around. We will surely miss you Casey. Run free little one.
Petey was surrendered to us as a newborn neonate on April 24th, 2021, which was the day after he was born and as a result of him being born with a cleft palate. Petey was being cared for around the clock, receiving his tube feedings every 2-3 hours and staying comfy in his puppy incubator. He was growing and thriving up until mid-June and sadly, on June 15th, he started to have multiple seizures along with rapid breathing. After consulting with one of our trusted veterinarians, it was also learned that Petey had a significant heart defect. Unfortunately we had to make the very difficult decision in letting him go. We will always love you sweet boy!
Philip came into care with us on April 17th, 2021, as a brand new neonate and as a result of him being born with a lower jaw deformity. He was doing very well, gaining weight and growing on a daily basis but approximately a month later, he took a turn for the worse and sadly he passed. Philip, you were such a special boy and we will always remember you!
Sparkles was surrendered into our care as a newborn and as a result of her being born with a cleft palate and cleft lip. On May 18th, 2021, her health unexpectedly took a turn for the worse. However, by the end of the day she appeared to be improving and on the mend but unfortunately the following day she passed away.
Sparkles, you were one very special little girl and although you only had a short time here with us, you have forever touched all of our lives. Run free little one.
Ripley came to us near the end of December of 2020 and boy, did this boy touch the hearts of so many!!! Ripley had hydrocephalus, which is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid builds up in a dog’s skull, putting pressure on the brain. He went to see a neurologist and it was determined that he would be a candidate for stent surgery after they had some fluid drained from his skull along with an MRI. However, on the day of his surgery, he was diagnosed with having ringworm and required two negative tests post treatment before we could reschedule his stent surgery. This was a delay we never expected!
It was amazing to see how many people rally together to support and fundraise for Ripley’s quoted 12k surgery. This hydrocephalus warrior proved so many people wrong and was just so determined, and had a zest for life we will never forget! On March 3rd, 2021, his health quickly went downhill on us so he was rushed back to the Toronto Animal Health Partners Hospital due to him vomiting and unable to keep food down. He did have a surgery in regard to a newly found diagnosis but sadly, on March 6th, 2021, he lost the battle due to pneumonia. This very special boy was such a bright light for so many of us at the beginning of 2021, and although he didn’t make it, he sure touched so many lives prior to passing. We miss you Ripley!
It’s with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sweet baby boy, Onyx on January 17th, 2021. Onyx came into care with us just a few days prior because he was failing to thrive but he was in rough shape. Deep down we know we did everything within our power to save him, but unfortunately there was a different plan in place for him beyond our control. Onyx, you left permanent little paw prints on all of our hearts! You will always be loved, never forgotten and forever in our hearts!