On behalf of the staff at Compassionate Hearts Veterinary Hospice, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed. We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Click here to submit your pet memorial online.
My little Snow's heart was made of gold and encased by a will of steel that she developed from years of neglect before we rescued her. Despite a tough beginning, her heart was true and she was able to love very deeply. She was my loyal protector, all seven pounds of her, and my baby. Devoted, smart, tough but kind, and quirky. As beautiful a heart as hers was, it failed her. My own heart will forever have a hole in it with her absence. I miss and love you, Snow. Mom misses and loves you. The cat even misses and loves you -- she just acted aloof but looks for you still. There was such a beautiful rainbow in the sky the day you left us. I saw where it touched the ground. I do believe it was a sign that you are all right and at peace now. Please forgive me for not being able to fix everything and make it better. I will someday transition from this world too. You will help me find my way when I am ready to go. I will look for you then and I know you will be there.
My 13-year-old cat Potter was suddenly diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor in May 2020. The vet’s recommendation was to euthanize sooner rather than later and not to wait more than 4 days as his liver was going to fail. I was sitting in the vet parking lot trying to process this shock and wanting to take Potter home for at least one more night. I knew that Potter, being blind, would want to spend his last days at home. A cat rescuer I know gave me Dr. Laura Allisons’ number. From the moment I called Dr. Laura until Potter’s last moment exactly 4 days later, Dr. Laura gave me so much emotional support and veterinary guidance about his diagnosis. Because of Dr. Laura Allison, I was able to calm down and have a few more peaceful, quality days with my beloved Potter. Dr. Laura made herself available by phone for any questions during this difficult time, a time when pet parents are grief-stricken and not sure of what the right time is, and where things can change suddenly. She would be available at any time for humane euthanasia. On Potter’s last day, Dr. Laura came to my home. She was unbelievably patient and compassionate as we spent time on the patio helping Potter to transition. Afterward, she wrapped Potter in a beautiful blanket and took him away to the crematorium. This experience was so different from sitting in a vet office with a doctor who is rushed. I am so grateful for Dr. Laura’s support in helping me make and time this painful decision, and for making the process loving and peaceful. I was also able to get his ashes back about 5 days later.
- Penny Siegel
Baby is my special girl who crossed over Rainbow Bridge several weeks ago. The story of my special experience with Baby is that she was 20 years old when she came to me with severe health issues. She suffered from spinal and liver problems, could barley walk, but be it only for 6 months, she was my Baby. She gave me much more than I gave her when I needed her support. Baby came into my life unexpectedly. I was asked to foster her. Her original owner had passed away and the family could not take her in. Though 20, she had the heart and will to live. She came into my life not for me to help her, but for her to help me.
- Barbara B.
I rescued Nemo in 2013, when he was about six years old . He was the sweetest and cutest little dog, and I miss him so much.
- Michael L.
We love and miss you Mocha
- Vita A.
Almost 20 years ago on yet another visit to the shelter, actually to see the pups that were brought in from another state that were in great, need we decided to take a "quick look" at the kitties. Well, when they held up to the window 2 little fur-balls named Huff and Puff (brother and sister) it was all over. They came home with us and were the best and funniest little kitties you could imagine. They brought so many, many years of joy and were with me through it all. Huffy was with me until 2019 and Puffy until recently. Puffy was the sweetest, gentlest little soul. She is now again with her brother Huffy. They will always be loved and never forgotten.
- Deb Ciriello
My little girl, that’s what I called Michi. I adopted Michi when I was 20 and in an unfamiliar city, far away from my family and in the wrong relationship. Michi helped me see that we deserved happiness and so together, we moved back home to Fort Lauderdale. Once here, Michi blossomed in her new home, having now acquired a big family and an older brother in our family cat. Michi immediately accepted my now husband, helping me see that he was the one because she treated him like she treated me, a privilege no one else in my life got. Eventually we moved to a big house on a lake, with a screen in back patio, and it was like she was retired. Normally scared of change and hiding under our beds, she immediately took over the house and enjoyed her naps in the patio where she could safely see the wildlife. She spent the pandemic hiding her pain from us, true to her selfless character. Oh my little girl, you’ve changed our lives and not a day goes by that we don’t think of you and miss you. Until we meet again Michi, we love you. - Melanie Carlos Rodriguez