Sam came in to the Cherished Pets Family in 2018 when his original owner started to feel desperate about her ability to cope with him, and sought our assistance to provide home care.
Sam at the time was overweight and suffering early stages of congestive heart failure. His owner was also facing health challenges. Over the following weeks, her health declined significantly and she asked us to find him a forever home with people able to manage his higher care needs. We always try to find solutions to keep pets and their people together, but after much consultation,this was an occasion where rehoming was deemed to be the best outcome for everyone.
Enter Aggy and her beautiful family. Aggy had recently lost her Cavalier King Charles from heart failure and popped in to our hub one day expressing interest in any Cavaliers seeking a home. This happened to occur at the same time as Sam was entering our care. The timing gave us goose bumps.
How wonderful it was to connect all parties, and Sam spent his final months in the amazing loving care of Aggy’s family. He lost weight, regained energy, enjoyed trips to the beach and we were able to stabilise his condition for some months.
Sadly, Sam’s condition recently deteriorated and he passed away last month. He had been a regular visitor to our hub, and he is sadly missed by everyone.
Aggy sent us a beautiful card and shared these words: “Adopting Sam was one of the best things I did. He and I had a beautiful bond and friendship. Sam came such a long way in his time with us and helped create so many wonderful memories”.
We would like to thank Aggy and her family, and others like them, who commit to loving and caring for pets in their senior years with known illness. It is a big undertaking knowing that your time spent with a cherished pet is going to be short lived. Sam was certanily a very lucky boy to have been so very loved by his first human, and then so beautifully wrapped up in loving care by Aggy and her family for his final months.
Sam’s original owner was a beneficiary of our Foundation’s community service project which meant we were able to provide additional assistance for Sam through this tumultuous time. Through our project we supported the diagnosis and management of Sam’s health, coordinated respite care of Sam when needed and then arranged the rehoming of Sam to Aggy’s care.
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