A sad announcement… Our alumnus Duke passed to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday with his family by his side. After a long battle with Pulmonary Hypertension starting in early 2020, all of the resulting complications caught up with Duke and his family had to make the difficult decision yesterday to say goodbye.
Duke came to rescue in 2016 as a stray in south Florida. The shelter said he was 7 years old, however we believe he was a bit older than that. Our volunteers Chris and Nicole jumped in to foster Duke (formerly Bradley), and helped him recover from severe kennel cough, horribly long nails and rotted teeth. Duke was such a great fit for their family so it was an easy decision to adopt him.
From Chris: “If it were not for the rescue and the work you put in on a daily basis, we would not have had the pride of our home over the last 5 years. Thank you for you all that you do and thank you for providing us with an absolute joy whom we will never forget. We began fostering him with you when he was found at the local shelter as a senior maybe 8-10 years old. He quickly dug deep into our hearts and became a foster fail. I don’t want to remain too sad because it’s not at all what he would have wanted.”
Run pain-free Duke and know you will always be loved and remembered.