We are so sorry to tell you this sad news. Nigel passed away peacefully early yesterday morning. On Monday afternoon we found him looking dazed and confused in his paddock. Our vet came out immediately and took him to her house for close observation. When he continued to become more lethargic, she decided to get him to UC Davis for more diagnostics.
We all suspected that he was starting to have problems due to the liver shunt. He spent two nights at UC Davis and they were very hopeful that they could get his body functioning again - but his little body could not hold up. He passed away in his sleep. According to the vets - he was in no pain or discomfort, which is a blessing.
He will always be remembered with such love. And even though he was only with us a short time, he made a big impact on our lives. We will always remember the darling sounds he made when chewing his beloved oak leaves and hay. How he curled up and let us hold him like a baby as he fell asleep. And when we we got him out of bed in the AM, he always knew exactly how to navigate his way behind the barn and in through the back gate to get to his paddock. He was close buddies with Bogart the old turkey and Lorrie, a sweet young goat.
We are so sad to lose this precious guy. We knew his life would be short due to the liver shunt - but as always - time with him was just way too short. He will live on in our hearts forever. Rest In Peace, Sweet Nigel.
Are you prepared for a disaster? Do you have needed equipment for each animal in your household? Have you packed your go bags for both you and your companion animals? We hope this video inspires you to prepare your family, if you haven't already, for an emergency evacuation.
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!Belle lived on the streets of Mexico. Not knowing where her next meal would come from was most likely the only life she had ever known. Belle was rescued by our rescue partner Compassion Without Borders and brought to Muttopia, our shelter for rescued dogs co-created by CAPE and CWOB in 2016. Muttopia is a safe haven for dogs to receive the vet care and time they need to get back to health, both physically and psychologically.
Belle is a bit shy of humans so we decided to move her from Muttopia to CAPE's sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA where she could be in a foster home environment. She arrived here over the weekend and she’s already starting to play with toys and the other dogs. Last night she slept sprawled out on the bed she shared with two humans!
Belle is sweet, gentle, and darling. She weighs about ten pounds and we believe she is around 8 months old. She would do well in a calm house with another gentle dog.
CAPE is currently taking applications for Belle. If interested in adopting Belle, please go here!
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