Center for Companion Animal Health

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Animal Stories

Animal Stories

These pages feature heartfelt animal stories submitted by CCAH donors and supporters. They highlight some of the ways the programs and research supported by our Center have benefited beloved animal companions.  Animal stories are listed alphabetically by the pet's name.

To submit your tribute to your pet, please please contact the Development Office, phone 530-752-7024. 

Photo: Beau

Beau

Passed away in February 2008 at approximately 12 years of age

Like all rescue dogs, Beau was loving and grateful.

Diana Britt
Pasadena , CA

Photo:  Bella

Bella

Bella  December 2, 2003 - April 8, 2011

Owned by Rayna Austin of Chehalis, Washington

Photo: Bowtie

Bowtie

Bowtie, our Balinese cat, would always greet us at the front door and welcome us home.

Read Bowtie's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Button

Button

We would like to celebrate and honor Button, our 23 year old "rescue" cat.

Read Button's story (.pdf format)

Photo:  Coco

Coco

Coco  September 11, 1999 - August 31, 2010

Owned by Shizumi Yokoyama of Los Angeles

Photo: Conrad

Conrad

Conrad was part of everything important and meaningful in my life, and he was loved by our whole family.

Read Conrad's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Dakota

Dakota

Thank you, Dr. Clayton Simon and Dr. Niels Pedersen, for helping me understand Dakota's pain and her need to be set free.

Link to larger photo (.pdf format)

Photo: Jack, Corgi dog

Jack

Jack 1998-2011

Read Marilyn and John's tribute to their beloved Corgi, Jack.

Photo: Lucky

Lucky

Passed away in March 2009

Lucky dog, we miss you!! WE were LUCKY to have a dog like you in our lives!

Jennifer Allert
Laguna Niguel, CA

Photo: Lucy

Lucy

May 2007  - November 2007

Read Lucy's story (.pdf format)

Claudia Sanchez
Santa Rosa, CA

Photo: Mack

Mack

Born in 2007

Kathy Brown
Vacaville , CA

Photo: Marley

Marley

Read Marley's story (.pdf format)

Photo:  Max, noble prince of a dog

Max

Noble Max, a prince among dogs.  Read Max's story (.pdf format).

Photo: Maxie

Maxie

Read Maxie's story (.pdf format)

Photo:  Maynard

Maynard

My Maynard Butler was an angel from heaven, a gorgeous creature and a perfect dog.

Read Maynard's story (.pdf format)

Photo:  Missy Ling

Missy Ling

Our dearly beloved and cherished Chow Chow Missy Ling passed from our lives yet leaves her kind spirit and beautiful soul behind.  Read our tribute to Missy Ling here (.pdf format).

Photo: Riley

Riley

Riley was the most amazing cat. He will be forever mourned and greatly missed.

Read Riley's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Rocky

Rocky

My life was never the same from the moment Rocky came to my door.

Read Rocky's story (.pdf format)

Photo: R.V.

R.V.

1986 - 2000

In memory of our beloved R.V. who found us and brought us unconditional love. Forever in our hearts.

Marsha and Scott Stanton
Lemoore , CA

Photo: Sasha and Tex

Sasha

In memory of Sasha (the beautiful white dog, shown with her buddy Tex)

Pauline Waney
San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Smudge

In memory of "Smudge"

July 4, 1991 - July 12, 2007

Audrey Kamprath
Martinez, CA

Photo: Sydney Sue

Sydney Sue

2004 - 2009

Syd Biscuit (her nickname) was such a great friend, there will never be another Sydney!

Read Sydney Sue's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Timberpaws Red Flanagan of Beansidhe

Timberpaws Red Flanagan of Beansidhe

May 2007 - January 2008

My superlative little Red Man. Smart, funny, intense, playful, sassy - in every way, my perfect cat. Tragically lost to FIP at the age of only eight months. Locked forever deep in my grieving heart.

Kathleen Lawton
Sonoma , CA

Photo: Timberwoof

Timberwoof

Read Timberwoof's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Toby

Toby

May 2007 - February 2008

Sue Weitendorf
Glen Ellen, CA

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Tux

May 2007 - January 2008

Sue Weitendorf
Glen Ellen, CA