Center for Companion Animal Health

Photo: Animal Stories
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


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  December 2, 2003 - April 8, 2011

Owned by Rayna Austin of Chehalis, Washington

Photo: 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


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

Read Button's story (.pdf format)

Photo:  Coco


Coco  September 11, 1999 - August 31, 2010

Owned by Shizumi Yokoyama of Los Angeles

Photo: 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


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 1998-2011

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

Photo: 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


May 2007  - November 2007

Read Lucy's story (.pdf format)

Claudia Sanchez
Santa Rosa, CA

Photo: Mack


Born in 2007

Kathy Brown
Vacaville , CA

Photo: Marley


Read Marley's story (.pdf format)

Photo:  Max, noble prince of a dog


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

Photo: Maxie


Read Maxie's story (.pdf format)

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

Read Riley's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Rocky


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

Read Rocky's story (.pdf format)

Photo: 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


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

Pauline Waney
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Photo:  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


Read Timberwoof's story (.pdf format)

Photo: Toby


May 2007 - February 2008

Sue Weitendorf
Glen Ellen, CA

Photo: Tux


May 2007 - January 2008

Sue Weitendorf
Glen Ellen, CA