Sometimes volunteering at an animal shelter can be absolutely heartbreaking. This is one of those times.
Today is a sad, sad day for the cat volunteers and staff members of PAWS. We received word this afternoon that Pharaoh -- a sweet and gentle kitty we wrote about in September -- passed away early this morning. This charming fellow had become very ill, and was recently diagnosed with kidney failure. He was taken to a local animal hospital several days ago, and was scheduled to undergo further diagnostics and supportive procedures today in hopes he would get stronger, feel better, and be able to come back to us. Sadly, our Pharaoh was too ill and didn’t survive.
Our wish is for all PAWS animals to be adopted to live out their days with homes and people of their very own. While that didn't happen for Pharaoh, it's comforting to know that PAWS' strict no-kill policy meant our sweet friend was in a safe, warm and loving environment for the final months of his life.
We love you and miss you, Pharaoh. Rest now ... we'll see you later at the Rainbow Bridge.