Remembering Our Beloved Pets Together

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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We have many animals pass through our care at the shelter. Some may cross over the rainbow bridge from old age or a medical condition, but they will all be missed.


SadieTribute to Sadie by Candi Christenson, Animal Ark Volunteer

On October 9th, 2017 Sadie laid on my lap on her favorite bed, with a very special blanket and slept during her travel to Heaven.

Be assured God made sure there was an open kitty door for her at those Pearly Gates.

If love could have saved Sadie, She would have lived forever. For sure, we will always remember our Sadie girl. She left paw prints of love with everyone.


Tribute to Taffy, by Candi Christenson, Animal Ark Volunteer

In July 2017, four approximately 10-day old kittens were surrendered to the shelter.

Lorraine’s sister fostered two and named them Anand and Gopa. Candi fostered two and named them Raisin and Taffy. Taffy, an orange tabby, did not make it.

This picture is of Taffy and Raisin. No one ever dies, as long as someone remembers them. If love could have saved Taffy, he would have lived forever.

Taffy had a short but “cats meow” life. To make Heaven the perfect nesting place for our fur-friends, be assured God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door and it was open for Taffy.

Tribute to Tinka, by Candi Christenson, Animal Ark Volunteer.

Monday January 29, 2018, while sleeping in her bed Tinka traveled through those Pearly Gates and through the open kitty door.

Tinka, also known and “Ms. Legs” because of her long legs, was a loving, beautiful sweetheart. She was so fortunate because if love could have saved Tinka, she would have lived forever.

What a GREAT GIFT, and MEMORY to have been loved by our sweet girl Tinka.


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