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Garden Of Remembrance

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye


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This virtual garden is a happy, peaceful place where we can walk & visit the dead. Those that we loved & lost through illness, injury or old age.

Above is a tiny snippet of the garden. Below you will find videos of the special places created to honour the memory of each dog we were privileged to serve. In the centre of the garden is a memorial to every human and non human life lost in the earthquakes of February 2023.

Betty Boo 28/09/2023

Betty Boo sadly passed away from cancer that could not be treated. She crossed the bridge after receiving hospice care at the shelter.

Mercury 19/08/2023

Mercury was one of an orphaned litter of six puppies who came to the shelter with parvovirus. Sadly little Mercury’s immune system was not as strong as his siblings & he passed away in clinic.

Robbie 26.03.2023

Robbie was a street born Kangal who came to us under the worst possible circumstances. He had been tied to the back of a car & dragged along the road. His injuries were dreadful. Our vet team did everything in their power to heal him. Sadly his body did not respond to treatment & he passed away.

Ben 13.03.2023

Ben was a street born dog who came under our care suffering from e.canis, pancreatitis & liver disease. Despite being very poorly he rallied & went on to live another year at the shelter.

Kahramanmaras earthquake February 6th 2023
In loving memory of all humans and non humans who lost their lives.

Zac 17.02.2023
Zac was a former owned dog abandoned on the streets suffering from anaplasmosis which we treated. Sadly Zac developed aggressive lung cancer. He was helped over the bridge. Zac is greatly missed by us all, especially sponsor mum Lesley.
Hope 29/01/2023
Tripaw Hope, hit & run survivor, friend to Molly & Fifi much loved by her sponsor family Karen & Katie. Taken by congestive heart failure.

Honey 21/11/2022
Honey lived her life on the streets, the victim of a hit & run driver she battled trauma to her chest, pyometra & necrotising fasciitis. She fought hard for several weeks but could not overcome her injuries & the infections. But she found love at the end. She was given a little pink collar with brightly coloured jewels as a symbol of her worth. She passed as someone not something. Her life mattered. We will never forget her.

Star 29/10/22
Little pup Star was found on the street with parvovirus. Our vet team tried to save her but the disease fought back hard. She passed shortly after she arrived at the surgery.

Pamuk 12/09/2022

Pamuk much loved by Ayse and his sponsor mum Kathryn. Dr V helped Pamuk to the bridge after hospice care in the clinic.

George 28/08/2022
Tripaw George endured a difficult life until he found safety & love at the shelter. Cancer took him from us. He is greatly missed by us all including his sponsor mum Amanda.
Polly 18/08/2022
Polly & her babies were found thrown in a skip. They had been poisoned. May they rest in peace.
Hamish 14/04/2022
Hamish died from injuries inflicted by a rapist. The vet team fought hard to save him, sadly it was not possible. Hamish was loved beyond measure during the seven days he had with us. He is greatly missed by us all especially his sponsor mum Kathryn.
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