We are sad tonight about the passing of Sanne to the Rainbow Bridge late this afternoon. She was a senior girl with such a will to survive, black and white with big green eyes...the first kitty to be officially rescued by Operation Hood right after New Year's. It was because she was so ill and so dirty and so pathetic that she came out first. She is the type of kitty who haunts the rescuers of Operation Hood....to see one of God's creatures so thin and ill and struggling on. I call it Trap, Neutered and Returned to H E double hockeysticks...not the fault of those who performed TNR but the fault of the ones who are supposed to "caretake" or take care. She was a senior, roughly 10 to 12 years of age and the highlight of her two months of foster care was food, and plenty of it. She purred greedily each time she was fed, it had been so long since her tummy was full. She purred when she was lightly brushed, and she slept a lot in between. The wonderful vets at Loving Touch waited for her to get stronger before they would attempt to do a dental on her, as her mouth was so bad it smelled and she drooled. Today, when the doctor started to do the procedure, she found that Sanne could not tolerate being under for very long and six teeth were severely infected and would have required a dental specialist to spend three or four hours with her under anesthesia to bring any relief to her mouth. In the past several weeks she has been fragile, and tired. Last night she curled up on the couch with me, and today was the time go give up the good fight...we know the Rainbow Bridge is peace for all of our kitties who have had their time here with us...Thank you Sanne for surviving long enough to come into my life.
Posted on Facebook by Mary Anne Schneider (Sanne's Foster Mom)