Every kitten we are able to take off the street and provide a safe and indoor home for is a happy ending, but sometimes some kittens have a touch more magic in their story.
Little Miss Sassy Pants
July 9 2013 - January 6 2020
Female seal-point Canadian Sphynx
Mommy’s first cat was quite the character. Pants had her own little opinion on everything, and usually got her way. At a mere 7 lbs, she somehow managed to keep her mommy scrunched up on the edge of their Queen size bed. Hot like a water bottle, and skin like a peach, she ruled her domain. Kitty toys scattered across the house - her favourite were plastic springs that skittered along the floors, enticing a chase for the derpy huntress. She loved a warm stove top and cuddles with her mama. Often found curled up in a blanket, she could always be lured out for rubs and attention. Adored by all who met her; despite her preference for mommy’s company and standoffishness with new people. Once she finally warmed up to someone, she left a lasting impression.
Sassy was curious, stubborn, vocal, but mostly a lovely little purr machine.
She Will Be Greatly Missed
We share our condolences with "Mommy" for her loss of Sassy Pants. We appreciate everything she has done to help support our mission and being apart of our community. Rest in Peace Little Miss Sassy Pants.
We receive a few emails every year that really touch our hearts. We would like to share one of those stories with you. We have received permission from the author to share this story of adoption and love with you from the Parent of a MHS alumni dog who found her forever family.
I thought I'd share my story about adopting a Jackabee (half Jack Russell, half Beagle) from the Mississauga Humane society.
At first we weren't sure about adopting a dog, but my sister said she heard of a 3 year old little girl named Mila who needed a home and urged us to adopt her.
When she first arrived, she was very shy, but irresistibly sweet. Our hearts immediately melted for her and we all knew deep down that this little girl would become a part of our home and family.
I remember each time I'd come home, Mila would jump into my arms, howling and yelping with joy as she kissed every inch of my face... the joy I felt seeing the excitement in Mila's eyes whenever I'd show her the leash and we would go for a walk. I remember moments when I'd be feeling down, and Mila would cuddle up beside me, her soulful brown eyes staring into mine, comforting me, letting me know she was always there for me.
She lived a long beautiful life filled with happiness and love and our lives were also filled with happiness and love because of her. In old age, her hearing began to fade, as well as her vision; but her love towards us remained strong. Always cuddling beside us, feeling loved, safe and secure.
Mila was just a few days shy of her 16th birthday when she left this world, a moment so painful and heartbreaking, that even today, over a year since she left us, I find myself breaking into tears when looking through pictures of her. I still feel sadness when I look at the chest filled with her toys, remembering how her tail wagged each time I'd open it, watching her dig her head into the pile as she picked out a toy.
But despite the pain of losing a pet we all loved and cared for, it brings us tremendous joy knowing we gave this sweet innocent little girl a second chance by adopting her. Providing her with a second chance at life, happiness and love. Adopting Mila has been one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of my life. Watching her journey through life has taught me so much about life itself. It made me realize what's important,it's helped keep me grounded, and has provided me with an education no school could ever offer.
Mila truly was my best friend, my buddy, my sweet little girl.
Her soul is now free, out there somewhere, waiting for the day when we will all be together again.
She was and forever will be a part of my life.
Adopting a pet can become one of the best decisions a person cam make. It requires both effort and dedication, but in the end, the experience is truly rewarding.
I know without a doubt that I've developed into a better person because of Mila.
With heavy hearts we have to announce the passing of a long term foster, Abby, who got to live our her senior years in the loving home of Terri who loved her to the moon and back.
Abby was a 16 1/2 year old diabetic, struggling with kidney function and healing from a broken heart herself when her owner at 82 had to be moved to a nursing home and Abby needed a new home.
Even from day one, Terri fell for Abby's gorgeous face and need for a comfortable home for her senior years. Although Abby was not pleased to have to share her senior home with Terry's own cat, and later her foster friend Ace, she enjoyed being the Queen to the boys and running the house!
This is the hardest part of rescue; giving animals their second chance, having your life changed in exponential ways before having to send them off to the rainbow bridge.
We know Terri is grieving, but we hope she finds comfort in knowing she provided Abby with the love and adoration she needed to enjoy her final years. Thank you Terri for opening your heart.
We want to thank Vicki and family for their donations in memory of their family pet, Peanut.
Here is their words on their beloved canine....
This is our dog Peanut who passed away on May 26,2019.
He was our beloved pet and family member for 15 and 1/2 years. Peanut went on many great adventures, including Disneyworld and the Florida beaches. He is sadly missed by Maria, Daniel, Gino and Vicki.
May he be napping and taking walks in doggie heaven now. We love you, Peanut
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