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Duncan MacLeod - circa 1991 - June 8th, 2009

Duncan MacLeod - Age 15

Duncan MacLeod came to me as a young cat of about three years old soon after I had lost my cat McDuff to the effect of thyroid cancer. I thought that no animal could compare to McDuff - Yet, Duncan became my best friend and companion who loved you with his magical eyes and gentle ways. He was strong willed and determined and learned new ways to please and love you.

Duncan was an athlete and for several years would amaze you as he leaped off the balcony to land on the couch below. One day, I came home and he was dragging his left hind foot, but not complaining at all, looking up as to say, "David, I missed, can you help me ?" We went to his vet who performed a miracle and fixed a football injury and within a couple years you'd never know that Duncan had been injured at all. Duncan seemed ageless, hence his name "Mister Duncan", the Scottish Highlander.

He had a unique way of eating his food. He ate his food by scooping it out of his dish with his paw and licking it off his paw. From time to time, he'd revert back to an ordinary cat and chow down, but not that often. A friend once was eating a tuna sandwich and turned her back. Duncan looked at her and knew the second half must be his. So, he gently removed the top half of the sandwich and began to lift off the tuna and feed himself with his paw. That was our Duncan, gifted and special in so many ways.

Duncan was such a social being, he loved other animals, cat for sure, and even dogs. He loved his David oh so much, but Duncan had a way with the female of all species, wrapping them around his claws, My fiancee Nicole never had a chance to meet Duncan in person, but even she was won over by Mister Duncan and became his "Mommy".

Duncan began life as a wild cat, but within a few years did not miss his freedom outside since he had a large home of 4,000 square feet and two levels to explore and call his own. A few times he did make an escape, but he was back within a few hours, safe in his magickal kingdom. Except for his flying accident as a young guy, Duncan lived a healthy and long life. But, even Duncan could not put off Father Time forever. So at the beginning of June, he closed his eyes and is now with those that loved him as our angel Duncan. Mister Boo, you were such a wonderful friend, so full of spirit and love. Thanks for sharing you wisdom and helping me know what really matters. I will love you and miss you forever.

- Dr. David K. Patterson - Ipswich, MA

Mr. Tumnus
On April 17th, 2009, Mr. Tumnus (known to QAS as "Derry") passed away unexpectedly from heart failure at the young age of three and a half years. From the moment he picked me by sitting on my lap in the Shelter, he was his Momma's special little boy. He was and will always be remembered as the most loving, sweetest cat anyone could have asked for. I am absolutely heartbroken at how short of a time we were able to be together, but I am grateful to have been able to share his life. His spot in the bed remains empty but my heart is full of so many wonderful memories. Rest in peace Mr. Tums. Momma loves and misses you very much, and I look forward to the day we will meet again on the Rainbow Bridge in the sky... Hillary & Patrick

They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true. We never wanted memories, we only wanted you. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no one could ever fill. In Loving Memory of Missy Moses (June 17th, 1994 - May 1st, 2009) Rest in Peace... Kim, Eddie and Lauren

Please accept my donation in loving memory of Cameron who went missing October 5th, 2007

In Loving Memory of Jeremiah - He Enriched My Life for Over 15 Years

Charlotte C.

Samantha - October 14th, 2008

To the Shelter Staff for the memory of Samantha - On October 14th, 2008 - My Cat Samantha known to your staff members as (Smokey). She died on October 14th, 2008. The (3) years that I had her she brought me so much joy and love, she was a very special girl. I loved her so much and miss her. Samantha died here at home from cancer. We gave each other so many hugs and kisses. I just don't know what to do without her. I can't tell you how much she meant to me. She was so much more than just a cat, but my baby girl. I never cried so hard when she passed away. Till this day it is very hard for me. I will never forget her. She will always be in my heart. Samantha (aka) as Smokey - her adoption date was 5/4/06) here are some pictures of Samantha.

Christine Blackwell

Jackie - September 7th, 2008
We adopted Jackie on Memorial Day weekend in 2002 from the Quincy Animal Shelter. He caught my eye with his double paws crossed one over the other, and I had to take him home. Jackie loved going outside, playing with his sister Squeak, and sitting between my husband and I looking for food. While I was pregnant with my triplets, Jackie would sit next to me on the couch or snuggle while I took a nap. A few weeks ago we noticed a weight loss and he seemed very isolated. My husband took him to the vet on September 7th, 2008 where he passed away from heart failure. He will always be in our hearts and we will never forget him.

Love you always, Jen, Rob, Andrew, Samantha, Maxwell, and Squeak

Mr. Mittens - June 14th, 2008
In loving memory of Mr. Mittens who was adopted as First Lady (turns out she was a he). Adopted late in life we had four wonderful years together. He passed away on June 14, 2008. Constantly fighting a thyroid condition, he lived life large and showered love on anyone he met. Since he passed on, there is a hole in my heart and in our home. I am grateful for having had Mr. Mittens in my life. My life was richer because of him. Rest in peace my little one.

John Cunningham

Peter Ulysses Moore - Feb 11 2006 - May 14 2008
This is my little fella, PETER, who I adopted from QAS as JUSTIN. He came down with a urinary blockage, and he was in a lot of pain. I just lost him in May, and the house feels empty without him. He had a great 2 years with me, and I am sad that he is gone. Here he is where he loved to sleep and was his happiest, the bathroom sink.

Daniel Moore

I just wanted to send a picture of Stella to you to post up on the website. The house hasn't quite been the same with her gone. Although she was only with us for 6 months, she quickly became part of the family. She put up a good fight and she'll be greatly missed. Thanks again for the opportunity to take her into our home.

Jonathan & Maegan Bonner

In loving memory of Fred (my darling greyhound and companion) Born September 1997 - died of Kidney Failure May 2008 - We miss you and you will always have a place in our heart. All our love,

Steve & Joanne Sullivan

Klondike was my little man, a rescue boy who never ceased to amaze me how strong and loving he was. I think Klondike realized I saved him from a life of cruelty and paid me back daily with pure love and affection. However, I am the one who has an undying gratitude as I think he rescued me (lol). When Klondike required open heart surgery, Angell Memorial called me to say he was up and about that he was the first Boston Terrier ever to howl like a wolf for his mommy. I had to go get him the following day (normally a 4-5 day stay) because he was sooo homesick. When my boy came down with cancer he never whimpered or cried, complained or slowed down. He never left my side until he had to cross the Bridge. Klondike's brothers, Champ and Red are also Boston Terrier rescues and we will always remember what a sweet and special boy he was.

Katherine Muncey

Tragically taken from his loving family on 12/28/07 at the age of six. You were such a good boy. You were so loving and kind, the best dog in the world! You will live in our hearts forever. We love and miss you Bowie!

Always, Mom, Dad, Bryan, Meagan, Emily, Matthew, Auntie Cheryl, Uncle Wally, Nana and Chloe'

In Memory of Cassidy, Beloved Shepherd of Dr. Cheryl Ewing - You will always be forever in our hearts...

Love - Jim, Sandy, Jeremy and Jared

POOKIE - September 28th, 2007
In loving memory of our precious POOKIE - Thank You for the wonderful 14 years with our family. We will miss you, "Pooka" - you will always be our Pookie and forever in our hearts.

Love - Mom, Dad, Sami, Eric & Tyler

BUBBALOO - July 26th, 2007
In October of 2006 we adopted Bubba from the QAS. Bubba was an older cat and he was at the Shelter because his previous owner had passed away. As soon as we opened the cage he climbed right up onto Kristen's lap then onto her chest and he placed his paws over her shoulder and he started purring the loudest purr either of us had ever heard. We were "sold"! Shortly after bringing him home the odd little wart on his head went away and he got along quite well with our other cat Zoe. Unfortunately in May of 2007 we noticed that is stomach was getting bigger and bigger. We brought him to the VCA in Weymouth and found out he had cancer that basically had no treatment options. We spoiled him like crazy for the last two months of his life and as sick as he was he never lost his desire to purr... Although he was only with us for a very short time, he seemed quite happy and we loved having him in our home.

Dave and Kristen

Caesar, Calvin, Clarissa, Clara and Carley
In loving memory of Caesar, Calvin, Clarissa, Clara and Carley. Taken way too soon by a virus while in foster care. "Pumpkins", you were without a doubt the sweetest litter we ever fostered, and we are completely heartbroken by your loss. You were only on this Earth for a very short time, but boy did you bring great joy to our family. You all seemed so happy healthy and full of life until the last two days, so we hope we brought you joy in your short lifetime as well. Caesar and Carley, you were already loved by two other families, that had filled out applications for you...they miss you as well...and Calvin, Clarissa and Clara we know that you would have found wonderful forever homes as well. Rest in peace, Sweethearts...we loved you. We will never forget your sweet faces.

Love, Cheryl & Wally, your foster Mom & Dad

SHELBEY - JULY 27th, 2007
Shelbey's happy journey in life ended on July 27, 2007.
She was a very special dog.
She was diagnosed with diabetes are the tender age of three.
She did not let her illness ruin her life.
She made just about everyone smile and happy.
That was her gift in life.
She would have been 12 years old this September.
She will be missed very much.


LUCKY - JUNE 28th, 2007
We just wanted to let you know that we had to put Lucky down last week.

We adopted her form the Quincy Animal Shelter almost 2 1/2 years ago. She had been at the Shelter for almost 9 months, and no one wanted her because of her medical condition and her age. My wife Maegan and I adopted her and we couldn't have been happier having her as part of our family for the last few years. She was a wonderful dog and she will be greatly missed.

- Jonathan Bonner

KNUCKLES - MAY 7th, 2007
Knuckles passed away on May 7th, 2007.
He was 15 years old.
We will love him and will miss him always.
He was our "Fatty Kitty", our "Little Bubbas", "Mr. Kittles"...
- Chris, Michelle, Christopher, Michael, and Tina

TRINITY - Sept. 7th, 2006
We would like to inform you of Trinity's passing. We adopted Trinity from your shelter in October of 2002 when she was just 3 months old. Trinity moved all the way across the country to Draper, Utah in 2004. She passed away on September 7th, 2006 from non-regenerative anemia brought on by Hemobartonella. Trinity was the brightest light in our lives. She was our "Wubby" and we will miss and love her forever. She will be laid to rest at 'Angels Rest' at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. We wanted to let everyone at the Shelter know and wanted to thank you for all the work you do there, and for bringing Trinity into our lives even for such a short period of time. Thanks again and God bless, - Meg & Drew Card

MARIO - 7/12/02 - 12/16/05
In Memory of Mario "Kitty Boy" Luigi Sullivan, survived by his parents and two siblings, who succumbed to an autoimmune disease, immune- mediated thrombocytopenia. Though he fought his best against this disease that onsets suddenly, the outcome is almost always the same, and Mario's vivacious six pound body was just no match. Although loved by all in my family, Mario was the #1 man in my life. There was no one he would not defy to get to me, no risk he would not take to be in my arms; the little guy thought I gave birth to him, and he was more than "just a dog" to me; he loved me unconditionally, and he knew I felt the same for him. He was a character so full of energy that it was a rare occasion when anyone saw him sleeping or sitting still for more than a minute, and ready to play anytime (sometimes at three in the morning). While no words or actions can ever take away the void in my heart he leaves behind, Mario had such a zest for life that he would want to make sure that no one else that loves a dog the way I loved him should be denied a dog for lack of ability to pay, or should have to watch their dog suffer and die needlessly if there be a cure. Please accept this donation in memory of my Mario and use it in the way most needed at the Shelter. - Christine M. Sullivan

Keesha passed away on October 27, 2005 after 14 years of living with his beloved family. He was an unbelieveable dog. He never gave up even when he was having trouble with his elderly problems! He brought many smiles to many faces but most of all to our family! We miss you and We love you Keesha! - Love, Erin Diane and Bill

Mr. Gucci-Bob Kooky-Pants 4-23-99 to 11-14-2005
Bob was a frequent flyer at the Shelter but his home will always be here with us. We love you and miss you. - Jen and Cory

Henry passed away on August 5th, 2005. He was 15 years old. He is missed by us and his brother Ziggy. You couldn't ask for a better cat. He was Awesome!! - Love, Tish and Kathy

My poor little Dutch boy, life is so unfair, but you touched my heart and I'll never forget you... In Loving Memory of Dutch and all of the millions of dogs who's lives have ended in a Shelter due to human ignorance, neglect, or cruelty. - Love, Maija and all of the Staff and Volunteers who's lives you touched

In loving memory of our Tamara, who passed away on July 11th, 2005, just shy of her 22nd birthday. We will never forget you. You were a great friend and we will miss you dearly. Rest in peace baby. - Love, Cheryl, Wally and Nana

In memory of our cat we had for 17 1/2 years. He passed away on May 3rd, 2005. We are going to miss him. - Sadly missed, Kim, Eddie and Lauren M.

My dog Tatum was the best dog ever. I had her for 14 wonderful years and I will never forget her. She passed away on February 19th, 2005. - Jen R.

MINKY 7/16/85 - 11/19/04
Minky was the best cat ever, always ready for a lap (or shoulder). She was spoiled rotten for 19 years, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We miss you, kitty!