In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Sunny

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In Loving Memory of Sunny

RIP sweet Sunny. We sadly lost sweet Sunny yesterday. After developing a URI he became very ill with an unknown heart condition and over the past week the doctors were unable to keep the fluid from building up around his poor heart and he just couldn’t go anymore. He will be missed by his fosters and most of all his brother Tigger, as they were so...

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Tigger

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Tigger

Tigger DMH Maine Coon 1 Year old Male   Tigger came to us when his owner passed away.  He loves his brother Sunny and his friend Sugar Baby.  We know it is too much to ask for anyone to take three, but we would like for Sunny and Tigger to be adopted together.  They love each other very much and take good care of each other.  Tigger is your typical Maine Coon personality.  He hates small spaces, he loves to walk around and be social.  He loves playing with everything and loves people most of all.  He a lap cat, playful, loving and social all rolled up in a bundle of orange fluffy fur.  He enjoys being brushed and was well loved and cared for by his previous owner.  So make a date today to come out and meet this sweet boy and you will have made a best friend for life! SNAP Recommends Like all SNAP pets, Tigger is neutered, up to date on shots and vaccinations, and micro-chipped. And ready to meet you at one of our adoption centers or by special appointment. If you are interested in finding out more about Tigger, fostering or adoption, please email us at adoptions@snap2it.org. You can also apply for adoption online. Preview all our available cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Learn more about volunteering with SNAP or please feel welcome to drop by one of our area PetSmart and Petco adoption centers. SNAP is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization dedicated to spay and neutering programs, rescues and adoptions for Atlanta-area pets. See more about us here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on SNAP people, pets and adoption news. First posted February 23, 2015....

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Remembering Bonnie Sanders, Animal Lover, Friend & Giver

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Remembering Bonnie Sanders, Animal Lover, Friend & Giver

On behalf of her family and loved ones we fondly remember Bonnie Sanders, who departed this life in late January of this year. An Ohio native, Bonnie called Atlanta  “home” for many years. For the last 15, Bonnie was part of the family at Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals, where she was, “the matriarch of our front office, offering support and encouragement to our patients as well as our doctors,
therapists and co-workers for the past 15 years.” Bonnie 
was a bright light in a dark world and will be remembered for the smiles she
 brought to people’s faces. She was known for her sense of humor, youthful
 spirit, and generosity. She was always an encourager, a giver, and a lover 
of people. And of course, a lover of animals. Bonnie was particularly fond of dogs, birds, and turtles. In an act of overwhelming generosity and compassion, Bonnie’s loved ones have asked that instead of mourning Bonnie in death, we support the things she loved in life: compassionate, loving, humane treatment and care of animals. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Remembering Bonnie Sander’s Fund with all proceeds going to the no-kill animal shelter, SNAP. To make your tax-deductible donation in Bonnie’s memory, simply click on the button that depicts Bonnie and her favorite four-legged friend. SNAP thanks Bonnie’s loved ones for remembering the animals we work to protect in your time of grief. The donations made in Bonnie’s name will be put to good use, and we like knowing one more animal lover is cheering us on from...

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Remembering an Animal Lover’s Hero

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Remembering an Animal Lover’s Hero

  The animals of our world can never have too many friends. William Boettcher was not just an advocate for man’s best friend, but for all living creatures.  William, a pilot and a carpenter, devoted much of his free time to activities such as advocating for spay and neuter programs, educating the public about the issues surrounding feral animal populations, and participating in fundraisers for different organizations.  One friend described William this way: “Nothing was ever too much effort for William when it came to helping animals, or the weak and less fortunate.  He was a kind and gentle man.  He never walked away, and he never turned his back.” Rescuing a litter of abandoned kittens (shown above using William for climbing practice) was William’s last animal rescue project before he passed away early in 2012. William piloted many flights for skydivers.  In the gallery below, you’ll see photos of a memorial jump in William’s honor, where his wife, closest friends and loved ones scattered his ashes.  Note the Memorial teddy bears; they are made from William’s sky dive jump suit. In memorial, SNAP volunteer Catherine Cooper sponsored the refitting of two stalls in SNAP’s feral housing barn in William’s honor.   It’s funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?  -Elenor H....

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In Loving Memory of Day Day

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In Loving Memory of Day Day

Day Day was rescued from Sonic on Highway 5 in Georgia.  He had a broken femur.  After trying for two months to get him into a trap, with the help of another animal lover and her family, we finally succeeded – sadly, not before Day Day had been hit by a car.  I explained to the vet, Dr. Wilson, that I didn’t believe this poor cat was feral at all because he was used to being spoken to by everyone at Sonic. We held a fund raiser to pay for Day Day’s surgeries.  He had to stay in the cage for 6 weeks while he healed, and he just purred up a storm.  Day Day was a total love bug.  He drooled when you loved on him and just thanked me every day for taking care of him.  We estimated his date of birth to be September 2008. OUR PRAYER FOR DAY DAY HAVE YOU A PET IN HEAVEN, LORD?IS THERE ROOM FOR JUST ONE MORE?CAUSE MY PRECIOUS FRIEND DIED TODAY;HE’LL BE WAITING AT YOUR DOORPLEASE TAKE HIM INTO HEAVEN, LORDAND KEEP HIM THERE FOR ME. JUST FEED HIM, PET HIM, AND LOVE HIM LORD. THAT’S ALL HE’LL ASK OF...

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In Loving Memory of Kenyon

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In Loving Memory of Kenyon

In loving memory of Kenyon, our brown tabby companion of 15 years. He gave much joy and love and will be dearly missed. Love,...

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In loving memory of Ann Bryne

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In loving memory of Ann Bryne

Ann was born on January 25, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas, but lived most of her life in the Atlanta area. She graduated from Georgia Southern College, and later got her Masters Degree in Social Work. Ann worked for many years in the social services industry, and was employed by Magellan Health Services at the time of her death. Survivors include her children Molly and Greta. She had 2 cats that were listed in her obit as “her children”. We were able to find them a great home. Ann would be...

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This Little Weenie Dog and Me (by Kyla Jones, SNAP Founder)

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This Little Weenie Dog and Me (by Kyla Jones, SNAP Founder)

A few weeks ago, I went to the barn to place a cat that we had trapped.  And low and behold I found a cute little weenie dog.  We named him Red Barron, but he is so special, you see, that we added a THE…. If The Red Barron could talk what story would he tell? Here is what I think he would say! I was once loved and cared for and then one day I ended up in a cage.  What a strange place to be!  Not near a fire or any of my toys to be with me…. What happened to me? I got lucky you see, because someone took me from that cage back to a home, with a bed and toys again.  Then I went to see a very nice doctor you see.  I had these little bumps on my rump and she neutered me.  You see,The Red Barron may not have long to be with me. But he is no longer wondering about you, his true family that will see him through to the end! Never to leave him in a strange place to be cold and lonely and wonder what he had done to be shunned! With prayers we send this out to the world to see that The Red Barron is loving life and will be loved till the end with warmth and family and toys!  Be kind to your fellow furry friend because wouldn’t you hate to come back and be treated like him?  They didn’t ask to be born, they didn’t ask to be breed, they depended on you for food and warmth and in return they give you unconditional love to the end. The Red Barron lived happily with Kyla and her family until 2011, when he passed away from...

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In loving memory of Bobby and Gwen Adams

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In loving memory of Bobby and Gwen Adams

You are both dearly missed and you both spent tireless hours saving animals in Georgia! Your work was appreciated and everlasting. With Love!...

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In memory of Bonnie 1989-2010

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In memory of Bonnie 1989-2010

My Dearest Bonnie, You were with me for 21 years and I couldn’t have asked for a better friend to experience all of my life’s highs and lows with. You were always there for me even when I took you for granted. I feel like part of me is gone without you. We had a good long run my friend. Words cannot express the sorrow, loss and emptiness I now feel. I miss you so much. Love,...

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In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Dowden

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In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Dowden

On 9-22-2010 this female pitt was found wondering the streets. She led a volunteer to her puppies and the family willingly gave them up to SNAP-2 IT. The puppies all found wonderful homes. In your honor, Laurie has given this mommy a gift of being spayed for Christmas. She will never have puppies again! She is now very...

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