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'Prince "The Doober"'

by Tracy Leigh

In loving memory of Prince

Please take a moment to read, and follow the link to make donations to FFCAS.

Prince came into my life three years ago, already an old man at the age of 14 years. I was working at a veterinary clinic, and as many of us know - in working with animals, we tend to take in so many so that we can save a life.

Sadly, our time came to an end last night.

Prince was a personable black Persian, with a heart of gold - but was relinquished to Fairfax Co Animal Shelter by his owners as his medical problems had gotten too much for them to bear. Faced with the saddening reality that his funding was running out - his days were numbered, which is when I chose to take him in.

Prince was with me through a lot of changes in my life, and was a true companion to me in the short time we had with each other. Words cannot describe the fulfillment that you gain by having a pet, and the loss that you feel when they leave you. Three years just was not enough, not that I believe anytime would have felt like enough with such a wonderful pet as Prince was.

I would have never had the joy of owning such an animal if it weren’t for the work that Fairfax Co Animal Shelter provides to animals just looking for a home. The sad part is, is that there are always limitations on the funding for this organization.

In loving memory of Prince, I am asking my friends to in turn perhaps help another animal find their way home.

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is an all volunteer organization, and devoted to helping animals get placed: “Your tax-deductible donations help the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (FFCAS) provide vital support and care to animals suffering from illness, injury, neglect, abandonment or abuse. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.”

Click here for more information about making a donation.

I thank everyone for even just reading this, and if in your heart you can find a way to donate - I would be incredibly grateful.

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