Our Lovely Dee
The princess of National Tiger Sanctuary passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 after a battle with liver cancer. We were fortunate that Dee maintained normal behavior and consumed several pounds of food per day for many weeks in the beginning of her fight. Near the end, her consumption started to decline further, and we knew it was time to let her go. A decision to help an animal pass is the hardest choice we ever have to make, but we know that it is better for them to go peacefully than to suffer. Even though Dee's cancer was not treatable, we were grateful for those last few weeks with her to prepare for goodbye. We made sure to buy her favorite foods (pork steaks, filet mignon, and chicken legs), and we reminded her how much we loved and cared for her. She was in the company of those who loved her when she peacefully passed away.
Dee will be fondly remembered for her loving spirit and striking beauty. She will live in our hearts forever and inspire us to continue making the world a better place for animals in 2017.
"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened."