Milo's Tribute & Memorial fund supports the care of our most vulnerable special needs cats. Donations are made to honor our loved ones, both animal and human. To make a donation, visit our Tribute & Memorial Donation page. Our eternal thanks and wishes of peace to those honored on this page.
Misfit Misfit was the best cat I could have ever asked for. He came to us as a senior stray that we took care of until I was able to move out and take him with. He only blessed us with 5 short months of loving in our home before becoming ill (he had a tumor in his mouth that prevented him from eating and drinking) but during that time frame he provided us with laughs, and love. He was an amazing cat and I will always love him and cherish the memories I had with him. I know he is up in kitty heaven waiting for me to walk the rainbow bridge and join him but until then he is happy and nothing hurt him anymore.
Everyone has their special guy that comes along just once in a lifetime. Jake was that guy for us. He was gentle, intelligent, very affectionate and always so aware of what was going on around him. He had a certain Zen quality that attracted people and other cats alike to him. He would often look at you in a way that was at the same time both affectionate and prescient. He left us just over a year ago and we miss him terribly. It is still hard to write about him. We will never forget his wonderful spirit.
Nelson will always be my baby boy and a complete legend, he helped me through some tough times, always loved a cuddle, and of course the essential nap. I love him even though he’s no longer here and when I think of him and his little ways, it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Nap well up there my friend, you will never stop being loved and will never be forgotten.
Long ago, I felt that Vinny was connected to my soul. We had a bond that was incredible. He was a very emotionally intuitive cat and has been with me through the happiest and saddest points in my life. Naturally, my soul and heart ache for him. I still feel his presence but it’s so much more empty without him. A few years ago, I had a portrait of him tattooed on my back where he would always lay at night. This way I will carry him always and he will always be watching over me. He was truly the best friend I could have ever asked for. 15 years wasn’t long enough.
My sweet Pouncer was my first cat. He was very special and very loyal to me. He was an amazing companion and helped me through some very difficult times. He “got” me in a way none of my other cats have. He passed on Memorial Day in 2017; only 10 years old. I still think about him every day. He was such an amazing cat. I miss you, my sweet boy.
Coco was my soulmate. She weathered many illnesses, including going blind. She was always my little sweet loving girl. All 5 lbs of her fought through each illness. This last one, she couldn't hold on anymore. I only had her 10 years as she was a rescue from a hoarder situation. Best 10 years of my life. RIP, my snuggle bunny. I love you forever.
Mona adopted Thor in 2013 and the pair were inseparable ever since. Thor loved to cuddle up for a good nap on his special blankets, and had a beautifully distinct and croaky meow, never hesitating to let you know his thoughts. He had a discerning palate and enjoyed brothy tuna water and treats, as well as grazing on kibble and tapping the water in his bowl to make sure it was juuuust right. Mona lovingly took care of Thor through the best years of his life and into his seniority, and both enjoyed many happy and fun times from Boston to New Haven and everywhere in between. Thor is so loved by many, and he will be missed, but we know he is at peace enjoying his favorite sunny window. We are happy to donate to Milo’s Legacy Fund in his memory.
Cruikshanks went by many nicknames- “Cruiks,” “Cruikies,”Mr.Cruikies,” and “Cookies.” I adopted him as an elderly fellow who was abandoned at a shelter by his family who didn’t want him anymore. He was also special needs because he had a multitude of health issues; however, you would have never known because he was the happiest guy around. Although his heath deteriorated and he had issues walking, he did not care- as long as he had kisses, a comfy bed and heating pad, snacks, and his friends - he was as happy as can be. He was my love and my sunshine, my heart. Now he’s gone, there is a big hole in my daily life and my other cats miss him too- I love him so much and will always miss him, but I know we will all see him again one day.
Loki left us just after Christmas. He was a very goofy and friendly little man. It took him a few years to learn his siblings Miss Wena and Pug (short for Pugnacious) couldn't play as long as he wanted to and learned to alternate between them. He was our beloved derpy little man who was diagnosed with cancer just two months before he left. We still miss him 'elaphanting' down the stairs after being called.
My boy Sammy. Left this earth 05/01/2019, at 16. Rest in peace buddy. Thank you for getting me though the 2010’s. This decade isn’t gonna be easy without you, but I know you’d want me to keep going □ you were the coolest cat I’ve ever known, everyone who met you loved you so much. I feel so lucky to have been your owner. I love you, baby boy □ You’ll forever be in my heart, and now you and Micky can finally be together again.
I got Keebler as a rescue when he was 7 years old. His family no longer wanted him because their other cat didn't get along with him. I had the privilege to love him and be loved by him for 6 years before he passed in August of 2019. What a beautiful and loving soul he was. I got breast cancer in 2015 and again in 2019 and he was such a great comfort to me. I don't think I would have made it through the chemo if it wasn't for him. He never left my side. All he wanted was to love and be loved. I miss him dearly and I will never forget that little face. I will always love him.
This donation is in memory of my 78 year old mom, Judy Siettmann, who passed away in May 2019 after a 3 year battle with advanced heart and kidney disease - and her beloved special needs pup, Mikki (photo attached). 15 years earlier, my parents adopted Mikki from a local shelter and found out soon thereafter that she was blind and had chronic colitis, among other health issues. Despite her limitations, that sweet pup quickly adapted and absolutely adored my mom, providing her and my dad with many years of love and companionship. My mom never made it home from her last visit to the hospital but she had a framed picture of Mikki beside her bed during her last few days. The day following my mom’s funeral, Mikki passed away quietly in her sleep - a truly heartbreaking ending for all of us. But we’d like to believe that Mikki left us so my mom wouldn’t be alone on the other side and they are now reunited and watch over us in spirit.
I miss you every day, Milo. You were so important to me and you always knew how to cheer me up. From playing fetch with plastic bottle caps, to the way to slept. You were so funny all of the time. You had such a cheeky face, which meant you got everything you wanted. You would steal food, break things, and help yourself to the bags of treats, but somehow you always got away with it. There is never a moment that I don't think of you, and your photo is on my wall reminding me that you're always here with me. I love you, Milo.
Cleo & Hannah " There was just something so wise in their beautiful green eyes. Something so all knowing. They brought comfort, happiness, and joy even when you didn’t believe there was any to be had. Their fur soaked up many tears, and their ears listened to many secrets. Through it all, they gave love. So much love. And when they left us, a piece of us went with them. But in spite of the devastating pain and loss we felt at their passing, we would do it again just to be surrounded by their specialness and their love for another seventeen years. We love you girls. Forever."
Luke was such a sweet and handsome boy, and we loved him dearly. He was a lover of boxes, snuggles, belly rubs, and “field trips” to the back yard. He had a favorite toy, a fuzzy dog bone, that he would carry around the house. He was in our family for 12 years, and his abrupt absence is heavy for all of us.
In honor of my girl, July, who gave me everything I ever wanted in a cat. I thought we were rescuing her when we took her in from outside, but in the end she was the one who rescued us. She was the best cat, our little angel, and she is very dearly missed. Love her to the Moon and back. The best way I can think of to honor her is to donate to help rescue other cats.
In memory of Freddie. You were a senior homeless boy with many health issues when you came to my home. I miss your toothless yawn, biscuit making business and lap naps. Although you were only with me a couple years, the love you gave me will last a lifetime. What a tough little trooper you were and you taught me to "solider on" no matter what happens in life. I miss you dearly, Freddie.
For the sweetest, funniest, most lovable boy - our beautiful Butterscotch. As a neighborhood TNR, you found your way to our doorstep. Thank you for choosing us! Butter, you changed our lives forever. We miss you every minute of every day! You are always in our hearts and we know you’d want us to help other kitties like you! Love you xoxo
Kitty was such a blessing to our family and we feel so honored for every day we had with him. My partner in crime, my constant companion, my playful harasser, and friend to our dogs, our guard kitten, and sweet friend to all. Your time was too short and my heart will forever remember you and forever be broken at the same time. We love you so much and will continue to rescue other kitties and donate in your memory.
For a sweet tiny black kitten born to a feral mom. This donation, I think, will help me process my own grief and hopefully help others like her mother that deserve love and long, healthy lives - free from having litter after litter. Mehrune’s time here was short, but her impact was larger than life. Love you always.
Toffee, you were the greatest gift life could have ever given to me. Your unconditional love taught me so much. Your company was always comforting and I miss your “smoker’s meow” more than I can articulate. From the first time I met you, and you insisted I take you home from the shelter, to holding you at the vet in your last moments, every second I spent with you was the very best time of my life. You kept me alive, and I mean that. I don’t think I could have asked for a better friend. I love you, Toffee.
My sweet prince, your little family misses you so much. Meeting you made me fall in love with working in cat rescue; bringing you home was such a huge blessing. Most days, I still can't believe you are gone, but please know you are in our hearts forever. We will continue to help kitties with rough pasts just like you, because we know that is what you would want. You always wanted to be friends with everyone and made them feel welcome. Thank you for touching our souls, warming our hearts, and letting us love you, Pumpkin.
Gus Gus has crossed the Rainbow Bridge far too soon. Behind those beautiful eyes and leading man good looks, he was a true original and a force to be reckoned with. He was a big cat with a big purrsonality. He was never at a loss for words and had a gift for song and music. Ask any Pomeranian, and they’ll say he was one cool cat. Our hearts go out to his humom, Linda. She adopted Gus after he had been passed over for several years in a shelter. How anyone didn’t scoop him up sooner is baffling. We will never ever forget you, King Gus.
To my special guy: you had no time for the Times, and with your snow-white paws and beautiful green eyes you did the impossible: you taught me that it was ok to slow down. A hard lesson that would soon be unavoidable; baby boy, you rescued ME and started me down this new path and when you saw that I was off to a good start we parted...for now...Miss you, Skippy