Companion Animal Memorials
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Sparky Ernie Tanzer (1998-2015)

"Many of you were so kind, with wishes and support in 2013, when Sparky, then fifteen, was having two ACL surgeries. That meant so much to both of us at the time. So I wanted to let you know now, that Sparky had a glorious year and a half after that, hanging on to life fiercely and beautifully. But now at sixteen and a half, beset by many medical problems, it was his time to go.  He was euthanized last Saturday--euthansia in the true and kind meaning of the word, not as the euphemism for the immoral killing that we see all around us--and he is now resting in peace.

"Sparky was a truly extraordinary dog, and he will live in my heart forever. His feline brother Garfunkel and feline sister Simone will miss him deeply.  Thank you all for your caring and love."

Deborah Tanzer

Sparky Tanzer
Sparky Ernie Tanzer

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