Anakin
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FROM RaeAnna V Saks
October 2019

How unfair that a seemingly healthy and happy young cat suddenly has a heart attack and dies.

Cat Anakin

It has taken me since Friday afternoon to be able to post this. I am still in shock.

"Sad" doesn't cover it. Precious, wonderful, funny, loving Anakin has died. He would've been three years old in December. I found him on Friday lying under the couch in a pool of blood at his head, with no wounds anywhere on his body.

Our vet feels that he suffered from cardiomyopathy and had a fatal heart attack, and that the blood came from his trachea.

I don't understand any of this. All I know is I took Anakin and his sister, Scarlet, from Sumter County death row in December, 2017. Scarlet was adopted; Anakin stayed at the Sanctuary and was happy, very active and healthy... until this.

I KNOW no one gets out of here alive, but how unfair that a seemingly healthy and happy young cat suddenly has a heart attack and dies.

I will always carry you in my heart, sweet Anakin.


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