Forever Fosters, SECR Alumni

Rest In Peace, Roscoe

It breaks our hearts to have to share the news with you that our sweet senior boy Roscoe left us yesterday to cross the rainbow bridge.

Roscoe joined the SECR family as a hospice foster several months ago after his 95-year-old owner passed away. One of our long-time fosters found room in her heart to take Roscoe under her wing to care for him through his own health battles – vision loss, deafness, severe anxiety and developing dementia, and what was found to be a cancerous mass on his throat.

Roscoe was already going through a lot and we knew his time with us would be limited. But, that made every day with him more special. He came to us confused about all the changes in his life, so we’re grateful to his foster for showering him with love every minute he was with her. Every tail wag and every chance to cuddle this sweet boy was a victory, and we will be forever grateful for his foster Mom to experience it all.

Sometimes, the hardest part of rescue is the most important. When we’re caring for seniors with critical conditions and see that they’re beginning to suffer, it’s our responsibility to make the tough decisions for them when they need us to. We’re thankful for Roscoe’s foster Mom and all of our hospice fosters for having this strength.

Rest in peace, Roscoe. We are grateful to you for reminding us how to extend patience, love, and understanding to all rescues and will forever have a place for you in our hearts.