ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, LAD The World's Collie, born on July 4th, 2013 and passed away on June 10, 2014. We will remember him forever.

LAD suffered abuse by his owner at 7 months old in a horrific manner and was dropped in a ditch left to die....4 months he bravely fought to win his fate with help from Blue Pearl, The Arrow Fund & UC Davis but God called him home.

LIVE LOVE LAD

Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on July 4, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday sweet Lad. Love always ❤
Posted by Mary LaValley on July 4, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday dearest Lad. Your legacy lives on as slow small steps are made to protect children and animals from cruelty. We see you in the rainbow and every child’s smile.
Posted by wendy gagne on July 4, 2021
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY my sweet precious LAD.
I love you as much today, if not more, than i did from the start. LAD i hold you tightly in my heart, today, tomorrow and always...
Love you to the moon and back❤❤❤
Posted by Ann Bowman on July 4, 2021
Happy Birthday sweet, gallant boy. I will love you forever.❤️
Forever loved.
Forever missed.
Forever our Lad.
Posted by Ann Bowman on June 10, 2021
My dear, sweet, beautiful boy. I am so sorry for what you went through but so thankful you were surrounded by love and compassion throughout your treatment and passing. You were so full of joy, so forgiving and loving even though it was a human who wounded you so cold and cruelly. May we all learn from your example. We carry on for you and in your name Lad as we continue to fight for the others that still suffer at the hands of evil. I love you so much Lad, you are forever in my heart.❤️
Posted by Mary LaValley on June 10, 2021
It’s your 7th Rainbow Anniversary. We miss you and think of you often.
Posted by Carole Sainte Marie on June 10, 2021
Dear Lad, as you see, you still live in our hearts. 
I realize you would be only 8 years old in this year 2021. What food, sniffs, plays and love could you have experienced during this time that was stolen from you? We will never know exactly, of course, although they would have been the best possible under the circumstances.
Run free, whole and painless in a field filled with sheep and other animals, namely those we lost and might be playing with you, all of you united by the love we had for you and them.
Posted by Sue Hoch on June 10, 2021
Dear sweet Lad, 7 years ago you left us for a better place. You took a piece of all our hearts with you. Thank you for watching over us
Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on June 10, 2021
Love you forever sweet Lad ❤
Posted by Lene' Haney on June 10, 2021
You will always be loved, precious boy. I know you are waiting in Heaven.
Posted by Christine Koning on June 10, 2021
Sweet, sweet Lad, I wil always love you......you will be always in my heart....
LIVE, LOVE, LAD.......
Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on June 4, 2021
Always in our hearts. Your spirit lives on.
Live Love Lad
Posted by Sue Hoch on June 4, 2021
Dear sweet Lad, I am so sorry you suffered so much at the hands of evil before you found love. You were taken much too young but you are the world’s inspiration and beacon of hope. Rest easy, run free and know that you are and always will be loved more than you will ever know ❤️
Posted by Elaine Rodriguez on June 4, 2021
Sweet Laddie..
I am so sorry how you suffered at the hands of such evil. . You are so loved and so missed.
No more pain Laddie.
Just peace and love.

Remembering you forever,
Elaine with Lady and Colt
Posted by Mary LaValley on June 2, 2021
You are remembered daily sweet puppy Lad.
Posted by Ann Bowman on June 1, 2021
Time passes... you would have been 8 this July. You are forever in my heart dear, beautiful, gallant Lad.❤️
Posted by wendy gagne on May 31, 2021
Well Lad...i am truly sorry i will miss your online groups memorial this year especially in my LAD: never just a dog group but the powers of control has taken me down....
I hope your spirit knows i have not, nor could i ever, forgot/forget you. You have been my savior thru n thru in more than one incident but im afraid this time theres nothing that will help overcome this.

You are and always will be a part of me. You will always be held close in my heart. I look at your photo every day that hangs on my wall and feel a peace...im sure it must be the type of peace your spirit has bcuz its different than my normal feeling of peace. Your paw print and your bib still adorn my headboard where i can reach out and touch at anytime, especially in time of need. You are always close by for me in one way or the other.

Physically you have moved on but forever in my heart you live, always and forever to be my hero....7 years now and i still draw upon the strength and determination you showed. I love you dearly sweet LAD, always and forever to use Rebeccas phrase "LIVE LOVE LAD" and i want to say thank you, thank you for reminding me on soooo many occasions that having determination is a huge part of moving forward no matter what.
Go run as free as the wind in your heavenly after life as much as you want. There will be one day (God willing) that i will SYOTOS....❤❤❤
Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on July 8, 2020
Happy Heavenly Birthday handsome Lad. Love you now and always.
Posted by Mary LaValley on July 5, 2020
Gone too soon. You are loved and remembered always.
Posted by Ann Bowman on July 5, 2020
Happy Birthday sweet boy. Independence Day suits you well. Love you forever Lad.❤️
Posted by Sue Hoch on July 4, 2020
Happy Birthday sweet, sweet Lad! We celebrate your birthday today and your life every day! You brought a world together. I hope you have a wonderful day playing with your friends today and I know there will be doggie cake and ice cream later. I love you Lad ❤️❤️
Posted by Carole Sainte Marie on July 4, 2020
Happy 7th Birthday in Heaven, Lad! 
I imagine you running, smelling beautiful flowers, eating divine treats, and playing with fellow doggies. In other words, I imagine you happy and whole!
Posted by Sue Hoch on June 12, 2020
Sweet, sweet Lad, not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I so wish you could have survived but God needed a brave Angel and he brought you home to watch over us. Thank you dear Lad for your forgiveness of the human race and the love you bestow upon us
Posted by Sandy Whatsoever on June 12, 2020
The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog ♡

I would have been willing to give you a wonderful home .
Run free and happy with my 2 Collie girls in heaven♡
Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on June 11, 2020
Sweet Lad, always in my thoughts and in my heart. Live Love Lad ❤
Posted by Ann Bowman on June 11, 2020
Oh Lad...our sweet gallant boy. What an impact one brave and loving little collie could have on so many in so many places of this world. From the time we first met you to now has passed too quickly. You would have been seven this year. So many had a part in trying to save your life but it was not to be...God’s ways are higher than our own. He called you Home to His side and showed us through your passing what must be done. I am glad to say in my own state that stricter laws have been passed and I know in other places here and around the world the same has happened. You did this Lad. For the love of a beautiful young collie the world has changed. If not for you nothing could have sparked the bright light you did. You brought light into the darkness of neglect and abuse and because of you laws have changed and lives have been saved. ❤️
Live❤️LoveLad
Posted by Elaine Rodriguez on June 10, 2020
You are missed Laddie so much.. and loved by so many..I’m so sorry that you had to suffer at the hands of such an evil person..... I know you’re in peace now.. I am grateful for that....
I hope to see you and my Lassie one day in
Paradise... God bless you sweet furbaby..
Posted by Christine Koning on June 10, 2020
Lieve Lad.....
Nog altijd in mijn gedachten!

Live love Lad
Posted by Carole Sainte Marie on June 10, 2020
Hello Lad, wherever you are. Thinking of your on this 6th anniversary of your passing, imagining you happy and healthy, surrounded by other animal friends and mostly, having forgiven the person who allowed your life to end well before you could really enjoy it. You are forever a good boy! Love you!  
Posted by Sue Hoch on July 4, 2019
Happy Heavenly Birthday sweet sweet Lad! Thank you for being a beacon to the beauty waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. ❤️❤️
Posted by Carole Sainte Marie on July 4, 2019
Happy Birthday in Heaven LAD!
Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on June 10, 2019
You are and will forever will be in our hearts and loved dear sweet Lad
Posted by Brenda Beyer on June 10, 2019
Oh Lad hard to believe it’s been 5 years already seems Iike yesterday
The entire world misses you & still shed tears for you
Live Love Lad sweet angel
Posted by Sue Hoch on June 10, 2019
Sweet sweet Lad, five years ago a world was praying so hard that you would win your battle and defeat all the odds by recovering. When we heard the news that you did not make it, a world cried. You have united many people who keep you alive and we remember you every day. Rest easy sweet boy, you will never be forgotten!
Posted by wendy gagne on June 10, 2019
LAD, its 5 years today your spirit carried on into the next phase of your short life....however in the hearts of many your spirit is carried every day....not a day goes by where you are not remembered, you are still loved by so many
My heart was shattered when you passed and i was even angry, but you became my enabler in soooo many ways...thru you i can do things i hadn't been able to prior....
With the gifts you gave me i keep your memory alive and i always will
Forever, LIVE LOVE LAD
Posted by Carole Sainte Marie on June 10, 2019
Five years and we are still there, thinking about you and as horrified about your misfortune as we were then. I hope your soul is healed now from all the thoughts of love you have been receiving since this fateful event. Run free, sweet LAD!
Posted by Christine Koning on June 10, 2019
Dear Lad...this day, 29 years ago, my father died....the same day you died. It is the time of the peony's...they grow in my garden in memory of my father and you, Lad. This time of year my house is filled with peony's in remembrance of you two.....Live love Lad....Live love Dad......
Posted by Ann Bowman on June 10, 2019
Five years....you’d be so big today, your rough coat so full and golden. So many people love you, so many people wanted to save you, so many tried. Funny how life works out...it is you who have saved so many and continue to. In your death you became an ambassador for the abused and neglected. You humbled so many of us with your unconditional love and forgiveness, your joy. You embraced your brief life with such gusto. Leaving the cruelty and pain you experienced behind. Wagging your plumed tail and playfully bowing in an effort to entice one of your new humans to join in. Despite everything, you trusted. We certainly have learned many things from you Lad. Loving unconditionally, forgiving, trusting, playing....fighting to save others like you, to educate, to change laws, to inform others. We still hold your banner high after five years. You will always be held in our hearts. We will continue to fight abuse and neglect for as long as we live. We will do good, we will fight on in your memory, in your name. We still share the story, your story and always will.
        LiveLove❤️Lad
Posted by Kay Collins on July 5, 2018
R.I.P LAD
Posted by Ann Bowman on July 4, 2018
Dear Lad, when I think of you precious boy, so many words come to mind....beautiful, young, brave, forgiving, unconditional love, determination, sweet, joyful, playful....an indomitable spirit, a brilliant light, a force for change. Lad, you’re eternal because you united people all over the world. It was love Lad...love for you that brought us together and we will not forget you.
Posted by Mary LaValley on July 4, 2018
Your short life inspired so many of us and led to a caring community committed to justice for all of the voiceless. Forever grateful and ever loving.
Posted by Sue Hoch on July 4, 2018
Dear sweet Lad, it’s so hard to believe it’s been 4 years since you left us. You fought a galllant fight and continue to be an inspiration to us all. Thank you for watching over us from the Rainbow Bridge ❤️
Posted by Christine Koning on July 4, 2018
Sweet sweet Lad....you're gone but not forgotten...we will never forget you, dear Lad! You still are an example of love, much love! You still are in my mind....every day..... I will always love you!
Posted by wendy gagne on April 1, 2018
LAD, dear sweet lovable loving LAD. The tears still often come when i think of you but not all of them are painful. You gave me so much and never knew how your exsistance affected me. It was you who showed the way, the light outta my deep dark place. You became a huge part of me even before i truly knew it. And LAD, i can never be thankful enuff for you giving me back my exsistance, but i will always keep your memory, your spirit, your live and your trust alive.
And today LAD, i place.this flower as a token of my admiration, love and gratitude to your for lifting me up from my battered monstrousity of darkness. SYOTOS one day sweet precious LAD. All my love LIVE LOVE LAD....
Happy Easter in heaven LAD
Posted by JoAnn Griffith on March 29, 2018
Our sweet boy, I fell in love with you the moment I seen your picture.
I just want to say “thank you” for bringing so many of us together.
The courage you showed was beyond measure. You will forever be in my heart! I Love You Sweet Angel!
Posted by Lorraine St Clair on March 29, 2018
Sorry I didn't get to meet you, dear Lad, but I know so many people who miss you terribly. I am so sorry you had to suffer.
Posted by wendy gagne on March 28, 2018
Today is "Light A Candle For Lad" day....
LAD there isnt a day that goes by where i havent thought of you. Ypu are and always will be in my heart. Thank you for being a part.of me in ways so many will never understand..... love you little guy
Posted by Chris Lebiedz on March 4, 2018
Lad you are forever loved, forever missed....
You are what life should be....pure love.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Sue Lund on March 3, 2018
Such a sweet, innocent young collie, who died way too young! The victim of anger and alcohol - still prevalent in today’s world. Lad, help everyone, with God’s Grace, to have compassion in their heart! ❤️
Posted by Carole Sainte Marie on July 6, 2017
Born on July 4th, on a day of celebration, it would have been great if you would have lived a life of joy and nice experiences. Your fate was found at the other end of the spectrum, and love towards you came very late, and through unexpected ways. Hope you enjoyed the happiest July 4th ever in the garden of God
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Posted by Lori-ann ELsey on July 4, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday sweet Lad. Love always ❤
Posted by Mary LaValley on July 4, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday dearest Lad. Your legacy lives on as slow small steps are made to protect children and animals from cruelty. We see you in the rainbow and every child’s smile.
Posted by wendy gagne on July 4, 2021
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY my sweet precious LAD.
I love you as much today, if not more, than i did from the start. LAD i hold you tightly in my heart, today, tomorrow and always...
Love you to the moon and back❤❤❤
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Shared by Lori-ann ELsey on July 4, 2018

Dear Lad. You will forever be in our hearts. May your sweet spirit live on. Love you Lad

The Bench

Shared by Amber Hendershot-Nordin on April 18, 2017

Does anyone know where this bench is placed @ on The Arrow Fund's grounds?

A PUP WHO UNITED A WORLD

Shared by wendy gagne on July 19, 2016

Feb 2014 The Arrow Fund of Ky got a call of a collie who needed immediate help due to being in dire condition. 

LAD had been shot in the face & dropped off in a ditch left to die. However, for days he managed to hold on was found and taken in by The Arrow Fund who helps all the severely abused, tortured & neglected animals.

LAD managed to hang on for 4 months before he succumbed to his injuries June 10, 2014, despite all the good treatment he received from Blue Pearl of Ky & UC DAVIS of Ca.

Despite petitions, letters, phone calls made to the judge/DA/prosecution, LAD's case never made it to trial as an Alford Plea was taken 2 days before trial was to begin. 

The person responsible for this horrendous crime was the owner, in a drunken stupor & domestic situation with his partner. He ended up with 3 years probation, cant possess any firearms at this time, must submit to random testing, and IF he does no wrong his record gets expunged after the 3 years are up....

This is absolutely no justice for a young innocent defenseless puppy.....LAD touched the hearts of many and he will never be forgotten.....his spirit, his memory will forever live on.....