ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, SPROUT THE KITTEN, born on May 1, 2016, and passed away on July 19, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Gayle Louise on May 4, 2021
Hi my sweet sprout. You will always be on my FB memorial wall. Always loved and never forgotten. Until we see each other again. I love you baby sprout
Posted by Paul Milewski on May 2, 2021
Oh little sprout how each day I think of you in some sort of way. I've done a lot of things to help the animals I have come across with you by my side to always help me along. Until we meet again. In my heart always.
Posted by Janet Feldman on May 1, 2021
I will think of you and will love you for all my life here and all the lives yet to come. You are a light always and your soul will be with us to guide us and lead the way to a better place.
Posted by Janet Feldman on July 20, 2020
Oh dear little soul, still thinking of you now and always, and holding you close in spirit. You will be loved and remembered forever, and we are continuing to work for justice for all animals in your name. With lots of love and sorrow at your loss but uplift at your courage and the life force that is eternal.
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 19, 2020
My sweet sprout. I miss you everyday and think about you everyday. I loved you sprout and wish you were my kitty. I prayed you would have lived to be able to feel love and just be a kitty and live a kitty life. Love you sweetie gayle louise
Posted by Janet Feldman on May 1, 2020
Dearest Little Soul Sprout, and to all the beautiful souls who every day cross the Rainbow Bridge. We love you so much, we mourn you and we miss you, we celebrate your lives and know you deserved so much better. You will always matter, and you have a forever home in so many hearts. Fly high and free now, and we will hope to be re-united some fine day.
Posted by Linda Bonicelli on May 1, 2020
Sweet little Sprout, you will never be forgotten and you are always loved. Your life matters to so many of us and we pray for justice. You are forever in our hearts.
Posted by Gayle Louise on May 1, 2020
Hi sweetie you are missed every passing day and never will be forgotten. I love you sprout and always will. I will see you in heaven baby boy. My love always gayle
Posted by Paul Milewski on May 1, 2020
Hey there buddy. Another year has passed and once again no justice for you. I just hope all my friends on the other side of the bridge are taking good care of you (which I know they are). Always in my heart ❤ 
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 19, 2019
Hi Sprout!  I am so sorry i have not visited you sooner! I had my own tradgeties in my life! I lost my little guy Jaxii my very special kitty on June 24 2019, he had saddle thrombosis was in servere pain and i had to pts my very special little man. I am still in shock and feel i will never get over losing my angel my protector my anti depressant for life! I love you Sprout and i know you are verry happy over the bridge, just wish you got a chance to be loved in this life with a forever home, I love you Sprout miss you always.
Posted by Paul Milewski on July 19, 2019
The candle will always be lit for you, my little friend.
Posted by Paul Milewski on May 2, 2019
Oh Sprout, how you have truly touched me in a way no animal really has. I've always loved the animal world and have had many pets that I will always love and cherish and you my little friend are in that circle also. For such an innocent little kitty whom I've never had the honor of sitting down a plate of food for you or to scratch your little chin and hear your beautiful little purr's, I always seem to think of you each day when I do those things with my little cats because in some way you are in each one of them and I can't wait until that day comes when I can finally meet you and kiss your tiny nose. Love you Sprout.
Posted by Gayle Louise on December 24, 2018
HI SWEETIE!  I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! I AM SO SORRY YOUR LITTLE LIFE WAS OVER BEFORE IT EVER BEGAN! I KNOW YOU ARE THE BRIGHTEST ANGEL IN HEAVEN! FOR YOUR LIGHT NEVER WENT OUT, EVEN HERE ON EARTH! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FLY FREE LITTLE BOY FOR NO ONE CAN EVER HURT YOU AGAIN! I LOVE YOU SPROUT     YOUR CARING SOUL HERE ON EARTH  GAYLE LOUISE PANICI  I WISH I WOULD HAVE BEEN YOUR KITTY MOM!
Posted by Paul Milewski on December 23, 2018
Merry Christmas for you are the brightest star on my tree.
Posted by Paul Milewski on July 19, 2018
2 years, sprout and it still bring tears to my eyes, every time I read these. Why? Because your murder was just pushed away in the back of some file cabinet. But I know their are alot of people who hurt for you and one in particular is of course Gayle. I wish I could catch the person or persons who did this to you but unfortunately I probably never will but know that I always will wish bad things upon them. By the way I did find good homes for my family of rescues from last time. Took me awhile to do it but I did it. I wish you were mine to because just like Gayle I would do anything to protect you and all animals from the disgusting people here on earth who abuse and neglect defenseless animals. Miss you Sprout,your always in my heart and on my mind XXOO
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 19, 2018
MY SPECIAL LITTLE BOY! I CANT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE YOUR MURDER! THE KILLERS WERE NEVER CAUGHT! I AM SO SORRY SWEETIE. YOU ARE IN A FAR BETTER PLACE AWAY FROM ALL THE HORRORS OF THIS SO CALLED LIFE ON EARTH!  I LOVE YOU BABY SPROUT AND ALWAYS WILL! I WISH YOU WERE MINE, I WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU SAFE, HAPPY BRITHDAY BABY BOY SPROUT, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU FOR YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND!
Posted by Gayle Louise on May 2, 2018
Paul you may have to hire a pet sitter, shelters are full this time of year Kitten Season,   Thumbtack.com has pet sitters for reasonable
Posted by Gayle Louise on May 2, 2018
Happy Birthday Sprout
 You would have been 2 years old, As Paul said YOU ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE, I wish you would have made it, just to show your killers YOU WERE THE BOSS, it was not in the cards, I LOVE YOU SPROUT AND ALWAYS WILL LITTLE MAN.  Gayle
Posted by Paul Milewski on May 1, 2018
Another year has passed sprout and how many animals have suffered? As much as you have touched my life let it be known that you ARE in a better place. The world we live,sprout, really does suck. Since my last post and my story of dilly I now have a family of cats I've rescued. Mom dad and 4 kittens and you wouldn't believe how ignorant and rude some of these supposedly shelter places are. Over the last year I've been going through some major medical things and just can't afford to keep them as much as i would like to. Monday the 7th I have major back surgery and I've called emailed tons of places and either no responses or "Hi yes we are a rescue shelter but we can't help you. It's sad sprout thats why you are really the lucky one. You dont have a worry in the world. To remember a precious little cat like you is truly an honor for me. Thank you for helping me sprout. I miss you.
Posted by Gayle Louise on December 23, 2017
Thank You Paul! I Still Fight Everyday for Sprout Through The Animals I Fight to Save, Like You I have broken alot of laws, But Yes Would Do It Over And Over Again, We are their only Hope.  HAppy Holidays  Gayle
Posted by Paul Milewski on December 22, 2017
Merry Christmas to you sprout and how of all the Christmases ive had this one not only seems a little empty but also feels a little better. Maybe because that picture of dilly represents how if people try really hard animals of all types can be save. You see sprout everyday when i look into dillys eyes I also see you because dilly too was rescued from near death and I'm not ashamed to say I broke alot of laws saving him and I would do it again. So thank you sprout for this Christmas gift I only wish you were here to meet him. And to the person or persons who hurt you I hope they get coal in their stockings their dinner burns and their gifts suck their heat goes out car breaks down I want alot of bad things for them. Love you sprout never forgotten
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 22, 2017
Thank you for everyones kind word! KUDOS FOR YOU PAUL! Keep helping the furbabies, WE ARE THERE ONLY VOICE!  GAYLE LOUISE   aka  WARRIOR FOR THE VOICELESS  please friend me on FB in numbers we get more done for these forgotten babies.
Posted by Paul Milewski on July 21, 2017
One day I truly hope that the person or persons who did this to you will suffer something just as horrific. Because you were just an "animal" you and millions of other cases just get shuffled away and forgotten about. But if that was someone's human baby it would of been investigated until it was solved. Regardless I will keep doing my part to help as many animals as I can in your memory because each time I read these I cry my eyes out for you. To this day, my friend sprout, I've saved 3 cats 4 kittens 2 birds and 1 dog from heartless inhumane people and I will keep doing it until the day I die and I cross that rainbow bridge with all my animal friends. I miss you sprout!
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 21, 2017
I LOVE YOU SPROUT AND MISS YOU LITTLE DARLING, I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE HAD JUSTICE BY NOW, I STILL HAVE HOPE YOUR KILLER WILL BE CAUGHT. I KNOW YOU ARE HAPPY WHERE NO EVIL CAN HURT YOU IN HEAVEN, I WILL SEE YOUR HANDSOME FACE AGAIN.  YOUR PROTECTOR   Gayle louise
Posted by Doren Beard on July 19, 2017
Hi little Sprout,

it's one year ago today you left us, but you touched many hearts in that short time.  I bet you're having a great time in the spirit, may I see you there one day...
Posted by Doren Beard on May 1, 2017
Thinking of you today little Sprout, you have touched many hearts!
Posted by Gayle Louise on May 1, 2017
THANK YOU PAUL 
I AM SORRY SPROUT   I really thought your killer would be found, i even got in defense of animals to offer a reward and do locals stories, for awareness the police fell short on this. I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT SOMEHOW THE KILLER WILL REVEAL HIMSELF UNKNOWINGLY!
I LOVE YOU SPROUT AND I AM STILL FIGHTING FOR YOU IN MY HEART!
Posted by Paul Milewski on May 1, 2017
Happy birthday
Miss you. Still hoping one day justice will be served for you.
Posted by Paul Milewski on September 17, 2016
I'm still trying oh so hard for you,sprout. I'm signing every petition I find out there to help bring you justice. I miss you as if you were mine. And I sill look all over for good news to report to you. I won't stop. Miss you little man.
Posted by Gayle Louise on September 15, 2016
BRIAN COX WROTE A WONDERFUL STORY ON HOW THE POLICE ARE WORKING ON CATCHING YOUR KILLERS IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE!  SPROUT FOREVER LOVED FOREVER MISSSED INDEFENSE OF ANIMALS IS OFFERING A 2,500.00 DOLLAR REWARD LEADING TO INFORMATION IN RESULTING IN ARREST!
Posted by Paul Milewski on September 14, 2016
Not a day has gone by that I don't think about you and search and search to hopefully find somewhere that says your killers have been caught. I'm trying ever so hard to do everything I can to bring you the justice you deserve. And I as much as Gayle Louise said am never going to stop fighting for you. Believe me Sprout you have touched my heart forever.
Posted by Paul Milewski on September 12, 2016
Please let me know how I can help find the justice this poor kitten deserves. I will help in anyway possible. Such a terrible loss. But this kitten is in a better place enjoying the warm sun and all the new friends it can handle. You've touched my heart as you have touched alot of people's hearts.
Posted by Gayle Louise on August 28, 2016
2500 dollar reward to find your killers! I will never stop fighting for you little one!
Posted by Gayle Louise on August 18, 2016
GOOD NEWS LITTLE SPROUT!  JACKIE IS DOING PRESS RELEASE OFFERING A REWARD TO FIND YOUR KILLERS!
Posted by Gayle Louise on August 5, 2016
I am working hard for your justice! Little Sprout!
Posted by Doren Beard on August 3, 2016
Thank you for remembering this sweet soul.  May Sprout be at peace and surrounded by love...
Posted by Linda Kane on July 27, 2016
Sweet little Sprout! I was so praying for you to get better. I am so sorry you could not beat the odds. You certainly fought long and hard. I know that you are free of pain now and forever chasing butterflies in kitty heaven. My late kitties Sammy and Fred are taking good care of you, I'm sure. Rest comfortably, baby boy! We all love you.
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 26, 2016
LITTLE SPROUT! I WANT SO MUCH FOR JUSTICE TO BE DONE FOR YOU!
Posted by Kathleen French on July 26, 2016
Beautiful baby: I am so sorry about what happened to you and what you went through. You have touched my heart and I will never forget you. I hope and pray the person(s) responsible for your suffering and death are found and there are plenty of us out there that will push for that. In the meantime I have several beloved pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge and I have asked them to look out for you. Rest in peace little one.
Posted by Lily Sauvage on July 25, 2016
Sprout, sweet angel. My only comfort in the entire story of this little life is to believe that, as a Creation of Supreme Being, s/he is in an afterlife where s/he is being lauded for the little warrior s/he is. Perhaps s/he has a place of high status. If it's a kingdom, s/he is surely a knight in shining armour. We could never understand fully why Sprout visited us all, but if s/he truly is an Angel, perhaps it was to strengthen the connection of our Oneness. Thank you, sweet angel, for your services, and long may you reign in our hearts and beyond....All my love to you.
Posted by Gayle Louise on July 24, 2016
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE SPROUT FLY HIGH OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE YOU ARE FOREVER LOVED AND FOREVER MISSED!

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Posted by Gayle Louise on May 4, 2021
Hi my sweet sprout. You will always be on my FB memorial wall. Always loved and never forgotten. Until we see each other again. I love you baby sprout
Posted by Paul Milewski on May 2, 2021
Oh little sprout how each day I think of you in some sort of way. I've done a lot of things to help the animals I have come across with you by my side to always help me along. Until we meet again. In my heart always.
Posted by Janet Feldman on May 1, 2021
I will think of you and will love you for all my life here and all the lives yet to come. You are a light always and your soul will be with us to guide us and lead the way to a better place.
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Shared by Paul Milewski on September 12, 2016

I know it's been some time since the passing of this poor kitten. But let it be known that this gracious stranger of a kitten has touched so many hearts and souls. From one animal lover to all, it is never easy to let go any 4 legged family member and coming from experience having to let our dog go was the hardest decision I had to make and having my entire family pissed at me for doing so hurt....hurt alot. But now they understand. As animal lovers we seem to just have the sense of knowing when our animals have had enough and know they will definitely see us again on that rainbow bridge never to be separated again. So to sprout you are with all my animal friends and trust me their are alot there but we will see you again....you can count on that.  

Shared by Gayle Louise on July 29, 2016
    Felines & Canines added 2 new photos. July 14 at 10:02am ·

PLEASE take a moment to read and SHARE this post... we desperately need your help! Last night we received an urgent plea to help this kitten who was recently set on fire. He is in intensive care where he is heavily sedated and starting what will be a very long road to recovery. He is eating and showing a strong will to live (or else we would have humanely and lovingly let him go immediately), but his needs are unbelievably extensive. The tissue on his front legs is so badly damaged that both may need to be removed, and the burns to his underbelly and genitals are so severe that gender can not accurately be determined (although we're calling him a boy for now). He will remain sedated and on pain medications with 24 hour care until he is strong enough to start the recovery process.

We as on organization have found ourselves in an extremely difficult and stressful position. Donations are at an all-time low during the spring and summer months, yet our intake of cats and dogs is at an all-time high. We are helping more animals than ever before on less and less funding - and we simply can't sustain like this.

Please - if you are in a position to make a donation of any size, we beg of you to consider making it now. We have a very costly journey ahead of us both with this kitten and as a rescue organization. We receive no financial support of any kind outside of the generosity of people like you. I am eternally grateful for anything you can give and promise to keep you updated on our kitten's status in the upcoming hours/days.

Please Donate:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/FelinesAndCanines

 

 

Peace and love,
Abby

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Shared by Gayle Louise on July 29, 2016
Felines & Canines July 17 at 12:39pm ·

The past few days have been such a whirlwind here at the shelter, but we want you all to know that we've received all of your messages and words of support and are so grateful to have such an amazing community of animal lovers rally around us.

As of this morning, Sprout is still alive and fighting, but in critical condition. We transferred him to a veterinary clinic that has extensive experience with burn victims and he is in their ICU. Two of our biggest challenges right now are healing him from the inside out and helping him work through the neurological issues he is experiencing (most likely from a stroke that occurred during the incident.) We need to stabilize his internals before we can start the healing of his externals. He remains in great spirits with a hearty appetite and no pain, so we will continue this journey with him as long as he continues to want to fight.

We received the most gracious offer to help from a couple who has gone down the arduous path and worked miracles with cats suffering from extensive burn and neurological traumas. They have offered their time, experience and expertise to work with Sprout when he is ready to be transferred into a home environment and start daily therapy. We feel so blessed and fortunate that we have this opportunity for him and are grateful to be in a position to provide him with the best care humanly possible.

This process will be a long one for him, but I promise I will keep everyone updated as we see progress happening. We are working on adding his story to our Website for those who don't have access to Facebook.

To everyone who has offered their well-wishes, good thoughts, and donations, not only to Sprout, but to Felines & Canines as a whole, THANK YOU. It never ceases to amaze me that when times get hard, we have the most incredible supporters who rally around us and inspire us to keep pushing forward. Thank you for making Felines & Canines the awesome little shelter that it is.

Donations can be made here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/FelinesAndCanines

 

 

Peace and love,
Abby

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