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    • 25 Jan, 2019

    A tribute to Cass

    Anna and Tim adopted Cass, a beautiful German shepherd, from Mayhew almost a decade ago and she truly lit up their lives. This is their story.

    Dear Mayhew,

    We just wanted to let you know we lost our beloved German shepherd, Cass, in August this year, after nine and a half wonderful years with her. She developed cancer and in the end, sadly, we had to let her go, aged 12.

    We adopted her from Mayhew on 10 January 2009 and she was the cover girl of your magazine in the winter 2009 issue. We took her to training classes for socialisation and she blossomed. She loved everyone and liked to be made a fuss of. In 2013 we adopted a little brother for her from another rescue centre and called him Zac. He was a bit of a handful, but she was a good big sister and only had to put him in his place a couple of times before he got the message! They had many happy years running and wrestling and keeping each other company.

    Cass had to have spinal surgery for a disc problem early in 2014 but luckily she had the most amazing treatment and care which meant we got to keep her for four more years!

    We retired to Cornwall in 2016 so she had lots of lovely walks in the woods and on the beaches down here since then. She was a wonderful dog who gave us so much joy. We’ve always been grateful to the family who gave her up – their loss was our gain.

    There’s a big hole in our lives without her and poor Zac is missing her, but thank you Mayhew for allowing us to have her as part of our family.

    Keep up the great work you do!


    Anna, Tim & Zac

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