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Tributes and memorials - 2017

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Memorials:  Memorials may be made in memory of individuals or pets who have passed away.  When a special individual or animal companion leaves us, it marks a time of loss and grief.  Your memorial donation will help the dogs rescued by Wish Bone Canine Rescue find loving new homes.  Please donate whatever amount you feel is appropriate.  For each donation, a virtual candle will be lit and a photo with your special words will be placed on our memorial page for one year. 
Tributes:  You may also help animals in need by paying tribute to someone special. Give a donation to Wish Bone Rescue in honor of an individual, beloved pet, family member or friend (in lieu of a present) and we will send them a card announcing your gift. 

Donating in dedication to Larry Apfelbaum, because he is AMAZING!

In loving memory of Shelby, one of Florence’s bestest pets! RIP Ms Shelby!

In memory of beautiful Ruby. With deepest sympathy to her family, Jeanette and Percy.

Dog food in honor of Zoe's birthday

​​Because you'll never turn away a dog, we now have Chuck (formerly Sherman). He's wonderful and we cannot thank you enough for rescuing him. (And of course, for all the love you gave to Fiona while she visited with you!)

Augie was a sweet loving Vizsla we rescued from another shelter. He loved to play in the sprinkler, chase his older "sister" and snuggle endlessly.  He was the sweetest spirit I have met and want to continue to share his love.  Thank you for choosing us, Augie, and letting us be your Paw-rents for seven short years.

In honor of Lisa Mason.

Deeply missing our sweet and snuggly Maisy girl whom we lost too quickly to Canine Lymphoma.

In memory of Bailey Barnard, beloved family member of Bob and Debbie Barnard

In memory of Charlie Wills

The family of Ruth McCurdy is honored to remember their beautiful loved one by paying it forward with this donation. Joni Stewart, we love you, and our hearts are with you as you remember your mom. The Systems Learning Team

Rest in peace sweet, handsome Stuart. Miss Jackson will not be the same without you

In honor of our dear neighbor and fellow dog-lover!

For the wonderful Wish Bone dogs who have been adopted or are waiting to find their forever homes.  Thank you to all the WBCR staff and volunteers - you mean so much to the adoptable dogs and everyone appreciates your dedication to rescuing these dogs and giving them a chance to find a loving family.

2020 Bunn St., Bloomington, IL 61704

​​We were so sorry to hear of Jean's passing and will be keeping all of you in our prayers.

In honor of Joyce Hightower's birthday... "Happy Birthday, Joyce!"

Bailie watched my two children last summer and did such a great job! we loved having her be part of our family for the summer. she was a great young woman and will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Bennett Family

In honor of Nuk and Reini

It's a little for all

Keisha was much loved by Heather.  She was a great dog and good mentor to the dogs that Heather and her family fostered for Wish Bone.

In memory of Renee Fogle

You will be missed Stardust. Have fun playing with Connor...

Our Deepest Condolences on the loss of Bailey Bryant. Bailey's goal was to become a veterinarian and to work with animals. 

In honor of Nuk for Reini Winders

We are so sorry for your loss. May you have warm memories that stay in your hearts forever.

Natasha was Amanda's sister. Amanda is an amazing and integral part of the BJHS family.

In memory of Bev Miller

Connie Hopper was a lover of pets and a donor to Wish Bone Canine Rescue.Her wishes were to leave a donation to to help pets.

In tribute to Smokey

Birthday greetings to Nathan, who found his Maddie at Wish Bone.

This donation in Nuk's memory is made in celebration of Reni's birthday!

From your friends at Country FInancial

In memory of Kathleen Arthur.  She shared Alex's love for dogs and cats and would be happy to support Wish Bone's work.

In memory of Bev Miller, Idgie and Ruby's Grandma.

Rest in peace, sweet Kis!

In memory of Vicki Clifton

Thank you so much for everything you've done for all our fur babies. They are part of our family and you are also. Thank you for your love and support. Merry Christmas!

Rest In Peace Lilly. I will miss you

Merry Christmas, Ella! We know how much you love dogs and we wanted to help a local shelter that loves dogs just as much as you do!
Merry Christmas and Much Love,

Rest in peace sweet Sady

Happy birthday Mom!

In memory of a dear loved one, Robert "Bob" Harold Fedden.

Allie you may have had a rough beginning but Amy and Josh recognized your sweet soul and they will love it and you forever.

Rest in Peace Sweet Gabby.

In honor of your career with the Illinois state police and in support of your passion for animals...a donation has been made in your name. Thank you for all you have done for 2 legged and 4 legged creatures!

In memory of Buddy, the best little frisbe dog ever. Buddy was a rescue dog with a huge heart who brought love and joy to James and Skye in Australia for 15 years. We miss him and cherish his memory.

​​For Roy Mack Brown and his loving dog Angus

May this gift help make many new memories for dogs in need, giving love, happiness, and comfort to dogs and owners in Jet's name. Blessed are we who have the privilege of knowing the love of a loyal pup. Thank you to dogs everywhere for the unconditional love you give us every day!​

​​Steve, thank you for your 12 years of service on our MCCA Board.

Carl and Shawn, thinking of you during Holiday Season​

In memory of my son Cole who loves fur babies as much as I do.

In memory of Jill and Don's beloved Posey. "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ” – Helen Keller

In honor of my rescue..Belgian Malinois 9 month old puppy I named K.C. in memory of my beloved Casey and Draco Kohlmeier. What joy to the heart to rescue a pup who so badly needs and deserves a second chance/forever home.

Cody was a good boy that will always be remembered by his PCA friends.

In memory of my father, Paul Leary, a dog lover at heart. And in memory of two of my fur-siblings, Chloe and Riley. Our hearts are heavy, especially around the holidays, but we know you are in a better place. The angels are so lucky to have all of you. Meet you at Rainbow Bridge. 

In memory of beloved pup, Beretta.

In memory of Mocha

Animals' emotions are raw, unfiltered and uncontrolled. 
Their joy is the purist and most contagious of joys and their grief is the deepest and most devastating. Their passions bring us to our knees in delight and sorrow

​Rest in Peace Maverick.

We lost our spoiled girl, Bailee, on October 6th after 13 years of wonderful memories. She was an amazing companion and loved so much. She is missed terribly!

In memory of Karen Kay Rome

​​In memory of Larry Salvator