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In Remembrance of Our Beloved Friends

We would like to offer our clients the opportunity to post a memorial in honor of their beloved pet. Animals are our best friends, loving family members and wonderful contributions to our community.

Please email us your comments and pictures to havenanimal@havenanimalhospital.com and we will post this for you.

* Please note that we may edit or alter your entries to fit our format. All pictures submitted may not be posted. We may also post your memorial on our Facebook page. Please inform us if you DO NOT want us to. Thank you. *

"Chino" Owned by the Anderson Family

 Chino was born on September 30, 2013. Soon, he had developed a liver shunt illness but that didn't stop him from having an enjoyable life. He was strong and a fighter and fought through this illness. He was very playful, loved to be cuddled in your arms and sleep, and he loved playing with his sisters and mom. Chino's favorite thing to eat was chicken. He was a very good dog.

He past away on April 21, 2015. Chino will always be remembered by his loving family. 

"Cookie" Owned by Mike Wittek

"A gift was given to me on October,18 2008, my girl. Her name is Cookie. She was not in my life long enough. Cookie left this earth on February,14 2014. I don’t know about the first part of her life, because she was a foster dog, from Pound Buddies. I already had Benny and Tico, and was not looking for a 3rd dog, but something told me to give her a home. I’m glad I listened. 

Cookie, Benny, and, Tico, brought a lot of things into my life. More expenses, more work, and sorrow when Cookie and Tico left this earth. They also brought happiness, loyalty, joy, laughter, peace, and some good entertainment. These things far outweighed the expenses, work, and sorrow. I’m honored to be allowed into Cookie, Tico, and Benny’s pack. I hope I have another gift coming my way. I hope it is that, someday, I will be with Cookie, Tico, Benny, and all the other animals that have been in my life."

Cookie and Tico R.I.P.

"Tico" Owned by Mike Wittek

Tico came into my life on April 30 2008, along with Benny. Tico and Benny are adopted dogs. His friend, Cookie, was adopted on October 18 2008. Together they became the 3 Amigos, with occasional disagreements. He left this earth on January 8 2015. His age, for sure is unknown, but I think he was between 11 and 12 years old. His favorite activities were, eating ice cream, dog treats, barking at wild turkeys he saw out the slider window, walks outside on the leash, and sleeping. Tico along with, Cookie and Benny, are members of The Best Chihuahuas of America Club. He was proceeded in death by Cookie. She passed on February 14 2014. She also liked, eating ice cream, but not to much, begging for dog treats, snooping in the back yard, walks, and sleeping. Cookie is a sassy red head. Tico is survived by his friend, Benny, and dad, Mike. Tico and Cookie are missed and loved very much. Tico R.I.P. 

If you would like to contribute to Tico's memory, please go to here to share.

"Benny" Owned by Mike Wittek

On June 3 2016, the pack at the Rainbow Bridge, got one dog larger. My friend, Benny lost his fight with kidney disease. They said, he would not be in pain, I hope that it was true. It was tough to see him go down hill. He payed the ultimate price, he lost his life. I’m very sad that it happened, but very happy he is not suffering in any way. Benny is back with his amigos, Cookie, and Tico. The three of them, are a classy act, all different, but they fit together perfectly. Most of the time. They required a lot of work. I wish I was still doing the work. I was given three great gifts, now that their not on this earth, I really understand how great a gift they are. When I get to the bridge, not only will Benny, Cookie, and Tico be waiting for me, there will be the other dogs that have been in my life. I have an appreciation, that grows larger every day for all of them. Benny I miss and love you. Tell the rest of the pack, I’m on my way. Benny, Cookie, and Tico R.I.P.

In loving memory of "Sasha". Owned by Tammey and Forrest Brown.

The Brown's enjoyed the wonderful loyalty and love of this amazing dog for 13 years. She was the best friend man could ever find. RIP dear Sasha. You will never be forgotten. Your memory will be held in the hearts of many people.



In loving memory of our beloved clinic cat here at Haven Animal Hospital. She was our 3 legged beauty. So tiny, but full of life and love for everyone. She shared 20 beautiful years with us and she will be truly missed. Goodbye our dear friend.



Austin joined the staff of Haven Animal Hospital in March of 2007 as a stray cat. Our dear friend quietly passed away this summer and will always having a warm loving place in our hearts. RIP our dear fellow.

When to Consider Euthanasia?

Having an ill or senior pet is a very difficult and emotional period in a pet owner's life. Decisions are not always easy or straightforward. There are many things to consider when it comes to their care, treatment and quality of life. What to expect and being prepared makes the entire situation more bearable. Grieving the loss of your pet is not something we think about, but is a harsh reality when we are going through it. Please read through the articles below and visit the link to Timeless Pets, a great resource for pet owners dealing with end of life decisions.

When to Consider Euthanasia for Your Dog or Cat

When Is The Right Time to Say Goodbye?

Clock Timeless Pets - Muskegon

If you are interested in making a donation in memory of a lost pet or to benefit other pets in crisis or need please consider one of these resources.

Healing Hearts Fund - this fund was established by Dr. Bytwerk to assist pets and neighbors here in the tri-city community. We use these resources to provide medical care and assistance for community emergencies, lost or stray animals and those dire moments when a pet is in need of immediate financial hope. Please contact Jennefer (Director of Administration) or Dr. Bytwerk (Owner and Veterinarian) to make a donation. * We will inform you as soon as this fund is completed.

AVMA Pet Memorial and Tribute Program -  AVMA is a non-profit organization built to provide education, financial funds and support for animals and animal lovers. Their contribution over the years has been phenomenal. The American Veterinary Medical association accepts donations in memory of our beloved pets. Please consider donating as a special gift for a friend or family member grieving over a recent loss, your own pet or simply to contribute to the well being of other animals benefiting from this organization.

Please contact avmf.org/memorialsn or 1-800-248-2862 for additional information and donating online

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