Monday, February 25, 2008

Omaha, RIP

Sad news today... Omaha, the feral kitty we sponsored at Best Friends, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. At least she had the bestest care she could hope for.

Dear Friend of Omaha,

We're very sorry to let you know that Omaha has passed away. Though she was only five years old, she'd become very ill from her feline leukemia. Her body was no longer able to support her, and she passed gently over the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by great love.

We're so sad to lose her. As her sponsor, you know Omaha preferred to live life her way. She was born feral, and enjoyed to company of other cats over people. Here at Best Friends, she could live the way she wanted without the dangers of being out on the streets. With plenty of room in the rafters to hang out up high, Omaha was content to snuggle in comfy beds and keep an eye on the activities below. She will be sorely missed by all, and we wish we'd had more time with her. One never knows how long a cat with feline leukemia will live, but here at Best Friends with the support of people like you, we make sure they live the best, fullest life possible.

It wasn't easy, but we chose anofur Best Friends kitty to sponsor. Meet Wallace, a saber toothed tiger in tabby furs.

He's Best Friends' version of a saber-toothed tiger! He has long fangs and piercing green eyes, and he never lets anyone near him. Hissing is his way of saying "Hi." But this dark tabby is loved by all who take care of him ... just from a respectful distance. He's a cat who wants to be taken seriously.

Wallace was a feral cat who lived in a Boeing plant in San Diego. One day, the plant was demolished and all the wild cats had to find a new place to go. Wallace came to Best Friends, where his preference for living among his own kind is greatly respected and life is made as comfortable for him as possible.

We are amazed at the good things Best Friends does for so many animals, big and small.


  1. KC said,
    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Omaha going to tha Bridge. But glad to hear she had a good place to live an was happy on her own terms.
    Wallace looks like a very dashing mancat.

  2. It is sad to hear about Omaha. I am glad Best Friends was there and she had a place t olive out her life.

  3. So sorry to hear about Omaha going to the bridge. But it is good to know that she lived a good and happy life!
    Wallace looks great! We like him!

  4. We iz sorry abouts your Omaha frend. But at da bestee, she had you fur her bud!!!

  5. Oh that's sad about Omaha... But I'm glad you have a new kitty to sponsor! FeLV is a nasty, but preventable disease... It nearly wiped out the Aby population of the UK in the 60's and 70's, but now they can test for it and there is a shot you can have to prevent it, even if it means an ouchy needle at the vets!


  6. Best Friends is such a wonderful place. I'm sorry that Omaha left for the Bridge. There's a great new angel there.
    I think that your new pal Wallace looks quite handsome!

  7. I am sorry to learn the sad news about Omaha.

    Your new sponsored kitty, Wallace, looks like a very wonderful cat, too.

  8. We were sorry to hear about Omaha, but we too are so amazed at all the good things Best Friends does.


  9. Sorry to hear that Omaha passed to the bridge. Wallace sounds very interesting. A sabre-toothed tiger? How cool is that?

  10. I am sorry tp hear about Omaha, but happy that Wallace will now be your sponsored cat.
    Purrs for Omaha.

    Purrs Mickey

  11. I am so sorry about losing Omaha. But it is good to know that you are helping to take care of Wallace now. You are right, Grumpy Kitties Need Luv 2!

  12. We are soo sorry about Omaha going to the bridge, but it sounds like she lived her life the way she wanted to. Rest in peace Omaha.

    And Wallace looks like a very handsome tiger cat!

    -Jasper McKitten-Cat

  13. We'z sorry to hear about Omaha. At least he gots to know soft beds and dat beans really aint so bad afore he went to da bridge. Wallace is a good looking guy, we is glad he is at Best Friends. Mom and dad want to go there and volunteer during a vacation sometime!

  14. We are so sorry about Omaha. This is very sad news.

    Wallace looks like a great guy. You guys are so kind to sponsor him.


  15. We are saddened by the loss of Omaha, but glad that he lived as he wanted. Congratulation on you new sponsored kitty Wallace. He looks furrocious!

  16. We were so sorry to hear about Omaha. Thank goodness for Best Friends, it's wonderful that they were able to give her a safe place to live out her days.

    Wallace looks like a cool ManCat.

  17. Purrs for Omaha and hope Wallace does well. Tuff tabby kinda guy.

  18. We're sorry Omaha had to go over the Bridge so early, but at least she had a good life at Best Furrends. Wallace looks like he's a nice kitty.

  19. oh we are so sorry to hear about Omaha. At least she is happy and romping at the Bridge.

    Wallace looks like a great dude!

  20. Yes, it's sad. We're glad you decided to sponsor another kitty, though.

    jans funny farm

  21. I am so so sorry to hear about Omaha. But at least she has a good life at a good living place.However, leaving also very sad.
    Great big hugs for you and Omaha hug!

  22. were so sorry to hear of Omahas passing. at least she had a gud place to life safely.

    wallace sownds bery nise.

  23. I'm so sorry. That's very sad news :(

  24. We's sorry to heer about Omaha :( we's so glad she was luvd lots and yall luvd her too!
    Yall are so nice to sponsor Wallace now :) We's gonna go see him now. :)

  25. Oh dear...I'm so sorry to hear about Omaha. Best Friends really is a wonderful place!