We have donated to CILRA in loving memory of our most cherished dog, Beau. Early Thanksgiving morning this year, he left us, all too soon, owing to a relentless GI tract disease. We adopted Beau through CILRA around the time we got engaged. He endeared himself to us with his readiness to “sit” patiently in response to our arrival at the door of his foster family. He was a goofy, lovable, sweet member of our household with a huge personality. He was always ready to play tag or tug-of-war with that lime-green rubber bone of his, or to enjoy a nice back scratch as he leaned on us. We felt safe and loved with him around, and in return, we loved him, and we will miss him always.  — Deborah N. and Family