Kovu's Fight 

Cardiology Pet Assistance Fund

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~Kahlil Gibran

In loving memory of our Kovu who we love so much. Kovu will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever. 

Kovu was our Siamese cat and he brought so much joy to our lives.  He loved us both unconditionally.  He would meet us at the door, come when you call him, walk on a harness/leash, beg for your food (by pawing at your plate or hand), sit in your lap, and sleep with us every night.  He wanted to be where ever we were. 

In December 2008, Kovu was diagnosed with a heart condition called Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  We were told that Kovu's heart had already remodeled and progressed to become restrictive and that he would probably be with us only 3-6 months. Dr Elisa Sumakeris, his primary care veterinarian at Care First Animal Hospital referred us to Dr Bruce Keene (his veterinary cardiologist) at the NCSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

We immediately started his treatment and he continued to live a rich and full life for 2 years and 7 months after his diagnosis.  Kovu was a fighter and he wanted to be here with us.  He fought his HCM so hard and we supported him every step of the way.  On that awful Monday, July 11, 2011, Kovu let us know that he couldn't fight any longer and we did the most selfless thing we could and decided to let him go.  Kovu passed away peacefully at his house in his mama and daddy's arms at 1140pm on 7/11/11. 

We miss Kovu so very much and are so sad without him here.  We are proud to have had the opportunity to be his parents.  We still struggle with the loss of Kovu, but are rejoicing in the memory of the good times and the joy he brought to us.

In his memory we started a non-profit fund in Kovu’s name at the NCSU Vet School to help families that have pets with Cardiac problems.  We donate a portion of every shoot to the fund.  If clients want to donate that is also wonderful.  All donations go directly to help a sick animal and are 100% tax deductable.  You will receive a receipt for your taxes directly from the Vet School.

Kovu's Fight / Cardiology Pet Assistance Fund

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