A Tribute To Good Sam

Good Sam Wellness Fund

"Good Sam" was a male adult tabby cat who wrapped himself around the hearts of the clients and team at Arizona Animal Wellness Center. He was found in a pet carrier hanging from a mesquite tree in the desert by a good Samaritan and was brought into our clinic in the early Fall of 2005. He was dehydrated, skinny and very sick. The team at Arizona Animal Wellness Center nursed him back to health and he went from 7 pounds to 17 pounds in 5 months. Because Good Sam was found to have both the feline leukemia virus (FELV) and the feline immunodeffiency virus (FIV) he was not easily adoptable. But boy was he lovable. Good Sam was the kind of pet that made you feel like you were the best thing that ever happened to him.

In July of 2006, Dr. Ford and Dr. Parva brought Good Sam to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah in the hopes that he would find his forever home. He lived a good life at the sanctuary and enjoyed the company of many special people and other cats just like him. Good Sam lost his battle to his 2 diseases and crossed the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by many who loved him in December of 2006.

In Good Sam’s memory, Arizona Animal Wellness Center continues to help abandoned dogs and cats find loving homes as our space allows. All donations to the Good Sam Wellness Fund go directly to offset costs of care and treatment for these animals and to give them a second chance. We accept donations in any amount for the Good Sam Wellness Fund.