Thank you from Joey's Greyhound Friends, Inc.
This is Brigitte Cooper,
I am the President of Joey's Greyhound Friends, Inc., here in Cape Coral. I personally would like to thank Juergen for all his exceptional care and for his kindness he has shown to the members of our group when their beloved pets crossed over.
I first met Juergen in July 2010 when one of our old foster dogs passed in his foster home during a massive grand mal seizure. Our vet office, Viscaya/Prado, recommended to call Juergen- Right away Juergen and I hit it off since we both are headstrong Germans, coming from the same region in Germany-"Upper Franconia". He came to the foster home and picked up our Rudy with the uttermost care and professional expertise.
In the spring of this year we had another emergency- One of our adopters came home from the hospital where she visited her husband in ICU, when she found her old greyhound, Crissy, in severe distress- She called us and we picked her up and drove both to the EVC (Emergency Vet Clinic on Collier Avenue) sadly, Crissy's time had come, she was paralyzed and we had to send her to the bridge. This all happened at night- Since it was too expensive to have Crissy 's body taken care off at the EVC, I called Juergen- and this man, who works day and night- met us at midnight at the Pet Crematory to take in Crissy's body.
Who else would come out after hours and help us? I do not know anybody.
This October it was time for another greyhound to get his wings- Cooper died in his Mommy's arms at a vet office on a Sunday afternoon- he was old, he was ready - but this vet office used a crematory service out of town, a service that had been cited in the past with irregularities. I would not trust them with my own dogs ashes- and also they were extremely expensive to have a private cremation.
Again Juergen came to the rescue. He met us at 3 PM at the Cape Coral Pet Crematory to receive the body. Who would interrupt his Sunday afternoon activities with his family but him?
Since the passing of greyhounds is a constant in my life, and since I am a RN, death and the handling of bodies is sadly something I am used to. I have seen with my own eyes how gentle and careful Juergen handles the pets when they passed on, I have seen his equipment and the “back room" with my own eyes and know that the bodies of our loved ones are in the best and correct care with him.
I am lucky to have a friend in him, a trusted partner when the time comes and our beloved four legged family members have to "go home".
Brigitte Cooper, President
Joey's Greyhound Friends, Inc.
I want to thank Juergan and the Cape Coral Pet Crematory for their compassion
I want to thank Juergan and the Cape Coral Pet Crematory for their compassion and help during the loss of our loyal, gentle Golden Retriever, Kirbi. Kirbi joined our family 10 years ago. Last month, she was diagnosed with lymphoma...cancer. We were told to keep her comfortable and wait until she could no longer function.
That time came was too soon. On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, she could no longer ...get up or move. Her appetite was gone and she could hardly breathe. We made an emergency appointment to have her put to sleep that day.
It was devastating.
We chose to leave her remains at the Humane Society for cremation since an 80 pound dog is quite unmanageable. Juergan is a fellow firefighter of two of our sons and daugter-in-law. When he heard of our loss, he said he wanted to help us. He picked up Kirbi on Monday and returned her to us in a beautiful wooden box along with an imprint of her paw.
What a great act of kindness!
We cannot thank him enough.
The Fonock Family
This note is for JW, Thank You
I just wanted to tell you "thank you so much." You were so caring and compassionate when you spoke with me on the phone Wednesday.
It was an extremely difficult time for us and you went above and beyond to help me and to give me comfort. It makes my heart happy knowing that there are still great people such as yourself left in the world.
I look forward to meeting you when our Cierra is ready.
Thank you again.