Gemma and Monkey Santiago came to us a few years ago. Sadly it was believed they had been subject to abuse by the owner of the property where their person lived. They were such a lovely pair and we were delighted to be able to keep them together. Sadly three years later Gemma has passed away.

“I wanted to write to let you know some sad news. Little Gemma passed away last week aged 11. She had been unwell for a few months and unfortunately her heart gave out.

Her brother, Monkey, and I are devastated by the loss. Despite being unwell we had expected Gemma to recover and come home to us.

I am so glad to have had the last few years with little Gemma. She was a gentle, beautiful soul. Her last years were filled with all the things she loved most: snuggles on the couch, walks in the sunshine and lots and lots of treats.

Gemma will live on in the hearts of everyone she met. She was so loved.