It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that Valentine has passed away. Despite heroic measures by Dr. Marsolais, Dr. Lesser and the staff at Pet Specialists of Monterey, she did not survive her heart surgery on Monday, February 19. Valentine passed away peacefully on the operating table. We are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of love, support and donations that gave Valentine the chance she deserved.

Valentine was dealt a challenging hand in life, but she packed in as many wags and puppy kisses as she could in her short time on earth. We are sorry she could not have gone on to find her forever family and experience the lifetime of love she deserved. Rescue does not always have a happy ending, but Valentine's memory will live on as we continue to rescue the lives of shelter animals that need our help the most. 

Please consider a donation in Valentine's memory to help other AFRP animals in need of help.