If you have ever had to say goodbye to a fur baby, the agony and heartbreak is almost difficult to articulate. It truly feels like you lost a member of your family. The first few weeks are especially painful because you are used to being greeted by your four legged friend and their absence is like a gaping hole in your heart. Chuck Kirkland and his family recently had to say goodbye to their dear Snoopy. After 14 years, it was Snoopy's time to cross the rainbow bridge. Pets bring so much joy to our lives but the only problem is we never have enough time with them.

Chuck and his family have been bringing Snoopy to Broadview Animal Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire, for a long time. When it was Snoopy's time to go their staff was with him during his final moments earth side.

Broadview Animal Hospital of Rochester via Facebook
Broadview Animal Hospital of Rochester via Facebook

The crew at Broadview sent Chuck and his family a HANDWRITTEN card expressing their condolences. Chuck posted a photo of the card to the You KNOW you're from Rochester, NH if you... Facebook group:

Chuck Kirkland via Facebook
Chuck Kirkland via Facebook

MANY residents of the Lilac City commented on this post sharing positive experiences they also had at Broadview Animal Hospital.

Makailah Ringstaff: "They did the same thing for when my hamster died and I bawled. They’re such a great team and so kind ❤️ I’m so sorry for your loss as well"


Sue Veal:
"I cherish the card I got from Broadview Animal Hospital of Rochester when my 21YO kitty passed in March. The vets and staff are 100% great!!"


Edwina Saucier Plaisted:
"Sorry for your loss, I have been bringing my dogs to Broadview since the mid 90's and we were brought to tears as well when we received our first card. They are great 🐾"

Chuck, we are thinking of you and your family as you navigate life without your beloved, Snoopy. And to the folks at Broadview Animal Hospital, thank you for everything you do for our community and their fur babies. It does not go unnoticed.

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