In Memory of Frisky


Frisky, a 15 pound Torby (a mixture of Tortoiseshell and Brown Tabby) with a white smudge on her nose, white paws, and pretty green eyes, was born in June 1995. She came to the DHA as an owner surrender in early 2004 when she was about 8 years old, with a middle-grade heart murmur.

Frisky was adopted and returned several times through the middle of 2008, including being abandoned by one adopter and reclaimed by DHA thanks to her microchip and the Delaware SPCA. Over the next three years, she spent various amounts of time in several different DHA foster homes to give her a break from shelter life while she waited patiently to find an adopter who would give her a true “forever home”, but all in all she lived at DHA for over 1,300 days. Over the years, staff and volunteers at DHA became very fond of Frisky.

Sadly, she passed away on the morning of August 13, 2011,  just a few months past her 16th birthday. We are consoled by the fact that she spent the last few weeks of her life in hospice care with a DHA foster parent, who made her last days ones full of love, peace, and comfort. Her foster parent shared, “Frisky died lying in her favorite spot, the sun shining on her body, the birds singing their song as she was surrounded by love.”