The following was written by Gremmy’s mom:
“On Sunday, March 20, 2016, a kennel run was dedicated in memory of a very special Shih Tzu here at Lily’s Haven, our facility at National Mill Dog Rescue. Gremmy was one of the worst cases of abuse that NMDR has had to date and the kennel run where he spent three months while being rehabilitated was dedicated in his memory. A bronze plaque that reads “In Memory of Gremmy. Your suffering will not be in vain. You are forever in our hearts.” will hang on this kennel just a little over seven years thanks to the fundraising efforts of his adoptive family and adoring fans through his Facebook page.
“Although this ceremony had to be rescheduled once due to snow, the 20th was a beautiful day to remember our beloved Gremmy. Those in attendance included: his adoptive family who traveled from Denver; a few volunteers; members of his Rehabilitation Team; and Theresa Strader. Several heartfelt emails were read including those from Gremmy’s Vet Team and Meds Team who were not able to attend. A few emotional tributes were also given including one from Theresa Strader, his Lead Rehabilitator, his Mom, his Dad, and their two boys who are thirteen and seven.
“Gremmy spent three months with NMDR in intense rehabilitation before he went into foster. Two months later his family knew they couldn’t live without him and they formally adopted him. Gremmy knew 16 months of love, kindness and being spoiled – things he never had before coming to us. On February 4, 2016, after fighting a losing battle with hydrocephalus, Gremmy peacefully made his way across the Rainbow Bridge in his Dad’s arms, surrounded by his family. Through Gremmy’s Facebook page, his family will continue to bring awareness to the plight of the mistreatment of animals and puppy mill dogs in honor of this amazing little dog with an unbreakable spirit.” ~Jamye Harris (Gremmy’s mom)