It is with great sadness that the Avonlea team announces the passing of Digit. He will be lovingly remembered by all the current and past staff at the clinic and by all of the clients and patients that had the pleasure to meet him. Although we do not know his exact age, Avonlea Animal Hospital was his home for some 18 years. His mischievous ways entertained us while his loving good nature brought us peace in times of sadness. He was truly one-of-a-kind and he will be sadly missed. Digit spent his last weeks in the loving care of Kirra, one of our Registered Technicians. When he finally succumbed to his battle with time, he passed quietly in the presence of this family and caregivers at the clinic.

Hello, my name is Digit and I’m the ambassador of Avonlea Animal Hospital.

Back in March 2002, a Good Samaritan found me with an injured back foot and brought me to Avonlea Animal Hospital to be examined. I was taken into the hospital and I had to have surgery which resulted in me having 3 of my toes removed from my back left foot. Since then, I have been know as “Digit”. While I was recuperating at the hospital, Dr. Rosely decided I would make the perfect clinic ambassador and I officially joined the Avonlea family.

Digit Halloween 2014

Pirate Digit Halloween 2014

As you may have noticed in my current picture, I’m missing my left eye. In March 2012, the doctors and staff noticed the iris of my eye was not normal. Upon further testing, a growing mass was detected and I was unable to see out of the eye. I underwent surgery to remove the eye. The histopathology revealed it was Iris Melanoma. I fully recovered and never missed a meal!

I still love to play with ribbon and run around the clinic every now and then. I am truly blessed to have found such a great home and I love my adopted family!