george newark, NJ 2/29/2012 8:27:47 PM i am so sorry for your loss and i know exactly what you are talking about. my partner and i rescued seven dogs and had to let all of them go. it broke my heart but i wanted them not to suffer and to feel my arms around them and my eyes were the last thing they saw, filled with love and tears. our neighbor had rescued a dog too, a mmale. we had gotten his sibling a female pit bull. it became obvious he was sick but she kept telling me and herself he was getting better. he turned into a skeleton and finally died horribly painfully. now she realizes she should have chosen the other route. i know i have prayed to god to take them and alleviate my having to make the decision but now i realize it is our final gift of love to them. to put our feelings away and think of them only, helping them stop suffering. i know it is the right thing to do but the pain and loss are so real. i pray all of you out there be strong and do the right thing for your pets, not for yourselves.