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Memphis Tiger TOM II Dies

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- 3929 days ago -
TOM II, the mascot of The University of Memphis passed away Wednesday morning, October 15, 2008. He was 17 years old. TOM II was recently diagnosed with cancer, so his caretakers decided it would be more humane to put him to sleep rather than have him


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Barb K (1678)
Wednesday October 15, 2008, 2:55 pm
How sad. But I'm happy they decided to let him go so he wouldn't have to suffer. Now that's what I call responsible euthanazia. Thanks Cher, at least we know TOM awaits his caregivers at Rainbow Bridge. Sadly noted.

. (0)
Wednesday October 15, 2008, 6:27 pm
What a beautiful animal these Tigers just so sad to see him go so young. But they had a lot of compassion for him to not let him suffer. Thanks Cher C.

Judith Jaehn (199)
Wednesday October 15, 2008, 10:20 pm
Thank you Cher! Noted!
Rest in Peace sweet boy!

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 2:07 am
Noted and thanks Cher. I love tigers, my favorite animal.

Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 8:31 am
I am so glad that they didn't allow Tom to suffer.
Rest in Peace, Tom

Susana C (79)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 8:52 am
How sad this news is, my dear friends... I'm soo sad about it... :(

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 9:24 am
He was a beautiful animal, and I am sorry to have to see him be put to sleep. However, this was far more peaceful than the disease he was suffering--I totally agree with you, Barbcat. This reminds me of visiting the University of Memphis graduate biology department when I was in college, and I had a good time with it.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 10:54 am
It's always very sad when we must euthanized an animal. But it is comforting to know that Tom has not suffered. It will be dead in peace.

veronique P (2)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 7:59 pm

ROBIN M (312)
Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:08 pm
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