Here is the update about Phoenix from the Humane Society of Durham Region:
October 5, 2009
On October 2, 2009 Phoenix passed away peacefully, surrounded by the people who loved him most. In the two days prior he had stopped wanting to eat, spent most of his time sleeping and showed little interest in the things that had been giving him joy.
At his scheduled vet appointment on Friday it was decided that the time had come to put him down. His foster parents Tracy and Mike, Debby Houghton the investigator on his case and Ruby Richards, the shelter manager were all with him at the end giving him hugs and kisses.
Special thanks go to the clinic staff who spent so much time working with him and who were in tears at his passing. Thanks also go to the public for all of their support for him during the past few months.
Thanks also to all the media for their help in getting his story out to the public.
We are still looking for leads in his case.If anyone has anything that might be pertinent to this case please call Debby Houghton at 905-433-2022 ext. 2.