Rainbow Bridge

On behalf of the staff at Nutley Animal Hospital, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed.  We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please feel free to complete the following Pet Memorial Form in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.

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Grounder Marie McMahon

My sweeet little Jack Russel, Groundie, was the best swimmer, fisher-dog, 

boater and fetcher there ever was. She was so smart I know she could have gone 

to Harvard.  I miss her dearly.


Massimo Ruccatano

Massinmo was such a sweet dog. He was loved by everyone. If love could have saved you my friend, you would have lived forever.

"I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Though I smile and seem carefree. There is no one who misses you more than me"

Wait for me over the Rainbow Bridge.


“They never leave our memories, the cats that shared our lives. In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives.

Old habits still make us think, we hear a meow at the door. Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor. Our feet sill goes around the place the food dish used to be, and sometimes, coming home at night we miss her terribly.

And although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill. That one place in our hearts belongs to her … and always will.”

We will miss our precious Misty.

Dawn Fisher-Knowl


“Look at that FACE!” were the words that the breeder used to describe Biscuit. But Biscuit was so much more than a “Face Man”. He was intelligent, loving, stubborn, and loyal. He had a big personality underneath all of that fur! Biscuit had the ability to make us laugh with his antics (like the one thanksgiving dinner when he attempted to steal a turkey leg from the dinner table) and he loved to go for long walks in the park so he could attempt to sniff every blade of grass & pee on every tree.  Towards the end of his life when the walks got shorter and slower and the vet visits became more frequent he was still a little trooper - always loving, always loyal and he still had “that FACE”!

Miss you handsome boy,

The Braxtons

Buddy Berdos

On behalf of Buddy, we thank you for the kindness, patience and care; for the gentle words, your kisses and hugs; for the belly rubs; and for making him at ease in all his visits.

Buddy loved Nutley Animal Hospital.  On his first visit he got out of the car and walked to the front door by himself. It was then that we realized that Nutley Animal Hospital is truly a pet’s choice. Buddy would always feel at home there. 

We miss him so much.  He was a sweet, gentle, mellow, friendly, obedient, easy to handle, smart dog.


Buddy’s Family (the Berdos Family)

Madeline Sweeney

She came into our hearts one day, so beautiful and smart,

A dear and sweet companion, we loved her from the start.

And though we knew the time would come, when we would have to part,

She’ll never be forgotten, She left paw prints on our hearts

My family and I can not thank you all for the many wonderful and caring years that you cared for our Madeline.

With Fondness

The Sweeney Family

Ruffles Fimiani

Our journey with Ruffles began 18 years ago, as a 8 week old bundle of energy and love.  Purchased from a breeder, he grew rapidly in size and in our hearts and became a loyal, fun family member. "Our little guy" was here to stay.

He loved to chase his ring toy & ball and would encourage us to chase him until we tired out. He loved to chase any and all critters who dared to enter his backyard domain. On one occasion, he caught a young rabbit and, having done so, didn't know what to do with it! Looking at us, he dropped the rabbit(who scampered away unharmed). We laughed and hugged him for his gentleness! He was a true terrier, not a retriever!!

As the years marched on, he slowed his pace, but always kept his great personality. He eventually lost his sight and hearing, and was suffering with arthritis. We lovingly carried him up and down stairs, slowly led him each day to his beloved backyard, and kept his bed soft and comfortable. It broke our hearts to watch him bumping into furniture and walls. Eventually, Ruffles was no longer able to function, and we made the decision to end his suffering and pain. As we stroked him gently, he went off to sleep and to the Rainbow Bridge!  We will forever miss him and love him.

We thank the entire staff of the  Nutley Animal Hospital for their wonderful care of Ruffles while he walked this earth!


The Fimiani Family

K-9 Falco Comerro

Many of you have seen the photo below hanging in our waiting room or maybe you have seen Officer Comerro with his dogs on one of your visits. You certainly could have heard Falco from inside his truck, we used to laugh when people went by it and then would come in and comment on how vicious he sounded... and we would say oh yeah he's a "big bad police dog"... and then Kevin would walk out to the truck open the door and be greeted with kisses smile emoticon He was just protecting what was his. And Officer Comerro was definitely his... he loved him unconditionally and used to sit in the back of the hospital crying and running for the door just to get back to his partner. On Monday August 3rd Falco passed away. And we at Nutley Animal Hospital will miss him. He was a great dog... a sweetheart... a hard worker... and a great partner. We send our love to Officer Comerro and his wife and children.

The following article was sent out yesterday to observe Falco's passing.

University Police Mourn K-9 Falco's Passing

Falco served University for seven years.

K-9 Falco, right, with Montclair State University Narcotics Scent K-9, Max, and handler Officer Bill Comerro.

The Montclair State University Police Department mourn the passing of K-9 Falco, who died August 3, 2015. He was eight years old.

"Everyone in the University's Police Department and the entire campus community are saddened by the loss of Falco, our 8-year-old K-9," said Chief Paul Cell. "Falco, a familiar and reassuring presence to our students, faculty and staff, was an integral part of our agency and its proactive safety programs. As with the loss of any Police Department member, we mourn his passing."

About K-9 Falco

Falco was born on January 12, 2007 at The Seeing Eye, located in Morristown, New Jersey. A purebred German Shepherd, he graduated from the Essex County Sheriff's K-9 Bomb Unit on July 31, 2009, for Explosive and Handgun Scent Detection.

Part of the Montclair State University Family

President Susan A. Cole swore K9 Falco into service, at Montclair State, in 2008. Montclair State University Police Officer Bill Comerro was Falco's handler.

"He was the best working partner an officer could ever hope for. He will be missed and never can be replaced. He was big part of our MSU family and a big part of my own family," said Officer Comerro.

Community Service

On call for both the Passaic and Essex County Sheriff's offices, Falco also worked with the Hawthorne, Little Falls, Verona and Livingston police departments, and several Federal agencies.

Falco also conducted several on-scene bomb sweeps for many dignitaries including events where President Obama and Governor Chris Christie were in attendance.

Additionally, Falco participated in many DARE and K-9 demos at Bergen, Passaic and Essex County schools, organizations and community events.


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