Izzy the Camel, local celebrity, ambles into sunset

 

February 1, 2024

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Izzy and Mickey Richards

PRESCOTT–Izzy, the camel, passed away on January 24, 2024. He was 18 years old.

So many have experience Izzy the camel and looked forward to his appearances at local and area events over the years. But, one day Izzy was feeling poorly which lasted a few days and the vet was called to help him overcome his ails. However, the efforts made to restore his health made little change and he closed his eyes and slipped away. It was a heart wrenching day for Izzy's owners Tawnya and Mickey Richards.

"Izzy has been acting odd the last few days so we had a vet come yesterday, said Tawnya. "He took bloodwork, called us back last night with one of his test results letting us know his kidneys were shutting down and we needed to force him to drink the electrolytes, but it wasn't looking good.

Mickey went out to give him the electrolytes the next morning and he growled, as he always did, talking to Mickey, but then took three more breaths and then he was gone. He was only 18 years old," she went on.

"We are still waiting for a call from the vet to get more results. We just don't know what happened."

"We were blessed to have him bring us so much joy for so many years," Tawnya said. "We loved sharing him for 17 years. We have so many stories that bring so much laughter that we will hold close."

 
 

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