From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2003:
Bo, formerly Worthless, who inspired his person Tammy
Sneath Grimes to found the anti-chaining organization Dogs Deserve
Better, was euthanized on April 25 “due to heart failure with
possible tumor complications,” Grimes said.
Brutus, 24, a black bear, was euthanized on May 28 at the
Folsom city Zoo Sanctuary due to conditions of age, a year after the
death of his twin sister Ursula. Brutus and Ursula for many years
were the last animals left at the defunct and often flooded Royer
Park Zoo in Roseville. Discovering them caged and alone,
then-16-year-old Justin Barker raised the first $25,000 of the sum
needed to move them to the Folsom Zoo, where they enjoyed a markedly
better quality of life.