From SpayNation, Lafayette, LA - "Goodnight, Ezra".. the following is her tribute from their Facebook page:
With heavy heart, we bring you sad news of a beloved feline familiar. After her long illness, we say goodbye to the gentle grande dame of Wild Cat SpayNation. Adored, admired, respected (and occasionally feared), Ezra came to us already quite mature in 2009 and had been the ubiquitous office mascot since our surgical center's opening the following year. While periods of isolation made her largely aloof and independent, this pretty lady still allowed us to steal the occasional caress behind her ears and was good company, sitting beside us in her favorite desk chair as we went about the daily routine. We took pleasure in how enthusiastically she devoured fishy canned cat food and treats, and was partial to lazing in the cozy, catnip-scented bed in the Director's office. Even more than these things, our kitty loved going outside to sprawl in the sun or to retreat to the shade of a bush, providing us perfect companionship as we washed traps or performed other chores on the grounds. For this and more will she be missed. We thank her for all that she gave us and we wish her a good journey.