Mandy Moore revealed that one of her dear rescue kitties, Madeline, passed away mere hours before her boho chic wedding to Dawes lead, Taylor Goldsmith, on the weekend.

She wrote, “We lost our sweet Madeline very suddenly on Saturday evening and my heart is utterly broken.

Moore says Madeline died suddenly from heart failure caused by blood clots forming in her enlarged heart. She died in Moore’s arms.

We’re still in shock and processing the pain and grief of this loss but holding her in my arms, making sure she knew she was safe and loved as she took her last breaths will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Moore concluded her tribute to her lost pet: “Thank you for the lessons in patience, responsibility and unconditional love, Madeline. Love you, baby girl.

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This weekend was a roller coaster of emotions in every way. Sometimes life doesn’t consider that you have big plans underway. Sometimes the earth just falls right out beneath you. We lost our sweet Madeline very suddenly on Saturday evening and my heart is so utterly broken. She had an enlarged heart (it had to be true because there wasn’t a sweeter, more affectionate cat in all the land), blood clots formed and sent her into heart failure. Completely out of the blue. We’re still in shock and processing the pain and grief of this loss but holding her in my arms, making sure she knew she was safe and loved as she took her last breaths will stay with me for the rest of my life. This poor cat would suffer through allergy shots every other day and not blink as we tried to get pills down her throat and then hop up in our laps and purr louder than a car engine. She never held it against us… like she knew we were trying to help her feel better. Animals really are the ultimate teachers. Thank you for the lessons in patience, responsibility and unconditional love, Madeline. Love you, baby girl. Also, #adopdontshop #rescuesarethebest ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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This weekend was a roller coaster of emotions in every way. Sometimes life doesn’t consider that you have big plans underway. Sometimes the earth just falls right out beneath you. We lost our sweet Madeline very suddenly on Saturday evening and my heart is so utterly broken. She had an enlarged heart (it had to be true because there wasn’t a sweeter, more affectionate cat in all the land), blood clots formed and sent her into heart failure. Completely out of the blue. We’re still in shock and processing the pain and grief of this loss but holding her in my arms, making sure she knew she was safe and loved as she took her last breaths will stay with me for the rest of my life. This poor cat would suffer through allergy shots every other day and not blink as we tried to get pills down her throat and then hop up in our laps and purr louder than a car engine. She never held it against us… like she knew we were trying to help her feel better. Animals really are the ultimate teachers. Thank you for the lessons in patience, responsibility and unconditional love, Madeline. Love you, baby girl. Also, #adopdontshop#rescuesarethebest 

In an Insty Story posted just an hour ago, Moore succinctly summed up her conflicted feelings after her beautiful wedding and the death of her much-loved fur baby: “The waves of elation and then utter sadness are a mindf**k“.

Moore often posts about her many cats, and also dogs, on the ‘Gram.

It’s hard to say what you’d do if the most precious creature in your life passed away before your wedding. Would you be grieving so hard over your pet you’d call the whole thing off? Or would you take the opportunity to celebrate love and joy and take your mind off things?

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When 2 become 1. #catlady ????

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#nipped

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Same.

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Moore married Goldsmith in a secret backyard wedding on Sunday evening. She wore a gorgeousssssssss blush pink Rodarte Haute Couture wedding dress.

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