#WalterStrong: One Family’s Desperate Attempt to Save Their Beloved Cat from Cancer

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#WalterStrong: One Family’s Desperate Attempt to Save Their Beloved Cat from Cancer

By: David I. Antokal


About the Book

A combination of life experiences, love, hope, strength, and grieving, #WalterStrong is as the title suggests: one family’s desperate attempt to save their cat, Walter, from cancer. Discover the special—and unusual!—bond between a man and his cat; how he loved and was loved more than words can describe; the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) Feline.

Come along with David I. Antokal and his wife on a rollercoaster ride as they fight like hell to save their fur-baby, providing protection and a voice to the voiceless, and learn from their experiences.

In sharing their journey, Antokal hopes to educate readers on the challenges of vet care when dealing with potentially terminal illness, as well as provide solace for those whose fur-babies may be facing a potentially life-ending experience, and for those who may have said or be in the process of saying goodbye to their beloved fur-babies. To all veterinarian readers, he offers a reminder that people put a lot of faith and trust in their work along with the expectation of top-notch and cutting-edge medical care.

Because our “pets” are not just pets. They’re family.

About the Author

David I. Antokal was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has lived in many states over the course of his life. Married to a wonderful woman with a big heart, he and his wife are avid animal lovers and advocates for animal rights, and the pair had three fur-babies at the time this book was started. Now, they have only one beautiful cat.

Antokal has worked in the medical field for most of his adult life. He currently works in the field of anesthesia.


(2023, paperback, 86 pages)

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  • 5
    Could feel the love

    Posted by Dave Curtis on Oct 8th 2023

    Must read for animal lovers…..could really feel their love for this cat.

  • 5
    Heart-wenching tale of the loss of precious pet

    Posted by Denise Mehr on Jul 7th 2023

    The book is very touching and also informative. Thank you for sharing your experience with others so that they may not have to go through the same heart breaking experience. So sorry for the loss of your precious Walter. <3

  • 5
    Heartfelt and heartwarming #Walterstrong

    Posted by Stephanie Curtis on Jun 29th 2023

    This book is a must read for any animal lover. It’s informative, provides guidance for pet owners, and would help with the grieving process. You can feel the love between the family and their cat, keep a box of tissues handy!