In Memory Of...
Karen was one of the founding members of Joyful Rescues. We would not be where we are today if not for her tireless efforts to help pets in need. Even in the after-life she has continued to help and guide us in our efforts. She truly was an angel on earth and is greatly missed!
March 9, 1959 - March 13, 2007
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter… the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry! “God,” I said, “This is terrible! Why don’t you do something?” God was silent for a moment and then spoke softly, “I have done something,” was the reply. “I created you.” - Author Unknown
Scott passed away of a heart disease in the Spring of 2017. He was the longest staff member at Joyful Rescues with over 7 years. Scott was much more to us than a team member, he became our devoted, and much loved, friend. If anything ever went wrong and we needed him here any hour or day of the week he was a phone call away and was here within 10 minutes. He was a character and taught us many comical sayings. We laughed with him, cried with him, and enjoyed many lunches together. He is sorely missed and still to this day no one is parking where Scott did.