This page is dedicated to David Dean and other animal lovers who help the welfare cause in their own way.
David was a part of my life for more than 20 years. On May 31st of 2009 he had a horrible accident and broke his neck. That alone was bad enough, but the resulting problems of being paralyzed made things much worse and he passed away on November 20th, 2010 after a valiant and brave fight.
David was there when I first entered the veterinary field in 1997 and spent the next ten years humoring me in my animal adventures as he was an avid animal lover himself. During the years he gave many a bath to an annoyed cat for me, spent many an hour sitting on the floor of my rescue room playing with litters of feisty kittens, slept many a night with the sounds of newborns and, of course, slept through feeding time with the bottle:) He never got upset when I went “what’s that!?” as we drove down the streets, although he did not always stop the car because he knew it would be an hour until we got to where we needed to be. When he was not partaking in my rescue efforts, he was spending time with our animals and spoiling them. Making me the bad guy was part of the fun so that they never were mad at him. When our Husky had cancer he was the one who drove her to her treatments over and over again and listened to her cry in pain in the car on the way home. He was the one who slept on the floor with her when she was sick and couldn’t move well. After she passed away he was the one who wanted another Husky, so we adopted a girl in Colorado who he liked right away. This was to be Dave’s dog I thought since he worked at home and needed the company...and she was. Next came Maximus the Great Pyrenees, who only joined us because Dave gave his permission. I wanted a dog who loved only me since all the animals I had rescued seemed to like him better! I had dragged him to many a shelter before that and yet the right one was just beneath my nose. He fell madly in love once he saw the fluffy white happy puppy and that was that. Max and David were an item, no surprise.
Those are just a few of the many stories I could share with you.
Dave and Ben in Colorado
Dave and Luna watching an Eagles game!
David was a man of good heart and soul and it shows in all the pictures you will see here. He is the perfect example of someone who made a difference by helping me help the cause I love the most.
This is a cause that needs everyone to work together and it is always great to hear about others who care...
Please tell us about someone in your life who has helped you be the best you can be in the fight to save animals!!!!
“He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own."Confucius
Dave and the cats in Colorado