Elaine-what a ball of fire she was. Elaine was one of the, if not the, most committed and passionate individuals I have ever met.
So how does a rocket scientist go from that to spay and neuter?
I met Elaine via email. I asked Elizabeth from ARF what my best next steps were with my colony of feral cats, and she suggested I contact MS Spay & Neuter. I emailed MS Spay & Neuter on a Saturday night and Elaine responded within 5 minutes. She told me about traps I could “rent” from MS SPAN and what to do.
About a month later we were both exhibiting at a conference on the coast and I got to meet her face to face.
If you ever met Elaine face to face you know you’re hooked.
Elaine walked the walk. I also got to meet her colonies of cats in Gulfport and at her home on the way to the Pass. I truly wish all ferals/strays were treated as Elaine and her husband Harold treated theirs.
Judy and friends at Spaytacular, MS SPAN's annual fundraiser
Thank you, good friend, for all you did. I know you never wanted thanks; you did what you did because it was necessary in your eyes.
And you were, as usual, right.
I miss you. You were a light and a force to be reckoned with!