Skip to comments.House by house, ‘dog lady’ brings creatures comfort Dog Lady Brings Comfort
Posted on 02/16/2010 10:20:27 AM PST by a real Sheila
The 1986 Dodge Ram pickup coughs and sputters. It threatens to slide back down the slushy hill, until Kate Quigley finds its sweet spot, shifting it into four-wheel drive.
All right, she says as the tires grab. Lets go save some dogs.
Quigley known widely as the dog lady and Miss Kate works six days a week, driving into high-poverty neighborhoods to look for animal abuse and neglect. Knocking on doors, talking to owners, leaving supplies.
By borrowing pets to have them spayed and neutered, she stops the misery of neglect from repeating itself litter after litter.
Inside the truck, a copy of the Serenity Prayer hangs a little cockeyed on the glove compartment, stuck there to remind her: Most of the animals she meets will continue living in squalid conditions. Outdoor dogs, they will never know the softness of a living room rug.
Quigley brings armloads of straw to cover muck and chew toys for dogs to gnaw away their boredom.
You have to make allowances for what you can and cannot do. At the end of the day, if we can change the life of even one dog, it matters.
Quigley has worked for both Spay & Neuter Kansas City and No More Homeless Pets KC as
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If anyone would like to donate to the Chain of Hope Organization, Please send contributions to : Chain of Hope KC 258 West 3rd. St. 1st. Floor KCMO 64105 816-221-8080 Thank you for your support! We couldn't do it without you! Kate Quigley www.chainofhopekc.org
I feed and spay/neuter cats all over the neigborhood...for years now....
My dog has no idea how lucky he is.
I believe there is a special place in heaven for you. :-)
2 golden retrievers, laying here in the warm indoors, catching a sunbeam, staring at me as if they are wondering when dinner will be served. Meanwhile, there is a male lab in a too-small kennel next door who never gets walked or gets attention unless it is by ME.
And there is another dog on the other side which is fed and sleeps indoors at night, but gets NO attention....ever, unless I visit with my dog.
Thank you, Kate...it would be great to see even more people step up to the plate...
Do these idiots think their pets are decorations??? They NEED love and attention.
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