LETTERS: Fond farewell

I’d like to take this opportunity to bid a very fond farewell as I retire from my position as a director of Critteraid.

I’d like to take this opportunity to bid a very fond farewell as I retire from my position as a director of Critteraid.

It’s never easy to say good-bye, especially when you are dealing with animals that you have loved and received love in return. But I have simply became too tired.

Critteraid is truly a remarkable undertaking. The volunteers who have risen to their challenges are all people that stand tall, work hard and define “dedication.”

What a privilege it has been for me to work alongside these special beings for so long. They, and the animals they care for, need the continued support from the local communities. Please consider adopting some of the special cats who now call Critteraid home. And a good resolution for 2016 is to get involved and volunteer. My goodness, there’s a lot to do.

For me personally, I thank so many of you for your human kindnesses over all these years. I am lucky to count many of you as friends met through rescue.

I am so very blessed to have become acquainted with the animals that needed human help at a critical time in their lives.  What a pleasure it has been for me to bring you news of Critteraid as well as animal welfare issues that are significant to many of us. I have enjoyed my time learning with you, crying with you, getting angry with you, teaching with you, rejoicing with you and laughing with you. Thank-you for the support and encouragement all these 24-plus years.

Deborah Silk

Penticton

 

 

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