Patty has loved and
cared for animals for as long as she can remember. Her mother, especially,
instilled such values in her. She had a
compassionate heart for animals and throughout her life she had a four-legged
friend of some sort nearby. Although her
father died when she was very young, I recall hearing stories about how he often
was “followed” home by stray dogs, much to my grandmother’s dismay. (There was speculation on whether or not
they freely followed him. It was surmised that he coaxed them along in some way).
It was her dear friend Monica who introduced her to the work and mission of the Fayette Humane Society. Together, Monica and Patti would bottle feed newborn kitten that were abandoned. Throughout the years at her husband's office, we would see the reality of the problem of numerous feral cats who would seek refuge from the elements under his stairs and decking. She further realized how important the work of the Fayette Humane Society is for our community. Patti knew that had to be part of the solution of pet overpopulation, not to mention abuse, neglect and apathy. Patti serves with a wonderfully compassionate and passionate group of people. Our staff and volunteers truly make a difference.
Candy has been a member of the Fayette Humane Society since
2008 and became a board member in the spring of 2014. She moved on to the
position of Vice President in January 2015. Candy lives in Jeffersonville with
her 2 cats, Jane a fat calico and Raj who is silver & yellow. She has had
at least one cat in her life since 1985. Before that she raised AKC registered
German shepherds her my mother. Most Saturday mornings you will find Candy at
the Fayette Humane Society's Adoption & Business Center doing whatever is
needed from cleaning to socializing cats. She have been an RN for 35 years and
enjoys helping with health related issues. Candy's other hobbies include
gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and cooking.