long time animal rescuer and advocate Deanna deWilde has passed away.
Carol · Jan. 25, 2013
a long time friend of mine in rescue died unexpectedly yesterday. she is responsible for spaying and neutering and rehoming thousands of animals in the mission area. she helped me when i was a newby and i learned a lot from her tough, just get it done ways..i also learned about life long commitment, dedication and sacrifice while still keeping a sense of humor and remaining somewhat sane.
deanna had asked me a few years ago to be her executor and power of attorney and i said yes but the documents she left for me, don't look legal to me. her estate is not an issue, she doesn't really have one...her whole life was rescuing animals and she lived a simple life without much of anything. i went yesterday and brought home her little dog and one of her cats. i will have to go back and trap the other cat who did not want to be caught. i am trying to follow thru with her wishes, i have to go see a lawyer today to ensure that what documentation she left me, gives me the authority for this.
i am overwhelmed right now by my sadness over her sudden death and in trying to figure out the how whats and where fors with the legalities and my own responsibilities in all of this.
bottom line tho is... my friend, a long time senior rescuer has passed away from this world. she had asked me to take care of things for her in the event of her death.
rest in peace old friend, i will try to do my best.