Rainbow Bridge

When Someone You Love Becomes A Memory, The Memory Becomes A Treasure!

Greetings All,

Some of you may not know that my mother, Audrey Wright-Anderson passed away suddenly on March 15, 2008. Thank you for all of your prayers, cards and kind words for me and for my wonderful stepfather, George Anderson. As hard as it has been for us to lose her, I know my mother would have preferred this sudden departure to lingering in poor health. And, history buff as she was, I’m sure she would have found great satisfaction inknowing that she passed on the same day as Julius Caesar. (And seen the humor in it, too—she liked a good laugh!)

My mother’s work for animals was the most important thing in her life, and I know that she would want to know that it was still being carried on, especially in her city of Omaha, Nebraska area, where there are so many animals in need and much to be done in the way of changing attitudes. The organization that my mother founded in 1991, the Coalition for Animal Protection (CAP), is no longer in existence, but in the last few months of her life, my mother worked hard to ensure that someone else would be there to do the work after she was gone. Homeward Bound in the Heartland (HBH), headed by Joni Cisney and a few people that have the same love for animals as my mother did. HBH is an evolving process at this point, but like CAP, will have as its main purpose the spaying and neutering of as many cats and dogs as possible to reduce the number of animals which roam the streets or may eventually be euthanized by animal shelters. HBH will help verified low-income pet owners to spay and neuter their animals whenever funds are available. Like CAP, HBH plans to have active members from all over Nebraska, Iowa and states beyond. HBH will also work to educate the public about the connection between animal cruelty and human violence, to provide guidance for finding good and safe homes for pets, and sponsor free board for pets of domestic violence victims who must leave the home and do not want to leave their pet behind with an abusive family member. In addition, HBH will trap feral cats for spay and/or neutering and find homes when possible for these animals.

If you would you like to help by making a donation, you can contact Joni Cisney HOMEWARD BOUND IN THE HEARTLAND

Again, thank you so very much for your support and love. I really appreciate it, and I know that my mother does, too.

With love for all the Earth and its animals

Marina Drake (Audrey Wright-Anderson’s daughter)