Tributes and memorials

The Humane Society of Jefferson County offers our friends the opportunity to make memorial and tribute gifts. This is a great way to honor or remember a special person or pet in your life, while at the same time supporting the Humane Society. If you want to honor a pet or a human who made pet lives better this is the place. Send photos!

2017 Gifts

Rebekah Cadorette gave a gift for  Jules in memory of Rubyroo.

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In honor of Ellen Niemitalo's birthday and her love and care of all  animals Kay Jensen made a generous donation.

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Kay Jensen in memory of Steve Gimber's and Pamela Bouchard's beloved Ozzie.

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Phyllis and Paul Becker in memory of Oke Lindh.

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Sue Estes; she will be missed.

Sue Estes; she will be missed.

Jim and Helen Oakland,  Beth Lorber and Peter R. Bonyun, Jennifer Brinch, Claudia Murray,  Jay and Cheryl Lowenstein, Phyllis and Paul Zeek,  Nancy Shipley,  Martha and Larry Richards, Stockton and Janice Forrest, and Douglas and Nancy Leeds in memory of Sue Estes.

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From Sally MacGillivray Thank you for posting the attached photo of Smokey in your "memories" page online.  His owner is David Aronovitz, of Port Townsend, WA and New River, AZ.  Smokey was a participant in many of the Port Townsend civic events, including the Halloween Parade, the Fall Wooden Kayak weekend and the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race. He loved children, and meeting new friends, and was a minor celebrity on the streets of Port Townsend owing to the fact that he resembled a large grey bear.  His dignified, gentle manner won him friends who felt they had a personal connection with him.  He was sidekick, protector and travelling companion for David, and the two travelled all over the country together.  As one of his many friends, I salute and honor him here.  Sally MacGillivray

From Sally MacGillivray

Thank you for posting the attached photo of Smokey in your "memories" page online.  His owner is David Aronovitz, of Port Townsend, WA and New River, AZ.  Smokey was a participant in many of the Port Townsend civic events, including the Halloween Parade, the Fall Wooden Kayak weekend and the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race. He loved children, and meeting new friends, and was a minor celebrity on the streets of Port Townsend owing to the fact that he resembled a large grey bear.  His dignified, gentle manner won him friends who felt they had a personal connection with him.  He was sidekick, protector and travelling companion for David, and the two travelled all over the country together.  As one of his many friends, I salute and honor him here.  Sally MacGillivray


2016 Gifts

"MJ and Rob Peck are donating in memory of their sweet and loving cat Buster who left us much too soon in October, 2016.  We miss him so much and hope to find a new little buddy for his sister at the shelter soon."  

"MJ and Rob Peck are donating in memory of their sweet and loving cat Buster who left us much too soon in October, 2016.  We miss him so much and hope to find a new little buddy for his sister at the shelter soon."

 

Our Board of Directors gave a gift in honor of Marsha Wiener, who has been vital to our success. She has been a stalwart volunteer for many years, most recently acting as volunteer wrangler and scheduler. Here she is with Lottie, her latest rescue dog, one of 6 over the last 27 years. She is already looking for opportunities to help out the shelter in her new town. We will miss her!

Our Board of Directors gave a gift in honor of Marsha Wiener, who has been vital to our success. She has been a stalwart volunteer for many years, most recently acting as volunteer wrangler and scheduler. Here she is with Lottie, her latest rescue dog, one of 6 over the last 27 years. She is already looking for opportunities to help out the shelter in her new town. We will miss her!

Tim Blair in memory of his dog loving mother Marguerite Dove Bishop.

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Karen Mesikapp  in honor of Harold DeLong

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Marilyn Brown donated in memory of Katrina.

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 Deb Wiese made a donation in memory of Bella, beloved kitty of Lisa Enarson and Randy Kraxberger and of Lily, beloved pupper of Laura Ovette and Mike Bishop.

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Mary Alice Ruhmann in loving memory of Carolyn Richard.           

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Linda Dacon in loving memory of Rufus and Suki.

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Thomas R. Green M.D. as part of a birthday gift to Siobhan Green and her cat Gatsby, a shelter cat.

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Bob Podrat in honor of Susan McAleer's cat Moochie.

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Shirley Williams  in memory of Sasha; Sally and Derrick Delgano's dog.

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Annette Bertolina kindly included HSJC in her will. 

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Carla and Matt's marriage was honored by  Victoria and Carla, and by Sylvia Hendricks. We heard that they are boxer fans!


2015 Gifts

Dr. Ginny Johnson in honor of her beloved dog, Mori.

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In memory of Greg Bolling, gifts from these friends: 

  • First Federal
  • Barbara Larsen
  • M. Hammers
  • Yvonne Starkey
  • Rakers Car Club
  • Special Education Team at Chimacum School District
  • Carla and Daniel Powell

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Phyllis Becker for a gift in honor of Ellen's wonder dog Chloe.

Phyllis Becker for a gift in honor of Ellen's wonder dog Chloe.

In memory of Valerie West, HSJCWA Volunteer

In memory of Valerie West, HSJCWA Volunteer

Brad and Christina Mace's dog, Simon "In honor of Simon, a kind, loving, and playful dog who brought joy and a smile to those around him. He was so very well-loved and such a good dog. May his generosity of spirit live on and help other loving people and animals find each other." —Co-workers and friends of Brad and Christina Mace and their dog, Simon.

Brad and Christina Mace's dog, Simon
"In honor of Simon, a kind, loving, and playful dog who brought joy and a smile to those around him. He was so very well-loved and such a good dog. May his generosity of spirit live on and help other loving people and animals find each other." —Co-workers and friends of Brad and Christina Mace and their dog, Simon.

Layney's dog, Bear "Bear was adopted from you a few years ago. He was my best friend...liked to play tug of war, chew on bones, and get into general mischief. We loved chasing balls on the beach.  I'll miss him terribly." —Layney

Layney's dog, Bear
"Bear was adopted from you a few years ago. He was my best friend...liked to play tug of war, chew on bones, and get into general mischief. We loved chasing balls on the beach.  I'll miss him terribly." —Layney


2014 Gifts

In memory of Elaine Grow. For the love and care of her two cats, Jesse and Ellie, who happily found a loving home together. 

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A donation from Dori Kelly.

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I've just made a donation of $100 to the Humane Society of Jefferson County via PayPal. It is in memory of Wilson, who we picked up from the Animal Shelter in December 2004. He died last weekend from lymphoma at age 10. —Bill Longabaugh

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Bob and Barbar Gray's dog, Buddy

Bob and Barbar Gray's dog, Buddy

Bill Longabaugh's dog, Wilson, c. 2004 – Jan 5, 2014 We spent the Thanksgiving 2004 long weekend in our traditional manner, staying at Fort Worden with our extended family. As the kids played on the beach that Sunday morning, a smart, friendly, and playful black dog soon joined them. He was clearly a stray, as the word going around was that somebody had recently let him out of a pickup truck before driving away. He charmed his way into all our hearts, and apparently the feeling was mutual, since he tried to climb into our car as we were leaving. After he was nearly run over by another car in the parking lot, we made sure he was safe in the hands of the park ranger (who would take him to HSJC) before heading home to Seattle. After allowing a week to be sure that his real owner did not turn up, we returned to adopt the friendly young dog. We named him Wilson after the Point Wilson Lighthouse on the beach at Fort Worden. For nine years, he was a loved and loving member of our family, but he finally succumbed to B-cell lymphoma after showing an amazing amount of resilience over a six-month period.  Wilson, also known as “The W” or “Sir Wilsonian de Barksy Pupsington” loved his walks, having his rump and belly scratched as often as possible, and jumping to get his treats. He could be counted on to scramble to the door, often proffering a toy, to meet us when we came home. In addition, he was cool with being a live pillow when a kid wanted to snuggle in close. Wilson avoided swimming and baths whenever possible, but adored the snow. He loved meeting new people and was unfazed by celebrities (former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and Smokey the Bear). Wilson was the best dog we could ask for. We will miss you buddy! —Bill Longabaugh, January 6, 2014

Bill Longabaugh's dog, Wilson, c. 2004 – Jan 5, 2014
We spent the Thanksgiving 2004 long weekend in our traditional manner, staying at Fort Worden with our extended family. As the kids played on the beach that Sunday morning, a smart, friendly, and playful black dog soon joined them. He was clearly a stray, as the word going around was that somebody had recently let him out of a pickup truck before driving away. He charmed his way into all our hearts, and apparently the feeling was mutual, since he tried to climb into our car as we were leaving. After he was nearly run over by another car in the parking lot, we made sure he was safe in the hands of the park ranger (who would take him to HSJC) before heading home to Seattle. After allowing a week to be sure that his real owner did not turn up, we returned to adopt the friendly young dog. We named him Wilson after the Point Wilson Lighthouse on the beach at Fort Worden. For nine years, he was a loved and loving member of our family, but he finally succumbed to B-cell lymphoma after showing an amazing amount of resilience over a six-month period. 

Wilson, also known as “The W” or “Sir Wilsonian de Barksy Pupsington” loved his walks, having his rump and belly scratched as often as possible, and jumping to get his treats. He could be counted on to scramble to the door, often proffering a toy, to meet us when we came home. In addition, he was cool with being a live pillow when a kid wanted to snuggle in close. Wilson avoided swimming and baths whenever possible, but adored the snow. He loved meeting new people and was unfazed by celebrities (former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and Smokey the Bear). Wilson was the best dog we could ask for. We will miss you buddy! —Bill Longabaugh, January 6, 2014


2013 Gifts

Barb McColgan's dog, Maddie Dear Kind Folks at the Shelter, I just made a donation ($200) via PayPal. I noted on your website that if the donation was made in honor or in memory of someone I could write to you and send you a picture. My donation is in honor of my dog Maddie, and in the happy knowledge that she has her forever home, safe with me. Thanks, Barb McColgan & Maddie

Barb McColgan's dog, Maddie
Dear Kind Folks at the Shelter, I just made a donation ($200) via PayPal. I noted on your website that if the donation was made in honor or in memory of someone I could write to you and send you a picture. My donation is in honor of my dog Maddie, and in the happy knowledge that she has her forever home, safe with me. Thanks, Barb McColgan & Maddie

In memory of Barbara Mason, a shelter volunteer and Humane Society supporter, who will be missed by many. Thank you to her exercise buddies who made a donation in her memory.

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A gift from a generous giver in memory of Jane Albee's dog Willow and Nan Toby Tyrrell's dog Shane.


2012 Gifts

Steve and Sue Gillard's cat, Sherman A donation to the Humane Society of Jefferson County, Washington, has been made by Paul and Phyllis Becker in memory of Sherman, beloved cat of Steve and Sue Gillard, of Port Townsend.  The Humane Society is most appreciative of this gift and we will use it to honor Sherman by continuing our efforts to provide a safe haven to shelter and care for the lost, abandoned, abused or unwanted animals in our community and place all adoptable animals in loving and caring homes. 

Steve and Sue Gillard's cat, Sherman
A donation to the Humane Society of Jefferson County, Washington, has been made by Paul and Phyllis Becker in memory of Sherman, beloved cat of Steve and Sue Gillard, of Port Townsend. 

The Humane Society is most appreciative of this gift and we will use it to honor Sherman by continuing our efforts to provide a safe haven to shelter and care for the lost, abandoned, abused or unwanted animals in our community and place all adoptable animals in loving and caring homes. 


2011 Gifts

Cassie's and Roy's dog, Daisy A gift for the Humane Society to say "Thank You for Daisy."

Cassie's and Roy's dog, Daisy
A gift for the Humane Society to say "Thank You for Daisy."