Saturday, October 29, 2011
874. That is the number of Border Collies, Aussies, Kelpies and other herding dogs whose lives were saved by Mary Ann Lindsay. Mary Ann died this week. The cancer she had fought for 10 years took away one of the best friends dogs in the north western states have ever had. Helped by her husband Jim Mary Ann took in the stray, the hurt, the frightened and the out-of-luck dogs collected off the streets of Eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. She made them well both physically and emotionally. She found new homes for them - homes in 40 different states. Each new owner made the trip to Hayden Lake, Idaho to be scrutinized by Mary Ann. Knowing her was seeing the best. No board of directors, no fund raising committee, no marketing program. Just Mary Ann (and Jim). Read her own words about why she rescued dogs. Many dog owners are comforted by the prospect of visiting Rainbow Bridge where their pets wait for them after death. Mary Ann is there as surely as there is hope and love in the world.