Introducing Christopher!

I am proud to introduce Christopher, who officially joined my family on May 16 after a two-week “foster to adopt” trial.  He is my second adoption since I’ve been on my own, following Charlie the rescued racehorse in September 2016.   Christopher was kept outside 24/7 for several years, with another dog ironically named “Happy,” by his previous humans in the Norfolk, Virginia… Read More

Earth Day 2018 – Greg Fund 2-Year Anniversary

(Photo: Greg with our rescued street dogs Fox and Dana at Great Falls National Park, McLean, VA, c 2004)   I am proud to mark the two-year anniversary this weekend of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which I established through ImpactAssets on Earth Day, April 22, 2016.   Losing Greg suddenly in autumn 2015, in the prime of his life,… Read More

Happy 9th birthday to Charlie!

Happy ninth birthday to Charlie, who may be the junior member of my three-horse herd, but has nevertheless established himself as the undisputed herd leader. Although Thoroughbreds can live to age 30 or more with proper care, it is significant when a former racehorse makes it to age nine.  Drugging and over-racing cause many to break down and die on… Read More

Farewell to Perseus

Today I said farewell to Perseus, who had lived with me longer than any human or non-human animal except for Greg. Greg and I adopted Perseus in December 2002, when he was a young adult who had started life in “Archie’s Alley” feral cat colony near the intersection of Euclid and 14th St. NW in Washington, D.C.  I don’t know what Metro… Read More

Q1 2018 highlights: Saving a monkey named Gregory – and more

I am proud to share this update about the latest work of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which promotes animal rescue, vegan, and wildlife conservation causes that Greg and I supported together during his life. During January-March 2018, the Greg Fund made grants to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Community Animal Project and Cruelty in Horse Racing Campaign, the White Coat Waste Project (WCW),… Read More

Saving a monkey named Gregory

One of the proudest accomplishments of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund to date has been partnering with the White Coat Waste Project (WCW) to save a squirrel monkey named Gregory, one of 26 who survived a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nicotine experiment conducted during 2014-17. WCW, a bipartisan group of fiscal conservatives and animal rights activists founded in 2013,… Read More

Happy 20th birthday, Henry horse!

Happy 20th birthday, March 10, 2018, to my beloved Henry horse!   Formerly named Root Beer Float by humans in the racing world who failed to appreciate his majesty, Henry was so defensive when Greg and I first met him that we were advised to use a stock for his veterinary treatment.    PETA fieldworkers had found Henry in April 2014,… Read More

2017 Report

The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund supports organizations and causes that Greg backed with money, time, and energy during his life.  I am honored to share this summary of what you helped achieve through the Fund – in memory of Greg, and for so many animals. In calendar year 2017, the Fund issued a total of $113,500 in grants to… Read More

My holiday wish: Remember Greg, end animal suffering

Dear Friends –   This holiday season, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to remember my late husband, and also help end animal suffering, with a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more to the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund.   The Greg Fund supports organizations and programs that were dear to both Greg and me, and is also helping to… Read More

Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving season, here are some of the things I’m grateful for: — Two farm animal sanctuaries that played prominent roles in my life with Greg: Animal Place in Grass Valley, California, which inspired us to become vegetarian and ultimately vegan after a visit in the year 2000; and Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland, which we had long supported and last visited together just three weeks before Greg’s death.  I am dedicating both… Read More

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