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PETA’s 2nd Annual Greg Award to the Virginia Beach SPCA

During a June 22 Unstoppable event in Norfolk, Virginia, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk kicked things off by co-presenting with me PETA’s Gregory J. Reiter Award to the Virginia Beach (VB) SPCA. This award in memory of Greg, inaugurated shortly after his unexpected death in 2015, is given annually to an individual or group for compassion and dedication to animals. This year’s award was presented… Read More


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Happy third adoptaversary to Henry and Caroline!

June 21, 2017 will be a special day here at the new “Alysoun’s Rescue Ranch” in Thurmont, Maryland – it’s the third anniversary of the day Greg and I brought Henry and Caroline home to the farm we then owned outside Middleburg, Virginia. It was a huge leap of faith for us to adopt this particular pair as our first… Read More


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PETA Wins “Best Legal Departments 2017” Honors

When Greg and I started becoming active supporters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), their legal team members particularly impressed us with their creativity, compassion, and courage.  Through the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, I have continued to contribute financially to support the work of PETA’s legal department. I am therefore extraordinarily proud to learn that Corporate Counsel… Read More


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Food for Thought and the Paris Climate Agreement

With President Trump’s move this week to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it’s more important than ever that we as private citizens do what we can to mitigate climate change.   A growing body of evidence tells us that the best way we can do this is to eliminate animal products from our diets.  While… Read More


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Donate to the Fund – and animals – for Greg’s birthday

Some say you have to be alive on this earth to have a birthday. I respectfully disagree. We celebrate the birthdays of certain famous people centuries after they are gone. Why not also celebrate the birthdays of people who are not particularly famous, but who have nevertheless left an indelible mark on our lives?   Tuesday, June 6, 2017 will… Read More


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Farewell to Margaret Kitty

Today Margaret kitty succumbed to cancer, just one day after her cuddle buddy Itchy dog.  She was gorgeous and graceful to the end, even when fluid buildup around her lungs made it difficult for her to eat or breathe. Greg and I adopted Margaret from Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) in September 2008, when she was a young adult with… Read More


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Farewell to Itchy Dog

Today I said farewell to Itchy dog, whom Greg and I had adopted together in August 2013.  Itchy was elderly and heartworm positive at the time of our adoption – but working with Middleburg Animal Hospital near our then-home in Virginia, we were able to cure him of that disease, and make his last few years happy and comfortable. Dogs as… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Paul Jablansky

Conventional wisdom says that it’s far more common for people to become close friends early in their lives than it is later in their lives. For example: as children who meet at school or camp, or high school; as young adults in college; as professionals – working men and women struggling to build careers. And that makes sense. As we… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Laurie Goodman

On December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg, through a celebration of his life at the Salamander Resort, near what had been our last home together in Middleburg, Virginia. Now, one year and a half later, over the weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of the… Read More


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Remembering Greg Reiter – Tribute by Steve Ward

On December 6, 2015, I bid a ceremonial farewell to my late husband Greg, through a celebration of his life at the Salamander Resort, near what had been our last home together in Middleburg, Virginia. Now, one year and a half later, over the two weeks approaching Greg’s 54th birthday on June 6, 2017, I am taking the opportunity to post transcripts of… Read More


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