Archive for November 2017

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…

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Food for Thought – partnering for wildlife & our environment

Since its inception on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund has partnered with Animal Place to expand its North America-wide Food for Thought program to wildlife and environmental organizations. The Food for Thought program began with a focus on companion animal groups, asking the simple question: why serve some animals as food…

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Thanksgiving at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Meeting animal residents at farm sanctuaries was life-changing for Greg and me, providing the critical impetus for us to become vegetarian and ultimately vegan.   Two sanctuaries in particular played prominent roles in our lives – first Animal Place when we lived in Northern California, and then Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary after we moved to the…

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Rescues #13-17: Our Virginia Animals (Part 2 of 2)

Following is a compilation of posts from the Greg Fund Facebook page, October 25-28, 2017.   #13 and 14 – Qingling (born March 2009) and Meiling (born June 2009). From 2009 through 2015, I volunteered with the SPCA of Northern Virginia (SPCA NoVa). When Greg and I lost our “California cats” to old age diseases…

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