Animal Rescue

Remember Greg Reiter on his 56th Birthday

June 6, 2019 will be my late husband Greg’s 56th birthday. I hope you will consider a donation to the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund as a birthday present in his honor. Greg spent most of his free time helping animals. Hence this Fund, which partners with the animal protection causes Greg and I supported together during his life.   Just a few highlights…

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PETA’s 4th Annual Greg Award to Paulette Dean

On May 5, I was honored to present PETA’s fourth annual Gregory J. Reiter Animal Rescue Award to Paulette Dean. Paulette has served for 27 years as Executive Director of south central Virginia’s Danville Area Humane Society. During this period, Paulette and her organization’s shelter have admitted well over 100,000 animals. They have spayed or neutered tens…

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Happy 10th birthday to Charlie!

Happy 10th birthday to Charlie, foaled April 11, 2009. The youngest member of my three-horse herd, he has nevertheless established himself with Henry (age 21) and Caroline (est. age 12) as the herd leader. Thoroughbreds can live to age 30 or more with proper care — but every year on U.S. tracks, hundreds of horses die at…

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Q1 2019 Report

The Fund made grants to four programs during the first quarter of 2019 – and these programs made history for animals. 1 – The Fund renewed its support for White Coat Waste Project (WCW) for the third consecutive year. This quarter, a WCW coalition ended 37 years of U.S. Department of Agriculture toxoplasmosis studies which killed more…

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Historic moment for racehorses

On March 14, Los Angeles County’s Santa Anita Park racetrack announced an historic plan to implement the most stringent racehorse medication policy in North America, consistent with International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) standards–banning all race-day medications including the controversial drug Lasix, and banning the use of the whip “except as a corrective safety measure.” The…

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