Early Tuesday morning, cancer took the life of a wonderful woman who was deeply involved in the dog rescue community.
Her name was Dianne Watson and today, her passing is being mourned by thousands of people who admired, respected, and were inspired by her.
Dianne founded and ran West Texas Chow Rescue until the day that it closed. She was a tireless networker who worked hard to save the dogs at the Arlington Animal Shelter, Garland Animal Control and beyond...
Dianne was proud of the time that she spent working on behalf of the voiceless shelter animals, stating in her eulogy:
I am most proud of all the years I devoted and dedicated to volunteering at the Arlington Animal Shelter and saving homeless dogs, especially my beloved breed of choice, the chow.
My life has always been surrounded by animals. Never will I regret my decision.
At just 55-years of age, Dianne is gone far too soon. Undoubtedly, her passing will leave a void which cannot ever be completely filled.
Many people who sent and received emails in an effort to save homeless dogs may recognize Dianne's former email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (which has now permanently been retired).
I myself received dozens of emails from Dianne and thanks to her efforts, countless dogs were saved.
Please take a moment to remember Dianne - she was a beautiful, good person who is gone far too soon.
Dianne's husband has requested that in lieu of flowers; anyone who would like to make a donation, please send to:
PO Box 950
Amarillo, Texas 79105
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