In Memory Of
Metairie Humane Shelter’s mascot crossed the Rainbow Bridge on May 28th 2018. Jeff is joining Sandy his favorite girlfriend. He is greatly missed by his human Mamas, Eileen and Irene. His four-legged sisters, Red and Molly miss him too. He was such a great participant at all of the Metairie Humane fundraisers. Won several awards in the costume contests. We want to thank you for all of your prayers and kind words. The doctors tried very hard and Jeff tried even harder to save his life. We are saddened by his Passing. Jeff will forever be the Metairie Humane Shelter’s Mascot.
Notice the doglike cloud at the top of the rainbow. This was taken approximately at the time of Jeff’s passing.
IRENE M. BURKE
Irene loved her daughter Eileen, who is an active volunteer with Metairie Humane, and her fur babies Molly and Red (adopted from Metairie Humane in 2011) very much. She was a strong supporter of Metairie Humane since its formation. Irene passed away on January 31, 2020 at the age of 94, after a short illness. Before her passing, she requested that in lieu of flowers she wanted donations be made to Metairie Humane in her memory. Due to her thoughtfulness, Metairie Humane received over $500 to continue its mission to save dogs from kill shelters, and help them to find their lifetime love affairs with their new families. We are sure that all the fur babies that she had loved so much before they crossed the Rainbow Bridge (Butch, Colleen, Susy, Lucky, Claire, Sandy, and Jeff) were all waiting to greet her in Heaven.
Louisiana animal rights advocates are mourning the loss of one of their biggest champions following a house fire related to Hurricane Delta. Regretfully, Judy’s beloved dog Marvin (shown in the picture with her) also died in the fire. Judy traveled around the state to find homes for cats and dogs who otherwise would face euthanasia. Judy devoted herself to rescue and transport work in retirement following a career in Nursing. Judy rescued several thousand animals in her van, which was known as the Critter Getter. We at Metairie Humane lovingly referred to her as our “dog dealer”. Through the years, Judy has brought many dogs to us from around the state. Although we know that she earned her angel wings and was welcomed into Heaven by many of the dogs that she saved, who have since crossed the Rainbow Bridge, we will miss her deeply. The void that is left behind by her loss is one that is hard to imagine ever being filled. She was one of a kind whose spirit will remain with us to give us the strength to rescue dogs as she did. As rescuers, all we can do is try to help always “take just one more” and “keep em moving” by helping one dog at a time! Judy, we love you, we miss you, and we will try our hardest to make you proud. REST IN PEACE KIND SOUL!
Metairie Humane Shelter suffered a huge loss when Jonathan Baroni unexpectedly passed away. He was an awesome volunteer and friend to us for many years. When he met Big Boy (who had been with us for years), there was an instant connection. He and his Mom (Marilyn) took Big Boy home and gave him the lifetime love affair that we were beginning to think would never happen for Big Boy. To Marilyn, Big Boy and the rest of the Jonathan’s family, we extend our deepest sympathies during your time of grief.
Cindy Henderson – April 3, 2022
We are so sad to announce that one of our supporters and volunteers has passed away way too soon. Cindy Henderson passed away after a short illness, not covid related. She and her beloved husband Barry adopted Hawthorne (now Beau) from us and became avid supporters and volunteers. Cindy made custom jewelry for us to sell, and built the Halloween Village used as a raffle prize last year. She also volunteered to help bag plates at several of our 2021 dinners. She also ran a plant sale fundraiser last year and donated all the proceeds to Metairie Humane. Cindy and Barry kept us close to their hearts. Barry requested in lieu of flowers for Cindy’s service that donations be made to Metairie Humane. Our prayers go out to Barry. We hope Beau’s companionship will give Barry comfort and peace during this most difficult time.
Metairie Humane Dogs & Adoptees who Crossed the Rainbow Bridge may they Rest in Peace.