To the editor:
It was a black day for Lawrence and the shelter animals the day Midge Grinstead resigned.
My husband and I have lived in Lawrence over 56 years and can tell you the shelter was in sorry shape before Midge took over. She was instrumental in having two new buildings put up over her years and was a wonderful and dedicated fundraiser. She was threatened many times over her efforts to stop merciless dogfighting and any inhumane treatment of animals.
We adopted four pets from the shelter and, to us, the shelter was all about Midge Grinstead. I don’t mean to negate all the beautiful, compassionate people that both work or volunteer at the shelter. They all are guardian angels. But, to us, the humane society could not have been the success that it was without her devotion. She was always there at the benefits with a big smile and appreciation for the donors.
Yes, indeed, we’re afraid there are dark days ahead for the poor throw-away animals at the shelter. We lost a truly devoted, compassionate heroine in Midge Grinstead. My husband and I thanked God every day for people like her!