The Animal Rescue League is mourning the loss of a special friend. Jim McCauley, husband of ARL board member Liz McCauley, passed away on Saturday after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was only 46. I had the honor of working with Jim not soon after I began working here. Jim donated a great deal of his time to design the first ARL newsletter that I wrote, the Fall/Winter 2008 edition. Many of the designs you see in current versions of our newsletter still include his creativity. Jim was a patient man to work with. It was my first crack at writing and editing an entire print newsletter, and Jim helped me through it.
Jim’s wife, Liz, is an equally generous and giving person. Always smiling, Liz takes time from her busy schedule to attend board meetings and volunteer at ARL events. Our hearts go out to you, Liz, in your time of loss. We hope that your sweet Shiba Inus will bring you solace and love as only our animals can during this very difficult time.