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Judy Bobzien

Judy Bobzien

I just learned today of the sad passing of a wonderful friend of the cats of the Great Kitty Rescue.

Judy Bobzien lived in Pahrump and was a walk in volunteer who quickly became one of the many “regulars” volunteering 25 or more hours every week to help the cats. Judy was there right at the beginning and stayed until all of the cats were adopted or moved to Best Friends and the grounds of the former FLOCK compound shut down.

Unfortunately, I do not have a clear photo of Judy as she always stayed in the background in her desire to showcase the cats. This is a photo of Judy when KVBC-TV went to cover the “end” of the Great Kitty Rescue – yes there she is behind the cage petting Cassie.

judy bonzien at the great kitty rescue

Judy passed away quietly on Monday 1/23/12 in her home as was her request after losing her battle to cancer. Those close to her and with her at the end tell us that she was strong through it all and continued to be a kind and caring person to the end.

Her wishes were that no services or memorials be held for her. Instead she asked that anyone wishing to honor her make a donation in her memory to her two favorite no-kill animal charities:

Best Friends Animal Society, Tax ID # 23-7147797, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741.

Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc., (“Nevada SPCA”) Tax ID # 88-0187383, 4800 W Dewey Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.

I think Judy must have gotten a huge reception up on the Rainbow Bridge. I like to think of her petting and playing and loving all of those cats from the Great Kitty Rescue who have left us all too soon. Thank you Judy for all you did for the animals…