Kelly Stallings dedicated the better part of her life to improving the lives of animals. She believed in the deep
connection we have with animals and the power they hold to uplift the human spirit. After Kelly passed away last year, her family wanted to honor her unconditional love and commitment to animals with a gift that would continue to help those in need. Cape Ann Animal Aid is honored to accept this generous gift in her name as a Foundation Sponsor for a Dog Meet and Greet Area in our shelter.
“Kelly was a kind, gentle and loving person who shared her entire life with animals and who put animals first. Kelly contributed to improving animal lives as a veterinarian technician, animal shelter adoption counselor and kennel technician, and an animal hospital radiology technician. Kelly also volunteered at animal shelters and she fostered cats and dogs,” says her husband, Eric.
Those who spend their lives caring for and bonding with animals understand the true value of these relationships. Kelly even wrote a book on the subject called, Never Say Goodbye: Reflections of a Lifetime of Loving Animals that was published posthumously in January 2020.
“Throughout her life, she was a devoted and loving parent to cats, dogs, hamsters and rabbits. I loved and admired Kelly for her ability to love animals unconditionally. I am and will be forever grateful to Kelly for expanding my thinking and belief systems regarding animals and our connections with them. She was a compassionate and emphatic person and cared deeply for animals. She was technically proficient and competent and had very good intuition when caring for animals. The animals and we were lucky to have been part of Kelly’s life, regardless of the length of time together with her. Kelly had a wonderful smile and was a beautiful person.”
Soon, each time someone visits Cape Ann Animal Aid and meets their new best friend, they will see Kelly’s name and photos of Kelly with a few animals that were important in her life.
Cape ann animal aid
An opportunity for you to learn more about the mission and programs of Cape Ann Animal Aid. Sharing candid insights, guest columns, breaking news, and of course, adorable photos of shelter animals.