“Pet overpopulation affects everybody. Spaying and neutering permanently remove the pets from distraction and discomfort, and they can live a healthy, happy, and longer life.”
Mary Speer was a wonderful woman who dedicated her life to serving the animals of El Paso. When she was 30, she founded the El Paso Friends of Animals. Spaying and neutering cats was among her most noted efforts. When donations from the public fell short, Mary would often pay for the cats’ operations herself – an act of kindness she practiced for more than 50 years.
Upon her passing in 2014, she bequeathed a generous portion of her estate to the Humane Society of El Paso. Her gift allowed HSEP to create the Mary Speer Program for Community Cats to address El Paso’s cat overpopulation in a humane, non-lethal way. It’s an enduring gift that ensures the best kind of care for every kitten and cat.
Are you a friend to animals? Consider making a legacy gift of your own to the Humane Society of El Paso. Please contact Executive Director Deb Benedict at 915-532-6971 for more information.