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Freddaflower Memorial & Appreciation Fund

The pain of losing them is the price we pay for the privilege of knowing them and sharing their lives . . .

We thank those people who have contributed to our work with recent donations In Loving Memory and in Honor and Appreciation of the following beloved family members and friends:

In loving memory of George Allan Cate, my former husband and the first Vice President of United Poultry Concerns, who died on September 5, 2012 in Maryland. Dr. Cate was a professor of English Literature at the University of Maryland in College Park. We met there when I was a PhD student in Victorian Literature, which was his field of scholarship. When I founded UPC in 1990, Allan was on board, helping to take care of our sanctuary birds, assisting at protest demonstrations and with everything we did for our fledgling organization back in those early days. It was Allan who named our dear “foundational” chicken, Viva (because she lived, when all of her flock mates had been taken away and killed). In this photo, he is holding Phoenix, the baby rooster a group of us rescued from a Perdue chicken house in Salisbury, Maryland one Sunday morning in the early ‘90s. Allan was a kind, sensitive, thoughtful person, and I will miss him. – Karen Davis

allan cate and phoenix
Allan Cate & Phoenix

In memory of Allan Cate, a good-hearted, interesting, jolly soul whose light will continue to shine in the lives of the many students and others who knew him. His spirit lives on in our hearts and our memory. – Mary Finelli

In memory of my dear mother, Kenan Casteen Carpenter, who passed away on September 2, 2011. She is tremendously missed by her family and friends. – Margaret Kenan Carpenter

Dear UPC, this is in memory of my beloved rescued hen Joy, who died last night and I am heartbroken. I did everything possible to save her. I had just written to you a few weeks ago telling you how amazing she was, how she needed me and I needed her. I hate that I ever got tricked into eating chickens as a child. No one ever tells us about their “humanness” and their need to be loved. They were just things with no life before I actually owned and cared for one. I never even saw a live chicken before a few years ago. They changed me forever, and I am so grateful. – Anne Kenney

In honor of my fellow soldier at FAUN (Friends of Animals UnitedNJ/NY), Robert Bonelli, who supported the efforts of United Poultry Concerns & the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos this year in Brooklyn. – Cathleen Hothersall

In loving memory of my beloved red tabby boy, Felix (August 1997-July 13, 2011). “Dear Felix, it has been a year since you passed away, and I still miss your love and warmth and your waiting for me by the door when I come home. You are gone, but you are always loved, and you are never forgotten. – Love, Mom, Ana A. Garcia.”

I am making this donation in memory of Nate. Nate was the lovely cat companion of our dear friend and fellow vegan Trudy Scanlan. Thank you! – Lynn Abbott & Eric Ries

Please accept my donation to United Poultry Concerns in memory of our mutual friend, Ron Scott. All these years after his passing, Ron is very much on my mind. Perhaps his spirit is reaching out to me and encouraging me to do more for chickens and other animals. Thank you for your dedication. – Diane Maass

Dear Angels for Poultry, please accept my donation in memory and hope for a humane life for all Chickens, Turkeys, Geese and Ducks. – Hilde Wilson

In honor of Nero, Fredericka, Julie, Nathaniel, Leonard, and Bertha, remembered forever and sadly missed.
Paul Deane

My gift is in honor of All God’s Creatures. – Brien Comerford

In memory of the little chicken Ronnie who briefly escaped and all the other chickens who died in fear and pain and loneliness this year in Kaporos rituals in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Jerusalem and everywhere this merciless ritual is performed. May they all be safe together forever in a peaceful place with no memories of their previous life. – The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos

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