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Betty (Mildred) Watchous was born in 1924. She was a lifetime resident of Denver. Betty initially worked for Western Union and then spent 40 years working for PIE Trucking. She married James Watchous in 1961.
Betty and James adopted a stray cat shortly after their marriage, which was the beginning of their great love for cats. Ultimately, they adopted 19 cats during 55 years, all of them strays from their neighborhood.
They helped financially support Frances Hester in the 1960’s and 1970’s when Hester was running a cat shelter from her home. Betty then became involved with Cat Care Society and Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance (now known as Divine Feline).
Betty was also an avid antiques collector throughout her life. She sold many of her collections to help fund the building of Cat Care Society’s shelter.
Betty passed away in November, 2014, leaving behind an amazing legacy of love and generosity. The Feline Fix was humbled and incredibly grateful to be listed as a beneficiary in Betty’s will. We received funds from Betty’s estate in the fall of 2015. Early this year, our Board of Directors voted to utilize a portion of Betty’s gift to help cover extraordinary medical expenses for cats that come through our spay/neuter clinic.
To pay homage to her memory, we have formally established the Betty Watchous Fund in her honor, which will be utilized to assist cats with extraordinary medical needs that are seen at our Feline Fix spay/neuter clinic.
Lorraine Lee was a compassionate, kind woman whose mission in life was helping animals in need. Lorraine began helping cats in her neighborhood many years ago, and soon found herself in a position of taking responsibility for numerous feral-cat colonies, along with the many non-feral cats she rescued and brought to her home for care.
Lorraine became the go-to person in her neighborhood for stray, feral, and pet cats that needed help and attention. She worked with The Feline Fix over the years to insure that all of these cats were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for the many health conditions with which they presented. Lorraine’s legacy is one of love, compassion, selflessness, and a wonderful sense of humor. She is dearly missed by human and four-legged friends alike.
Lorraine sadly passed away a few years ago, with her beloved and devoted cat, Tyson, by her side. The Feline Fix was humbled and incredibly grateful to be listed as a beneficiary in her will. In 2016, our Board of Directors voted to utilize a portion of Lorraine's gift to assist our clients in greatest need.
To pay homage to her memory, we have formally established the Tyson Fund in Memory of Lorraine Lee.