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Tribute to Janie Treadwell (1938-2006)
One of Hill County's Finest
Memorials In Janie's Name
One of the greatest sacrifices a person can make in his
or her life is to volunteer their precious time to help others. Janie Treadwell,
along with her beloved husband Bob, did just that by volunteering with Hill County
Paw Pals. They worked tirelessly in the group towards attaining the stated goals
of building and donating an animal shelter to Hillsboro, (to evolve into “contracted”
county use) which will help our most helpless creatures—homeless dogs and cats.
Equally important were Janie’s contributions to Paw Pals’
goals of correcting pet overpopulation by working with the proactive programs of
Education and Spay/Neuter. The love Janie had for animals and her commitment to
them was obvious through the sacrifice of her own time spent working to further
Paw Pals’ goals. Janie spent hundreds of volunteer hours working to better Hill
County by attending Paw Pals’ fund raising events and working entire twelve hour
shifts each month at the Paw Pals Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinics.
Janie’s enthusiasm inspired other volunteers to follow her lead. She believed she
could affect positive change in our county to help end our tragic pet overpopulation
problem in which over 1,000 unwanted but adoptable companion animals (dogs and cats)
are euthanized each year.
Janie’s passion for and commitment to Paw Pals has been
a major factor in the group’s ongoing and unprecedented success. To date, Paw Pals
has achieved nearly $90,000 towards the building of this much needed animal shelter.
Janie’s participation in the low cost sterilization clinics has resulted in 500
sterilizations and 1,038 rabies vaccinations being administered—all at zero cost
to tax payers. Janie’s selfless and loving efforts have resulted in 4,000 unwanted
pets from being born had each of those 500 pets produced a litter of eight. Through
her work, Janie made an invaluable impact on Hill County’s pet overpopulation problem
and it all started when she chose to make a difference and joined a group that shared
her passion for helping our community’s most helpless creatures—unwanted dog and
Each and every member of Hill County Paw Pals salutes
Janie Treadwell for her selfless commitment to and tireless work for the people
and companion animals of this county. Hill County, its residents, and particularly
its dogs and cats, all lost a dear friend when Janie Treadwell passed away but all
of us at Paw Pals hope the wonderful example she set will inspire others to join
in our grassroots movement that continues to work towards correcting pet overpopulation—ending
the needless abandonment and killing of our companion animal friends while reducing
our community’s health, economic and legal liabilities.
Printed in the Reporter Newspaper (Hillsboro) on April
Printed in the Paw Print Press (Itasca)on May 19, 2006
Hill County Paw Pals, Inc. non-profit corporation P.O.   Box 1533, Hillsboro, Texas 76645, (254) 580-0679