Tails up and down the beach are at half mast, as Ocean Shores and the North Beach has lost a true treasure, Joan Baus. This forwarded email from the Valdez’s shares the sad, but inevitable news about a woman who continued to work for the dogs and cats of PAWS even while she was suffering.
Dear Fellow Board Members & Friends: For those of you who may not have heard, we lost our dear Joan tonight.
It was a peaceful passing and a death with dignity. She is no longer suffering and with her dear Lord now….She was a wonderful friend to all of us and has been such a strong advocate for PAWS, and instrumental in the success of so many of our programs, she believed in wholeheartedly over the past few years.
We are all going to miss her spirit, her courage, her tenacity,& ability to find hundreds of animals loving homes. She was instrumental in the success of the Freedom Tails Program, our Spay Neuter Clinics, and Spay Neuter Voucher Program over the years, and will never be forgotten…..She was an amazing woman, and an inspiration to all of us. Please keep Kevin and her family in your prayers…….We’re going to miss her so very much… Mike & Lorna