Kathleen Dawson


A “two year work assignment…tops” turned into thirty-eight wonderful years in New Jersey for Kathy, planting deep roots and raising her family with true love and devotion.  She captivated those around her with her quick wit and was always there to to lend a hand - to family, friends, charities, her greater community and animals.  She never met a tricky tray she didn't like or an argument she couldn't win.

With an open heart and warm smile - this is how Kathy graced our world and how those who were blessed by her presence will always remember her.


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Common sense for Animals

Common Sense for Animals is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by Robert R. Blease, D.V.M. Its mission is to promote animal welfare through education and community service, and it strives to educate all people, particularly children, as to what constitutes proper care and the importance of protecting our environment, wildlife, habitat and endangered species.  

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