The Irish Council Against Blood Sports was saddened to learn of the untimely death of Anne Fitzgerald, a deeply compassionate and caring individual who was devoted to animal rescue and protection. Anne, who worked with the Cork Animal Care Society, will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Her selfless care and devotion to animals was legendary, and her death will leave a huge void in the animal welfare and activist community.
Anne was a great campaigner on all animal welfare issues, and attended many anti-blood sports protests. Last October, she travelled all the way from Cork to Edenderry in Co. Offaly to take part in an ICABS/ARAN protest against coursing. She was truly committed to abolishing cruelty to animals and making this planet a better place for them.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to her loving family and friends at this very sad time.
Ní beidh a leithéid arís ann. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Funeral arrangements: Thursday, 23 June, 2011, 11 am in the Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy.
|Anne Fitzgerald, RIP
Tributes to Anne
"Anne’s deep and abiding Love for animals knew no bounds. Her compassion to all those creatures that share our planet with us reached out and touched any creature that needed her. In Anne’s case it can be said that she went the extra mile, if that is what it took to save a life."
Albert Kleyn, Chairman, Cork Animal Care Society
In Memoriam: Anne Fitzgerald
"Anne was an extremely dedicated and active member of the Cork Animal Care Society who devoted her life to helping animals and specifically cats...For those who knew Anne, she was on the front lines at any chance she could in order to help expose the ugly face of animal abuse. There was never a time I can remember where she would not go out of her way to attend our demonstrations for the animals."
John Carmody, Animal Rights Action Network
"Anne was devoted to animals, she lived with them and for them. No matter what time of the night, what day of the week, Anne was there for them. She was always on the go, on her way to rescue distressed animals, and even when at home, she would never stop as she had so many kittens to care for...Anne was an inspiration for all of us. We won’t be able to replace her, but we must continue the amazing work she was doing by putting our efforts together."
A sad day in the animal world
"The world of rescue in Ireland has lost one of its most compassionate members today."
East Galway Animal Rescue