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Ginny Goes to the Bridge

By September 28, 2005

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Ginny, the incredible dog who rescued cats, died August 25th of this year in the home of her partner in rescue, Philip Gonzalez, of Long Beach, NY. Ginny's incredible zeal for rescuing "special needs" cats, combined with her uncanny aptitude for sniffing them out made her the darling of the rescue world, along with the rest of us.
Philip Gonzalez immortalized his pal Ginny with his first book, Ginny, the Dog Who Rescues Cats in 1996, and soon followed up with his second book on Ginny's rescues, The Blessing of the Animals.

Philip will honor Ginny by continuing with his rescue work, with the aid of The Ginny Fund, which he established prior to Ginny's passing. (Donations are always welcome.) Ginny has become so beloved among animal lovers that she has her own fan club, aptly named "Ginny Fan Club," whose members affectionately refer to her as "the Mother Theresa of cats." You can learn a lot more about Ginny and her rescues, along with stories, pictures, and videos, by visiting the Ginny Fan Club.


September 27, 2012 at 9:23 am
(1) Donna says:

What a heartwarming tale of a true hero! A real cat whisperer.
She is an angel. Sweet gentle Ginny, Rip ; )

May 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm
(2) leisa persall says:

just read “the dog who rescues cats”. a very heartwarming, touching story. one i won’t soon forget.

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