Thursday 23rd April
Ann Brandon - Kama's Cave Memorial Fund
Yesterday we lost a very special lady.
Ann Brandon was a lady with a mission and that was to care for as many Greyhounds and Sighthounds who needed her. Through Kama’s Cave Greyhound Sanctuary, she helped hundreds of ex-racing Greyhounds. She also helped Galgo’s that had been rescued in Spain as well as Sighthounds that were rescued from the streets in Romania and took in many dogs found abandoned and mistreated locally.
In the last few months Ann underwent treatment for her cancer at Peterborough hospital but always insisted on returning home to her dogs which is where she passed peacefully on Wednesday 22nd April. She passed at home with her daughter Kirstie, son James and her dogs.
When Ann started her treatment, she had to allow the dogs she was looking after for the Greyhound Trust to go to other kennels. She did however insist that all of the sponsor dogs continue to be cared for under the Kama’s Cave banner and we will ensure that this happens. We will continue to raise funds to ensure that all of the dogs that remained in Ann’s care live out their lives in safety and with all the care they need.
We are setting up a memorial fund in Ann’s name and all funds will go to Kama’s Cave and the sponsor dogs. We do not have access to the Kama’s Cave Bank Account and PayPal accounts at present so Paul Hindle has offered to co-ordinate the memorial fund and ensure that every penny goes to help the dogs that are still at Kama’s Cave.
If you would like to donate in memory of Ann you can do so by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you send your donation as sending money to a friend and put “For Ann” in the PayPal message box. If you do not have PayPal but would like to donate please send a message through the Kama’s Cave Greyhound Sanctuary Facebook page. Paul has supported Ann for many years with fundraising for the dogs and is also an admin on the Kama’s Cave page and he will reply to you. He will let you know how to pay by Bank transfer or by Cheque, whichever is most suitable.
We are also putting together a memorial book to remember Ann. We are currently saving details of as many Facebook posts as possible and will also include pictures of Ann and the dogs she has helped over the years. If you would like send a personal message and/or a picture to be included please email it to email@example.com and put Memorial Book in the email subject.
We will also be holding a walk, hopefully at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough, once the lockdown travel restrictions are lifted and we can safely meet up. We will give full details when we are able to book a date and clarify plans but hopefully, we can fill Ferry Meadows with as many Greyhounds and Sighthounds as possible. We will have a walk and stay on for a picnic to celebrate Ann’s life and her never ending love for her Children and her dogs.
Thank you for all of the comments and messages already received. We will continue to post to the Kama’s Cave page with details of Ann’s funeral, the memorial fund and the dogs still in our care that your donations are helping.