Kate Quigley, a.k.a the Dog Lady, is being heralded by the Star for driving into “high poverty” neighborhoods and looking for animals that are being neglected or abused. She goes knocking on doors, talking to owners, and leaving supplies.
She even goes so far as to kidnap dogs to have them spayed or neutered or as the Star puts it:
“By ‘borrowing’ pets to have them spayed and neutered, she stops the misery of neglect from repeating itself litter after litter.”
The dog lady admits to bringing in 438 cats and 562 dogs, that’s 1,000 counts of pet knapping for those of you keeping count.
Reportedly the dog lady keeps a copy of the Serenity Prayer in her truck to remind her that these poor dogs are forced to remain outside and “never know the softness of a living room rug.” The fact that evolution selected dogs not to have deposable thumbs and instead gave them sharp claws and teeth with which they use to survive the not-so soft outdoors environment escapes Miss Kate.
“If we can change the life of even one dog, it matters,” she tells the Star.
And the Dog Lady takes that mantra to heart. Just last year she donated 95 doghouses and 14,700 pounds of dog food to pet owners. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear she bothered to donate even one single can of corn or a gently used coat to the needy children she’s met on her travels through these “high poverty” areas.
You might be wondering how a woman that so obviously cares about suffering might ignore the children suffering in these communities. We think her own words say it all.
“I hate people.”