Tuesday evening (4/12/2011) I received word that the founder of Guardian Angel Basset Rescue (GABR).....Fran Gray.....has passed away suddenly. From what I understand she passed away at home with her three bassets by her side.
I had the honor of getting to know Fran when I became a transporter for GABR. She was the women that started it all for GABR. If it had not been for Fran, GABR would not exist today and their would not have been 3500+ bassets saved because of her. She was always there to listen to my stories and more than willing to kick that person in the butt for how they treated their basset. We will all have the opportunity to honor her memory together as we gather this Saturday night at the Basset Ball fundraiser for GABR.
Fran was a wonderful woman with a big heart. When a wandering basset hound by the name of Moose was brought to her many years ago, she realized the need for rescue and with the help of a few friends would start Guardian Angel Basset Rescue. Momma going to her home and picking up her 3 basset hounds and bringing them to the kennel until we are able to arrange foster homes. Today there is a wonderful woman at the Rainbow Bridge taking all of the animals at the bridge that were abused, homeless, and never knew the love a family across the bridge with her to heaven. It will be her best and final rescue.
We know that there are some very happy bassets at the Bridge as they now have someone that will love, care and watch over them. I can imagine that Fran was greeted with many waggin tails and tons of kisses when she got to heaven's gate.
God Speed....Rest In Peace.....Fran.....You will be missed but never forgotten.
The Jeakins Family
Wes, Sherri, Cleo, Winston and Amiee
P.S....If you could please give Precious, Elliott and Tabby a big hug for me I would really appreciate it. HoundDogMom