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David Lemke

"Be the best husband I can, and save wild cats 4 paws at a time"

Puyallup, WA, USA
male, age 53
married, 1 child
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We founded Spots and Stripes (http://www.spotsandstripes.net/) on a couple simple principles:  First, when someone donates to a charity such as ours, they should know their money is going to the cause, not people.  We are legally barred from taking any salary or other compensation thanks to the I.R.S. Agent who oversaw and approved our 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt status application.  We enlisted his aid, as an expert in the field, to write a section of our Articles of Incorporation to state that no founders, board members or officers could ever get paid.  Never, ever - long after my wife and I have left this existance, Spots and Stripes will live on and never pay a salary to anyone.

Second, our motto is "Saving Cats, Four Paws at a Time".  Wild cats, that is.  Not just Tigers, leopards and cheetahs, but feral cats.  Those cats thrown away by people, left to fend for themselves in the great outdoors.  Through Capture-Neuter-Release, vet checking, vaccinating and then monitoring and caring for their colonies, we've managed in two years to prevent over 100 BILLION unwanted kittens! (Fact:  One fertile female kitten can produce, with her offspring, over 400,000 kittens in seven years!  But she won't be around to know them - her life expectancy is only two-four years)  We also work globally with other groups to preserve bigger cats, when possible provide grants to low-income families to help offset vet bills, and aid the elderly in looking after their life-long companions. 


Our goal

is to build four shelters without cages and a no-kill policy.  Adopt out those ferals who we can socialize, have a hospice for dying cats, and a retirement home for those whose caretakers have passed away or can no longer tend to their needs.  Our cats know no politics, and accept help from any and all.  Can you lend a hand as well?
 
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City Puyallup 
State/Province, Country WA, USA 
Home Page http://www.spotsandstripes.net  
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Organization Spots and Stripes Inc., A Feline Charity 
Street Address 10903 56th Ave Ct E
#M-204 
City Puyallup 
State/Province, Country WA, USA 98373 
Work Email spotsandstripes@comcast.net 
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    Jul 10, 2008 12:54 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
     DAVID,
    May all your wishes and dreams
    come true!!
    And as you celebrate
    the day of your birth, may peace
    and beauty fill the Earth!!!
    Warm blessings and joy...
    Becca  

    Jul 20, 2007 8:23 PM

    Linda B. (2413)
    I am so sorry I missed your birthday, due to a fatal Care 2 glitch, my van ran out of gas.
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    Jul 12, 2007 5:53 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID,
    May your special day be filled with sunshine,
    roses, and true beauty! May you be surrounded,
    by those you love!
    Becca


    May 9, 2007 6:36 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    Your inner beauty is a blessing in my life.  Thank you for being a friend with a lovely soul and a caring heart.

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    Mar 25, 2007 5:05 AM

    Linda B. (2413)

    ~In our eternal souls~
    ~harmony rules naturally~

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    Dec 7, 2006 7:48 AM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
    May the beauty of the season surround you!
    Becca
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    Nov 12, 2006 9:34 AM

    Linda B. (2413)

    My dear beautiful friend, may you sleep ever so soundly knowing you are loved.
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    Thank you for sharing your light with me.
    Aug 16, 2006 4:27 AM

    Linda B. (2413)
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    You're a wonderful friend, and that's no whale of a tale.

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