Start A Petition

David Lemke

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

Puyallup, WA, USA
male, age 57
married, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Feb 2, 2006
What I Want to Do:

My Page Billboard
Freelanthropy Search: What are you searching for?

We founded Spots and Stripes ( 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?
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Feb 2, 2006 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Cat Lovers, Friends of Feral Cats, Small/Medium NonProfits & Charities Co-Op
Hometown Wherever I am, there I am 
Birthday July 15, 1961  
Languages English  
About Me Husband, Cat-Whisperer, father and grandfather, ex-warrior whose mission has changed to God, family, and cats. Disabled, four back ops, titanium instead of bone. Heart of gold. Big man who cries a lot and isn't ashamed of it. Cats and God have saved my live so many times, I owe them the same. They brought me out of depression, and gave me a reason to go on when all I could think about was being a burden on my wife, and how she could use my life insurance. I despise "charities" that pay their founders, officers and lobbyist while the subject of their cause goes without. We make no money operating our charity, and thanks to the IRS agent supervising our 501(c)(3) application, no one at Spots and Stripes ever will. He helped us by writing part of our "Articles of Incorporation" to put that clause in stone.
  Introduce yourself to David
Pets 3 Cats - Exotic, 3 Cats feral, the spirit of another feral cat  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Very Conservative
Religions Christian - Catholic  
Eating Habits Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me My past is something my granddaughter's granddaughter may finally be able learn about.
My Philosophy Avoid the appearance of impropriety.
What Gives Me Hope The love I get from the feral cats I care for.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Disband congress.
What/who changed my life and why "Made in Heaven" with Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis, because it is the story of my wife and I, in our opinions.
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me Hillary Clinton  
Role Models father, mother, mother-in-law, father-in-law  
Interests Wife, cats, computers, stock market  
Books the Bible, Anne Colter  
Music Classic Rock, Charlie Daniels Band, Phil Collins  
Movies Made in Heaven, Independence Day, Die Hard  
TV Shows Big Cat Diaries, the CSI's, SG-1, Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica  
Favorite Foods Pizza and cheeseburgers  
Favorite Places Whereever my wife and I are together  
Can't Live Without My wife, My cat, coffee, computers, God's Love  
  Introduce yourself to David
My Thank You Notes
Friends of David

Karen L.

PrimaAWAY B.

Wendy J.

Linda G.

Rebecca W.

View all: 6 friends
My Butterfly Rewards

Most recent activity (up to 500 gifts shown)

    I’ve earned Butterfly Credits
    Comment Board
    Viewing 8 of 8: view all | add a comment »
    Jul 9, 2008 5:54 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    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...

    Jul 20, 2007 1:23 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.
    Jul 12, 2007 10:53 AM

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

    May 9, 2007 11:36 AM

    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.

    Het Book Van Klaas Vaak by Rien Poortvliet 118 lbl.jpg

    Mar 24, 2007 10:05 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    ~In our eternal souls~
    ~harmony rules naturally~

    Catkin by P J Lynch 1.jpg

    Dec 6, 2006 11:48 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
    May the beauty of the season surround you!
    Winter Sleigh

    Nov 12, 2006 1:34 AM

    Linda B. (2413)

    My dear beautiful friend, may you sleep ever so soundly knowing you are loved.

    Thank you for sharing your light with me.
    Aug 15, 2006 9:27 PM

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

    1 Testimonials view all
    Profile theme: "Other: Angel"   |    as your profile theme
    Flag as Inappropriate

    New to Care2? Start Here.