Spaniel Aid UK is announcing the death of one of their most active workers, Maxine Lower. The organisation is really hurt by her demise, as she has left a very vast area that will be almost impossible to cover.
She reportedly lost her life in a ghastly motor accident, whose details are not revealed for now.
“Many of you, no matter how long you have followed us, will have heard of “the farm” where all the “naughty” dogs went into foster. Well the farm was not really a place it was a person and that person was Maxine Lower. Heartbreakingly we got the dreadful news on Monday that she had lost her life in a terrible accident. Maxine joined us as a fosterer in March 2016 and very soon it became obvious she would play a big role in Spaniel Aid.
“She soon joined admin and became a trustee although she decided that was too peopley for her 🙂 She took care of our website and was our fundraiser. Who knew that a woman and a dog called Rumpole and his love of Jammie dodgers would raise so much money and make so many people so happy? But her true passion and skill was with the dogs. She had no formal training but a life of farming and horses and dogs and just a natural ability with them shone through.
“It soon became obvious she loved the “naughty” ones. Except they were not really naughty just misunderstood or mishandled. It was our pleasure to see a dog that you couldn’t get near on arrival licking her face a few days later. A dog that we had been told we would not be able to get out of a car have a slip lead over its head and its paws touching he ground before it had a chance to react and a dog fearful of other dogs running around with her pack having a whale of a time.
“We stopped counting at 100 but we think she fostered over 300 dogs the majority of those with issues. Its not an over exaggeration to say she saved these dogs lives. It seems inconceivable that we will never be able to ask her to take a troubled dog again and to watch the videos of them as they flourished. We will manage all the others jobs she took on (far too many as she could never say no) but we will never be able to replace her or the farm.
“Running a rescue based online can be very weird as our whole day is spent in a messenger chat talking to people that in many cases we have yet to meet. Many of us had only met Maxine a handful of times, some had never met her but we spoke to her daily either online or on the phone and she became a friend. We will in due course think of a way to honour her memory but for now we are just mourning a fosterer, an admin and a friend. Our deepest condolences go to all her family and friends.
“Rest in Peace our friend” The organisation wrote on their Facebook page, as they mourn.