‘Spay While You Can,’ Says the Cat on the Van

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

When PETA suffered a “van down” earlier this year, longtime President’s Circle members Adam and Leni Sender stepped up to the plate. The Sender family—tireless animal advocates who have opened their home to numerous rescued animals, including a refugee from Hurricane Katrina—donated the money for PETA to buy a new and improved van, and we dedicated the vehicle to the memory of their beloved cat Patti.

The “Patti Wagon” will urge people to save lives by spaying and neutering their animals while it ferries animals in need to and from appointments with PETA’s no-cost to low-cost spay-and-neuter clinics. We love the Senders as much as the Senders love animals. Thank you for being the animals’ “Spay Santas”!

And the van’s namesake? Well, we think Patti would be purrfectly pleased with her mobile memorial.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind