Diane Makinney, 1953-2012

Diane Makinney, 1953-2012

By: Patti Strand  Date: 02/25/2012 Category: | Animal Legislation |

The strength and character of any organization originates with its members and volunteers, and for the last 10 years NAIA was blessed to have as one of its most dedicated volunteers, Diane Makinney. A friend of animals and animal owners who put her heart into everything she believed in, we miss her deeply.

Diane’s positive attitude inspired everyone who was lucky enough to work with her. Her spirit always lifted us, no matter how daunting the challenge. Her “can do” attitude was accompanied by remarkable competence and follow through. And despite her accomplishments and hard work, Diane was motivated only by a deep sense of integrity, the desire to always do the right thing for the right reasons, never seeking glory, always working to accomplish the mission.

Because of Diane Makinney NAIA is a much better organization than it would have been, and NAIA will never forget her.

To memorialize our profound appreciation, NAIA will create an annual award in her name, which will be given at the beginning of each New Year.

Rest in Peace, Diane. We will always miss you.

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Patti Strand - NAIA President

Patti is a recognized expert and consultant on contemporary animal issues, most notably responsible dog ownership and the animal rights movement. She often appears on radio and television and her articles on canine issues, animal welfare, public policy and animal rights have appeared in major US news publications and in trade, professional and scientific journals. Patti and her…

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