Jan Salter passed away on the 29th of April 2018, exactly two years ago today.
At this difficult time of lockdowns and coronavirus, we are missing her more than ever. She was an inspiring leader whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals was the driving force behind KAT Centre for many years. Now that she is gone, we are having to go forward without her, while at the same time trying to act in a way that does service to her memory and extends her great legacy.
At the time of her death, KAT Centre was undergoing a huge amount of change. We had recently moved to our newly acquired land that she had worked so hard to raise funds for, making many personal sacrifices along the way. With nothing but a bare plot, we were all putting sweat and tears into building it up from the ground so that we could resume our important work. This was Jan’s dream and last wish – for KAT Centre to have it’s own permanent home that could grow with our success, without the need to pay rents or risk being evicted by landlords.
Jan never got to see the end result of her dream during her lifetime. Still, we hope that somehow she is still able to look down at all we have achieved in the two years that have passed since she left us.