Mary Ann Sternal
My involvement with PAWS Partners was born through my love of dogs (and
cats). I am a Pueblo native, attended the university here, worked and retired
early from the former telephone company, US WEST. Since then I have volunteered
and served on various boards in a number of different ways, however, nothing
has inspired me more than the dedication I see here at PAWS for Life. A
pet is chosen to become part of one's family and that responsibility must
be taken seriously. I personally want to share with others the simple joy
found through the love of a pet.
Joe Adamich a Colorado Native is an artist and paints in watercolors,
pastels and acrylics. His work is in many permanent collections and displays
a broad spectrum from city scenes and still life's to his whimsical portrayal
He has always loved animals and grew up with dogs and cats.
He not only appreciates the obvious qualities but the humor animals generate.
“Underdogs” are his favorite. Those animals that don’t get
all the breaks in life. Mac, one of his favorites was a stray who adopted
Joe. When he found Joe he had been throwing up tin-foil, had paint and cement
in his fur and was pretty dirty, but with one look it was an instant connection.
He has always had a soft-spot for those animals. Working as
a Partner for PAWS is his way of helping to give many of those “underdogs”
“The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?”
but rather, “Can they suffer?”