My first introduction to Linda Vaughn was through my job interview some 7 years ago. She was and still remains one of the most warm and welcoming individuals I have ever known.
I once asked, after being hired, what did she see in me to hire me, a 63-year-old woman. She said with a smile, potential. That was one of Linda’s many gifts, the potential she saw in others whether a young 23-year-old or a retired 63-years-young bank manager. Linda was always there to encourage and help develop each individual’s strengths.
Linda’s passion was to help and care for injured, abused or abandoned cats/kittens. Linda was always at Brooke’s side without question, whether it was crawling under a house to rescue abandoned kittens or trying to catch allusive cats in an elderly person’s home who was no longer able to care for them. Oh, what stories they would share with us.
For me, she was a model of kindness and caring for humans as well. Linda, as a former volunteer Shelter Director and Board Member, demonstrated those same qualities as an employer, always recognizing not only work accomplished but the amount of effort taken to complete the task.
My greatest admiration of Linda Vaughn was her journalism skills. She was able to put into words the most heartwarming stories of our rescued cats/ kittens.
Each time Linda visited the shelter, her presence alone gave me the assurance that everything would be okay. No matter what situations we may have been dealing with, whether it involved cats, kittens, supplies or maintenance, Linda had the answer. She gave me a sense of security.