Linda Vaughn

Thank you, Linda, for your all your countless hours to help save so many kitties! All your years of dedication will never be forgotten. Her loving legacy will remain part of River Cities forever!
Bless your beautiful soul.

Some words from people she touched:

Dianne Giroir

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.

Dianne Giroir

Susan Weaver

Linda fostered my youngest kitty, Sparky. She would send me updates and pictures all the time. When the time came for him to come live with me she had a hard time giving him up. I first met Linda when I became acquainted with RCHSC. She was such a caring and loving person. She was so dedicated to RCHSC and I truly believe that the success of this wonderful no-kill rescue facility is due in large part to her untiring efforts on its’ behalf.

Susan Weaver

Kay Carolyn Brooks

Linda was a quiet and calming mentor to so many of us who love and care for animals. I am grateful for her influence and friendship. She will be greatly missed at River Cities cat shelter.

Kay Carolyn Brooks

Patricia Fontana

One of my best memories of. Linda was her in her jeep, she would pull in the driveway at River City, there would be mud splashed all over it, so cool. It said who she was. Being one of the original founding members of River City took both heart and intelligence. This lady had both. She is missed dearly.

Patricia Fontana