Animals Best Friends has had many wonderful people who have helped them over the years. One of these special people was Linda Dobson.

Linda Dobson was a wonderful lady with a beautiful smile who passed away on May 3. Linda had a great love of her family and was a supporter of animal rescue, including Animals Best Friends.

I met Linda many years ago and would visit with her quite often about our families and animals.

Linda’s favorite breed of dog was the cocker spaniel. With the assistance of Animals Best Friends volunteers through our work at the old Independence Animal Shelter, we were able to help Linda with the adoptions of three beautiful cocker spaniels over the years. Their names were Mattie, Freckles and Suzy. Each was very special to Linda.

The Dobson family has been great supporters of our organization. Their family-owned business, New Signs, has donated sign material, attended our fundraisers and made signs. In 2004 they surprised our organization with a huge sign that is outside our Animals Best Friends facility. We are all very proud of our sign made by this amazing family.

Linda was such a sweet and good person. She will be missed by all who knew her and I am one of those people. May God bless the Dobson family.