Death of the founder of Pet Rescue in Larchmont
The founder of Pet Rescue, formerly based in Larchmont, now Pet Rescue in Harrison, has passed away. The organization writes: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pet Rescue Founder and Spiritual Guide Sue Kamell on May 13, 2021 at the age of 94. Sue had always been an animal lover and had fond memories. of his own pets.
She was also an artist and had a master’s degree from Columbia University in art history and, years later, a master’s degree in social work. She worked as an assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, and her own paintings (rescue cats and dogs were the subjects of many of her paintings) have been exhibited in galleries across the country, as well as in art galleries. art exhibitions with jury.
Sue founded Pet Rescue in 1982 after years of caring for animals in various settings and then volunteering at a local animal shelter without killing where she was appalled at the terrible and overcrowded conditions and determined to find a best way to care for the homeless. , abandoned or neglected dogs and cats, and find caring and responsible homes for them. His house in Larchmont became a refuge and was filled with scores of orphan cats and dogs.
Some stories about Kamell over the years: