Today’s day of sanctuary was sponsored by Joan O’Flaherty in memory of her parents’ birthdays. Ned and Noreen were both born on March 1st, though two years apart. Joan shared that Ned and Noreen greatly loved animals, the environment and conservation. For the past few years, Joan has generously sponsored this day in Ned and Noreen’s honor, as well as their anniversary, and feels they would have loved the chimpanzees.
It’s amazing to see the difference caring and compassionate people make in the world, even when they are no longer here with us. Joan, thank you so much for choosing to honor your parents by making a difference in the chimpanzees’ lives. We are always so touched and wish you much joy, comfort and love through your memories of them on this special day.