Renee and Marianne

When it came to honoring her mother, Renee looked no further than Best Friends Animal Society. Renee’s mother, Marianne, had a passion for animals and as her health declined, she became very concerned about her own senior pets. Marianne knew that senior animals were often passed over for adoption, despite having lived with a loving family for many years.

Choosing to delay her own treatment for cancer, Renee cared for her ailing mother until she passed away. Leaving behind a 13-year-old dachshund who brought great joy to her life, Marianne passed just two months shy of her 90th birthday. But true to her kind and generous nature, Marianne had left a gift to Best Friends in her will. And when Renee told us about her mother’s love for animals, we were delighted to be a part of their story. 

Marianne wished to help encourage the adoption of senior animals, because they had brought so much happiness to her own life. It is our privilege to help Renee honor her mother’s memory by devoting her gift of love and hope to homeless pets who need a second chance. 

Our hearts are profoundly touched by Renee and Marianne, and their willingness to provide safety and care to pets in need. If you have a passion for helping the animals and would like to find out how you can plan your own gift to Best Friends, please contact us at or by phone at 435-644-2001, ext. 4503. Together, we can Save Them All.