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Pat Derby (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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August 24, 2017

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August 24, 2017

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July 15, 2013
I saw Pat and Ted every weekend at the San Diego Zoo and still have all their postcards that they sold there. I have always loved Pat and her dedication to wildlife. I was crushed to here this and I will miss her so much.
April 6, 2013
In memory of a great person who devoted her life to helping God's beautiful creatures. We were lucky to have visited her elephant sanctuary in Galt several years ago and to witness the haven she created for animals whose existence had been miserable prior to her providing a new life for them. Love, blessings and appreciation always and may PAWS continue on.
March 30, 2013
Jesus Christ has made the resurrection hope a reality.
March 8, 2013
The staff of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee extend their heartfelt condolences to the PAWS family as they mourn the passing of Pat. This loss is felt throughout the animal welfare community as deeply as her compassion was felt by those animals whose lives she impacted. The first to champion the cause of performing animals, Pat took on the heavy responsibility and shared in the great joy of providing elephants, and many other performing animals, the refuge and freedom they deserved. We are proud to have walked this path with Pat and our hearts are with the entire PAWS family as they grieve the loss of their leader and dear friend.
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