Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In Memory of Marta!

On June 7, 2018
Marta Engracias Castiilo Ortiz
Born 16 April 1940
Passed away

The Spanky Project has been blessed in meeting amazing Cubans since our beginnings in 2003.
Marta, was a cat colony keeper and counts as one of them.
She sustained a colony in a construction site on the edge of Plaza de Armas in Havana.
We were introduced to Martha as a prime candidate for a TNR program.
In October of 2012 the Spanky Project along with, invited guest organization, Animal Balance conducted Cuba's first mass TNR.
Marta's cats in Plaza de Armas were the first colony to be part of this new and ongoing program.

Marta also cared for Nano. 
One of the resident dogs in the plaza.

Marta will be missed.

Upon receiving the sad news we shared it in
Spanky Project Facebook Group and Spanky Project USA Page.

My heart goes out to everyone that was affected by her passing - love in my heart for her and everyone that knew her! 
-Ashley Russell-Harte

RIP Marta. I know you did this from the bottom of your heart and your love of animals.
-Stephanie Evers 

What a sad day may she rest in peace
-Isabelita De Cuba

So sorry to hear of Marta’s passing. She was a special lady
-Leslie Pont 

Oh no...i met her a few years ago... she did so much for the cats and dogs overthere.... tjee....
-Nicky Kil 

 May Her Spirit Soar with those of all the street cats of Havana Vieja.
-Cindy Kilgore 

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