Performing Animal Welfare Society founder Pat Derby feeds Annie in 1997. Annie was 55 years old when she was euthanized recently due to leg problems stemming from decades of standing on concrete at a Wisconsin zoo. She no longer wandered out to her favorite grassy spot in the hills of Calaveras County to recline in the sun. Since 1984, PAWS, founded by Ed Stewart and Derby, has offered sanctuary to animals rescued or retired from zoos, circuses and other entertainment enterprises.
Performing Animal Welfare Society founder Pat Derby feeds Annie in 1997. Annie was 55 years old when she was euthanized recently due to leg problems stemming from decades of standing on concrete at a Wisconsin zoo. She no longer wandered out to her favorite grassy spot in the hills of Calaveras County to recline in the sun. Since 1984, PAWS, founded by Ed Stewart and Derby, has offered sanctuary to animals rescued or retired from zoos, circuses and other entertainment enterprises. Laura Chun Sacramento Bee file
Performing Animal Welfare Society founder Pat Derby feeds Annie in 1997. Annie was 55 years old when she was euthanized recently due to leg problems stemming from decades of standing on concrete at a Wisconsin zoo. She no longer wandered out to her favorite grassy spot in the hills of Calaveras County to recline in the sun. Since 1984, PAWS, founded by Ed Stewart and Derby, has offered sanctuary to animals rescued or retired from zoos, circuses and other entertainment enterprises. Laura Chun Sacramento Bee file

Elephant’s life ends, but her story lives

November 28, 2014 05:32 PM