In an earlier life, Salisbury University graduate Patty Crankshaw-Quimby thought she had prepared for another vocational calling.
An early prodigy of the famed Mason family of Easton’s culinary delights, Patty loved the Masons, the food business, and its impact on Talbot County, but a serendipitous job opening at the Talbot Humane Society more than two decades ago started a career in animal protection.
Now, with 22 years at the Humane Society and ten years as its executive director, Patty looks back on those two decades with a certain degree of pride and optimism that the Mid-Shore is managing abandoned dogs and cats (or snakes, birds, or tigers for that matter) better and more humanely than ever before.
In our interview with the Spy to celebrate her years of service and mission success, Patty talks about the evolution in animal protection, the need to assist pets and their owners during hard times, the growing awareness of mental illness with animals and humans, and the challenges that must be faced in the years ahead.
This video is approximately five minutes in length. For more information about Talbot Humane please go here.