"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kent
Brad Oliveri's memory will live on because of all the good he has done helping our community's cats in need. Brad's heart was full of love, he was kind of spirit and compassionate. He was a volunteer with the Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas and fully supported ASVT's mission to help abandoned, abused and neglected pets, fund spay and neuter services and find loving families for thousands of pets. Brad Oliveri passed away on December 16, 2021.
Doug and I met Brad 44 years ago as home building contractors in Montgomery County and formed a long-lasting friendship. When we decided to start an animal rescue organization, Brad was ready and willing to help. He spent his most recent years being "hands on" at the ASVT Halfway House (which has now been replaced by our individual foster families). Brad came daily to socialize, feed and clean up after the many cats that came through the facility. He LOVED every cat and kitten and they loved him. Even the most scared and traumatized cats fell under Brad's spell. His compassion and love enabled all of the cats and kittens to go confidently on to their adoptive families.
Brad was very protective of his Halfway House cats; he was always a part of the adoption approval process. During adoption meet and greets at the Halfway House, Brad was in the background, quietly observing and would let us know if the family met his approval or not. Every cat was important to Brad so it was always emotional for him when the cat left with their new owner.
Our deepest condolences go out to Brad's wife, Sue, his family and all who knew him. Brad will be greatly missed but will always be with us in our hearts. Brad is watching over us from the Rainbow Bridge in heaven, surrounded by many happy cats.
Kathy Joslyn, President
Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas, Inc. 501(c)(3)
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