Gus W. Thornton 1933-2010The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, my favorite charity, lost one of their most outstanding leaders on January 24.
As detailed in the obituary at the MSPCA website, Gus Thornton first arrived at the MSPCA's Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston in 1957 as an intern. He became Chief of Staff in 1966, a position he held until 1989, when he was named President of the MSPCA. He retired in 2002. He was a man respected, admired, and loved who will be much missed.