You are in:  United States  Change location

Dr Gus Thornton, a former WSPA president, has died following a long illness

Feb 11, 2010

Dr Thornton and his granddaughter Rose

He grew up and went to veterinary school in Oklahoma, USA. Through his work for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), he helped WSPA set up its first office and later served two years as WSPA President.

Mike Baker, Director General of WSPA, said: “He was a great veterinarian and humanitarian, and he was a true leader in both fields, nationally and internationally.   He cared so very deeply about animals and people, was a kind and generous person, and he spent his life helping others….he will be greatly missed.”

Page tools:
Share Share, Bookmark, Email or Print

Connect with WSPA on:

FacebookTwitterYouTube

Help us help them

With your help, WSPA will continue to sustainably support member societies worldwide

Cats being transported by member society the Soi Dog Foundation, Thailand