TRACEY'S HOPE has lost a VERY special Volunteer.

Dr. Raymond Champagne, Tracey's Hope Board of Director President has passed.

Ray was a wonderful man who dedicated so much of his life to Animals in need and to our organization. He was a piece of every aspect of our organization. He will be greatly missed!

In Memory of VOLUNTEER

Jackie Gasiorek 1963-2011

Pictured below with her DOG “Jake"

Jackie was instrumental in forming & coordinating our "BUILDING COMMITTEE" hoping to get a building in order to house more rescued animals as well as to expand our HOSPICE Care Program!!!! 

~RIP Dear Friend~

In Memory of   Former Volunteer Kathy Holmes 

Kathy was a Volunteer on our Adoption Rescue Committee and was instrumental in Rescuing, Fostering, and finding loving stable homes for DOGS who were homeless Kathy was also the Recipient of The Distinguished Service Award for Tracey's Hope in the year 2011

~RIP Dear Friend~

Charlotte Bernardini,
76, of Duryea, passed peacefully Oct. 31, 2016, in her home surrounded by the people she loved. She was the daughter of the late Edna Deluga and Arnold Wesenyak, and the wife of the late Donald Bernardini, of New York.

She was educated in Duryea schools. She left Duryea at the age of 17 to pursue her dream. In 1961, she graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She was first employed at Temple University Hospital until she moved to New York City, where she worked as a registered nurse at New Yorks Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where she assisted Dr. Vincent Freda in the research and invention of the Rhogam Injection that is used today saving the lives of RH babies.

Upon retirement, she and her husband moved back to Duryea to live out the rest of their lives. Charlotte loved life and wasn't afraid to experience it. She helped many people along the way in all walks of life with her support and generous heart. She loved animals and enjoyed shopping, going to new restaurants, going to the New York City Ballet and watching her favorite show, "The Walking Dead." She loved fishing and boating and teasing her beloved cat, Pina. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of calling her a friend.

We would like to thank Dr. Kathryn Salavanti and the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for their support and wonderful care of Charlotte during her last journey of life.

Donations may be made in Charlotte's memory to Tracey's Hope Animal Rescue, 113 Foote Ave., Duryea, PA 18642.

Nicole L. Cremard went home to God after completing her earthly journey this past Monday afternoon. She passed away after courageously battling diabetes and kidney disease for several years.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Robert and Joan Patterson Yeck of Moosic. She was a graduate of Riverside High School class of 1989, where she received an art award and was voted most dependable and most friendly. She was a cum laude graduate of Luzerne County Community College where she received her degree in social work.

Before her illness, Nicole worked at the Globe Store and Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, where she was selected employee of the month. She also provided home health care to many individuals.

Nicole was a source of inspiration in the way she accepted her illness with strength and patience and never complained. If you asked her how she was doing, the answer was always "Good, how are you?" Her great faith in God strengthened all she encountered.

Nickie loved poetry, music and art and loved to decorate the house, and huge Christmas trees for the holidays. She loved trips to Hilton Head, S.C., and Boston.

Nicole's fondness for animals was well known. She had a special kindness for abused and abandoned dogs. At varying times, she took three rescue dogs and a cat, and gave them a home with her. She loved the dogs, Kimber, Shelby and Buddy, and the cat, Puddin'. She volunteered at Tracey's Hope Dog Rescue in Duryea, and served on their advisory board and was selected volunteer of the year.

We have lost "Eddy"   For those of you that have had the privilege of meeting "Eddy" the precious 2 year old Beagle we took into our rescue knew he was a pure joy.  And as most of you know, Eddy was an owner surrender at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Clarks Summit. And they asked us to take him. He was special needs (and we are a special needs rescue) so we were happy to take him. Well, it certainly didn't take long for us to form a deep attachment to this sweet boy. But he was so very sick. He was born with a deficient immune system and had numerous upon numerous infections. He was rec'ing injections once a week by our good friends at Scranton Animal Hospital to help  boost his weakened immune system. But poor Eddy still developed infections. And this time he became septic. He was suffering and his little body was trembling with pain. Eddy was euthanized today with Marty, John, and myself holding him and comforting him until he peacefully passed. We will miss you my sweet was nothing but pain and discomfort for you for pretty much your entire short life of 2 years. Until we meet again .... We love you Eddy!!!!

Our precious Miss Coco has passed away. She died in her sleep at the ripe old age of 14 years old. Coco has been a long term foster since she was rescued from being euthanized many years ago. Coco we will miss you and we love you so. But you will live on in our hearts. Fly high sweet angel