In Loving Memory of

Bill "the cat guy" Sharon 

1945 - 2018

This page has information about Bill's Cats and also about Bill's Memorial Garden. 

 

 

If you would like to make a donation to add flowers to Bill's Memorial Garden you may do so thru Pottstown EcoFest.

To donate by check: please note on your check "Bill's Memorial Garden" and make checks payable to

"Mobilization For Animals - EcoFest

mail to:
PO Box 216  
Pottstown, PA 19464

You will receive a donation receipt for your taxes from Mobilization for Animals, the non-profit that runs the Pottstown EcoFest. Bill co-founded the Pottstown EcoFest with Mobilization for Animals in 2017.

To donate online you can go to our Mobilization For Animals website here, or donate thru PayPal here:

 

Details for the garden are below...

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Hi, my name is Caitlin Mercer and I had the honor of being friends with Bill through cat rescue work with Cat NAPS of Pottstown, playing music for his annual Pottstown Pet Fair and most recently working on Pottstown EcoFest together. Bill had a huge heart and was a great friend to all of us and to the animals of Pottstown. He was always a wonderful smiling face to run into in town and it seemed he could help with everything and knew everyone. It is a shock and a huge loss to not have him physically with us anymore. I find it comforting to picture him surrounded by all his animal friends on the other side of the rainbow bridge he always spoke of. All of us at EcoFest wish peace and love to his family and all of his friends.

When Bill passed away, he left behind his current "feline family" in his house. Bill's family worked with Cat NAPS of Pottstown to get all of his kitties checked at the vet and up-dated on anything they needed so that they were ready for new loving homes. 

 

Here are their names and pictures. A few of the pictures are old images taken by Bill. 

 

Big Guy - Adopted! Thank you!

Big Guy lived for 3 years with his wonderful new family but sadly he just passed away in July 2021.

Big Guy was Bill's favorite kitty and now they are together again.

 

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Rita - Adopted! Thank you!

5yr old female calico

  

Bill wrote this about her:

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Rosie - Adopted! Thank you!

Here is a photo of her in her lovely new home! 

      

 

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 Spirit - Adopted!

8yr old male long haired grey

    

  

Spirit is a large gorgeous cat. He is very gentle and sweet but also very shy. He enjoys being picked up and will do happy paws when you rub him but when he first goes to a new home he might hide. As you can see in Bill's pictures he was out and about in the house so with some love and patience he can become a more relaxed house cat again over time.

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BondJamesBond 007 - Adopted!! Thank you!

"Double-O Seven" is a total lap-cat. Thank you to his new family for giving him a loving home!

 

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Noel -  (special needs), currently comfortable in a long-term foster home.

7yr old female dilute calico

      

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Magic - currently being long-term fostered with her adopted friend Spirit.

11yr old female black

    

 

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Bill's Memorial Garden

Pottstown Pet Fair, Cat NAPS of Pottstown and Pottstown EcoFest are all donating to dedicate a tree, 2 benches, plaques and a garden in Bill's honor in Pottstown Memorial Park. Pottstown Parks & Recreation came up with a beautiful design (see below).

Here is the location of the garden in Pottstown Memorial Park overlooking the Pottstown Pet Fair grounds:

 

Pottstown EcoFest donated a Sweetbay Magnolia Tree from Kirkpatrick's Nursery that was planted in October 2018.

You can view the videos of the tree planting on our facebook here and here

The garden is almost complete. The walkway has been paved and the benches are ready to be installed. If they are not in place by the Pet Fair, they will be soon after. The park just experienced another major flood from Ida so there might be a delay. The placement of the tree will be adjusted this fall and then flowers will be planted.  

Bill's Priest will bless the garden during the 2021 Pet Fair at 10:30am. We know that would mean a lot to Bill.

Thank you to everyone who is making this possible. If you would like to volunteer to help with planting additional flowers in the garden please contact Caitlin Mercer at info@CaitlinJaene.com.

Here is the beautiful design by Pottstown Parks & Recreation: 

 

 

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This poster is available through Cat NAPS of Pottstown and Pottstown EcoFest. Bill kept a large collection of photos of all the cats he rescued and fostered so we made a poster of his photos for the 2018 Pet Fair. We have plenty left if anyone would still like one.

 

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