Ivana Trump loved dogs – the legacy she left of love for animals will be carried on after her death.
The Trump family has reportedly made the privilege of addressing those who wish to celebrate the history and life of Ivana Trump as her family and close friends laid her to rest this Wednesday in New York City.
Funeral guests and others in lieu of flowers be requested to contribute towards Big Dog Ranch Rescue (bdrr.org) in Florida and to assist in saving the lives of the dogs who are in dire need.
Lauree Simmons, the CEO of Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida spoke to Fox News Digital on Tuesday in a call interview about the necessity to aid dogs getting old and also concerning the Trump family’s enduring and unwavering commitment to supporting the work of this rescue group.
“Eric and Lara [Trump] and Kimberly [Guilfoyle] and Don [Trump, Jr.] has been very supportive of our dog rescue and the growth that we’ve had,” said Simmons.
“They are involved and helping us,” she said.
Ivana Trump (at left) poses alongside her children Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump following the lunch buffet at Frederick’s Madison November. 16th, 2006 at New York City. (Arnaldo Magnani)
Simmons pointed out that the three Ivana Trump’s kids are “huge dog lovers and rescue supporters.”
Simmons stated that she had been able to meet Ivana Trump many times, however, she has been working more frequently in conjunction with Ivana Trump’s children in the organization’s efforts to rescue dogs.
“I feel Ivana would have loved this idea,” Simmons added. Simmons, referring to the donations to the rescue dog in place of flowers.
In a press announcement announcing the need to donate instead flower arrangements, Simmons spoke of Ivana Trump “Ivana was a survivor. She fled communism, embraced America, and raised three exceptional children, who also devote their time and resources to many charities, including Big Dog Ranch Rescue.”
Ivana Trump poses before the Baby Phat spring 2008 collection is modeled in Fashion Week in New York in September. 7 7, 2007. Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, died in New York City, the former president announced via social media on July 14th, 2014 2022. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Her organization was “honored and blessed” that the Trump family chose them to make donations, she stated they are “all so charitable.”
Many people love the unconditional love that dogs show and the constant support they provide.
“Dogs give a blend of love and companionship, and a dog will never let you down,” Simmons said. Simmons.
Ivana Trump passed away at age 73 on the 14th of July 2022, located in New York City. The funeral for her will take place on the 20th of July, Wednesday 20, 2022. (Mega Agency)
“They will always be by your side through thick and thin.”
She said, “No matter what happens to them, they will always be there for you.”
Established in 2008, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has helped at least 50,000 animals in its time.
It’s the largest cage-free non-kill dog rescue organization in the United States according to its site.
“Right now, we have 747 dogs in care at our rescue — and 600 are at our facility in Palm Beach County,” Simmons said. Simmons.
She stated that 150 animals “are in foster [care],” she said, “and we rescue all over the Southeast, from high-kill shelters.”
Simmons stated Simmons explained that Big Dog Ranch Rescue helps dogs from being put to death because they can be “family-adoptable but out of time.”
There is a chance that they suffer from a medical issue that is treatable but they are “going to be euthanized just because there is no room at county shelters.”
“My mission is to end homelessness through legislation, education, and sterilization,” she explained.
Ivanka Trump along with Ivana Trump are seen together at the 25th anniversary of Studio 54 in New York City. (Mega Agency )
“We have a lot to do,” said Simmons and called the number of dogs in desperate straits “the worst it’s ever been in my lifetime.”
Simmons mentioned the rising cost of living and inflation as two of the factors driving the increase in shelters for animals.
The organization she founded is helping dogs that were nearly guaranteed to find homes.
Simmons from Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Florida is determined to help the most dogs she possibly can prior to the time is up. (iStock)
“These are wonderful one-year-old golden retrievers, six-month-old shepherds that we’re picking up — we picked up something like 45 puppies just today.”
Simmons is determined to help the most dogs she will before the time runs out.
She is also grateful at Trump and the Trump family members for their kindness in times of immense sadness.