Speaking in front of animal lovers and their pets, Nita mildly coaxed her audience to go vegetarian or try to eat more vegetables. “Go easy on meat,” she said, but quickly acknowledged that it might not suit everyone.
What all people in the event could relate to, however, is her second secret to longevity which is to “love much”.
“Try to love everyone no matter what background, race or species. Love as much as a DOG would,” said Nita, drawing cheers from the crowd.
Nita was among the small group of people that started PAWS in 1954. She said she was overwhelmed by the huge turnout of animal lovers at PAWS' event, adding that “it is a testament to what PAWS has grown into.”
“Thank you for loving animals and for helping PAWS,” she said.