The founder of The Miss Kitty Foundation and Adoption Center in Thomasville passed away Wednesday.
Devoted cat lover Jerry Henderson died from cancer.
He just officially opened a neutering clinic just two weeks ago.
"It was rather ironic, she was diagnosed with cancer just about the day we officially opened the clinic. It was just bizarre, so he did get to see his dream come true," said Carol Jones with the clinic.
Co-founders say they're happy that Henderson saw his vision come to light before he died.