Thursday, May 28, 2015

Joy Mattice, The Kind Cat Lady Of NoMi, Passes Away At 79 Advocating For Stray Kitty Cats To Her Last Breath...

Photo, blog post by John Hoff

This blog wishes to mention, belatedly, the passing away of Janet Joy Mattice, the kind-but-controversial cat lady who constantly helped and advocated for all animals, but mostly stray cats. She was 79 years old and passed away April 18, 2015. Click here for a link to her online tribute. Janet preferred to be known by her middle name of Joy. 


In a kind of last laugh directed at the world and those who opposed her feeding of strays, Joy's obituary directs any memorial donations be preferred to Feline Rescue and MN Snap. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Johnny happy trails to you too.

MCullen NE

justin mccarthy said...

I miss you. Who is going to keep us up to date on the likes of the Timberlake family drama? Minneapolis needs a crime blog. Local media does a poor job digging into these stories, they are afraid of offending anyone but the police. North side residents know the real deal and you were it. Digging up dirt on poverty pimps, slumlords, and thugs is your calling, or was? Will the Cat lady story be your last as JNS? Good luck, mudraker.

Anonymous said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

You have been invaluable my friend and now we have no where to go to get the real story. I'll miss your blog and your diligence in covering "events" in NoMi. Good luck in the future sir as you will be irreplaceable.

Anonymous said...

Bet anything she was the one feeding the cats by my garage. Didn't ask permission, didn't ask for donations, thankfully did see the sign that I left up asking her to stop. As far as her impact, I have raccoon's in the garage now and more than likely her food as just been helping them over the years.

Johnny Northside! said...

And I knew Joy well enough to be able to say she wouldn't mind if the raccoons also benefitted from her food. That woman would buy cans of TUNA FISH for cats. In some sense it is just awful, majestic deep sea tuna being killed to feed stray cats. But was her heart kind? Yes, this woman's heart overflowed with kindness for the most weak and helpless of God's creatures. And she helped to change law and public policy. Her legacy of kindness endures.