In Loving Memory of John Jacob Lee


John Jacob Lee, age 19, of Cedar Creek died in a heartbreaking automobile accident on Sunday, November 20, 2011.

In his brief lifetime, John Lee left behind a legacy of caring. After graduating from high school last May, he spent much of the brutally hot summer helping the animals at the Bastrop County Animal Shelter before starting at Blinn College. At the shelter, he would carefully figure out what each individual animal needed in order to make them adoptable, thereby saving their lives. Day after day, he would show up at the shelter with his younger brother, James Kelsey Lee. If a dog needed to be walked, he did it; if it needed to run, he took it for a run; if it needed a bath to feel better, into the tub the pup went. Once, he took a petrified Chihuahua and held it for an hour until the dog’s heartbeat slowed down.

Words just cannot express our sorrow at losing our friend and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time. Rest in peace, sweet Jake…we will miss you, but we’ll never forget you.

--Bastrop Shelter Staff and Volunteers,
   and Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter


     John (left), with Ron (his twin brother) and James (his younger brother)
at a recent Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter event.