His love of animals lives on beyond his lifetime through the animals he saved and rehabilitated because of his gift, and the impact he has made on the countless individuals and families who found joy by adopting these animals into their own lives.
David Pulvino’s best friend, Robert Padilla, remembers David as an avid animal-lover, fondly sharing, “Without question, David was a man of high integrity and honor. His deep love of animals was apparent when the discussion came up. It was common for him to spend an hour each afternoon holding and petting his favorite cat, Tonka, until he passed, and taking his dog Kona for multiple walks each day. When any of his cats got sick, David spared no expense to give them the best veterinary care possible. They truly were his children.” Robert remembers, “David occasionally spoke that on his passing, he wanted those who cared for animals to benefit from any of his assets left behind to continue that work.”
Joan Coffman, who is both close to HSSV and was a dear friend of David’s recalls, “Dave was a very generous person for humans and animals. If anyone needed any help, he would immediately drop what he was doing to help his friends. He was also an avid marathon runner and was involved with several running clubs and developed many friendships in the running world. Unfortunately, I don’t think he ever truly knew how much he was appreciated and respected by his friends. He was gone too soon.”
David was an only child and a devoted one at that. He left his VP Accounting job to provide full-time care for his parents. Sadly, both of his parents passed away two months apart, approximately 8 years before David’s own passing. David Pulvino acted on his deep love of animals by naming HSSV as a beneficiary of his Trust, leaving a significant 6-figure gift in his passing. His love of animals lives on beyond his lifetime through the animals he saved and rehabilitated because of his gift, and the impact he has made on the countless individuals and families who found joy by adopting these animals into their own lives.