Chad Atkins, Paw Works co-founder, dies at 44

Chad Atkins, Paw Works co-founder, dies at 44
Chad Atkins, cofounder of Paw Works animal rescue, died Saturday morning in his Ventura home. He was 44.

Chad Atkins, co-founder of the nonprofit Paw Works animal rescue near Camarillo, died Saturday early morning in his Ventura residence.

Bryan Diaz, Atkins’ partner for around 20 several years, said the cause of demise was coronary heart failure. His death was a surprise as Atkins was healthier and confirmed no signs of coronary heart challenges, Diaz reported. Atkins was 44. 

“We’re unquestionably devastated,” mentioned Brittany Vizcarra, Paw Works’ director of functions. “I never imagine any one has thoroughly grasped the actuality of the situation however. We have his voice in the back of our head stating, ‘Stop crying and function.’” 

Atkins co-started Paw Will work in January 2014 with Christina Morgan, the present CEO. The nonprofit that rescues puppies and cats from substantial-eliminate amenities in the course of the condition has an animal rescue facility in close proximity to Camarillo, a veterinary clinic in Thousand Oaks and an adoption heart in The Oaks mall.