This is a one-of-a-kind original, and a possession that was VERY dear to Rue’s heart. As you may know, Rue did a lot of work raising money for and awareness about animals and the issues that impact their lives. Did you know she was the first celebrity to sign on to support the then new organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PeTA]? Rue did a lot of work for them over the decades and so they often presented her with personalized gifts to thank her for her service – here is one of them. This 15.5″ x 10.5″ piece is a newspaper article in which Rue appears that was beautifully framed and matted after all the players at PeTA’s headquarters wrote notes to Rue on the matting. Rue kept the piece in her Manhattan apartment and she was proud when visitors stopped to read the love contained thereon. We’ve posted a photo of Rue with the founder of PeTA, Ingrid Newkirk, and an image of the touching tribute she wrote in memory of her friend, Rue. We also posted a shot of Rue with Dan Matthews, Senior VP of PeTA and undoubtedly one of Rue’s favorite people in the world, along with his beautiful tribute. This very personal item that belonged to Rue comes with prints of the photos shown and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.