Animals, Our Faithful Companions and Spiritual Guides
Dog born with no front legs walks like a human
- Laura Stringfellow, 14, plays with her 6-month-old dog, Faith, at her home
in Oklahoma City July 5. Faith was born deformed, but is able to get around
by walking upright. The family adopted Faith when the original owners were going
to put her to sleep. The owners feared the congenital disability would leave her immobile.
"No dog deserves to die," said 17-year-old Reuben Stringfellow.
"She was a very normal little puppy; a real strong and normal puppy with two
legs. She was a cripple as a puppy, but I wanted to hold it, pet it, feed it
and take care of it." Faith can maintain perfect balance and sits on her haunches.
She has a smaller, useless front limb that has atrophied and is scheduled to
Macey was an Angel put on this Earth
Animals sometimes carry out dramatic rescues of people in dangerous situations,
miraculously sensing human needs and jumping in without fear to help.
Macey-Grey came into my life and changed my life
, she brought so much love to me, my family, and many other people. Her
health issues seem to run along the same road as mine, so we understood each
We all know of dogs that have performed seemingly miraculous acts of mercy
and heroism. Some of the tales in the Andersons' latest tribute to the animal
world (after Angel Cats and Angel Animals) includes such stories, but the collection
goes even further: into the spiritual. Some of the stories involve dogs returning
after death to communicate with their owners.
Fred Wickert, for example, doesn't
seem like the woo-woo type: a Vietnam vet, he'd had a long career in the air
force when he fell asleep one night while guarding Air Force One and believes
his late cocker spaniel, Freckles, came to him in the hangar and wakened him
before he was discovered sleeping on duty. Most of the stories included here
involve dogs in this life rather than the next, but are based on the belief
that dogs are spiritual creatures. Collie Zeke woke Diana Johnson at 3:30 a.m.
to let her know her premature baby had stopped breathing, saving her life. Bill
Mann tells of the deep, spiritual bond between his father and Aussie, who would
break his chain to follow him on walks after Mann's father showed the dog kindness
one day. New Age dog lovers will be moved by these stories and find their faith
in their pets' heavenly nature affirmed. With a well-earned reputation as man's
— as well as woman's — best friend, dogs have an uncanny ability to sense exactly
what their human friends need.
8,700 pound Asian elephant and a Dog
Tarra the 8,700 pound Asian elephant. And Bella. The
dog. Bella is one of more than a dozen stray dogs that have found a
home at the elephant sanctuary
. Tarra and Bella have been close for years -- but no one really
knew how close they were until recently. A few months ago Bella suffered
a spinal cord injury. She couldn't move her legs, couldn't even wag
her tail. For three weeks the dog lay motionless up in the sanctuary
office.And for three weeks the elephant held vigil: 2,700 acres to roam
free, and Tarra just stood in the corner, beside a gate, right outside
that sanctuary office. "She just stood outside the balcony - just stood
there and waited," says Buckley. "She was concerned about her friend."
Watch what happened. - watch the video.
Watch the amazing miracle horse video
Could it be Pet Telepathy?
Rupert Sheldrak - "Many cat owners are convinced that their animals can pick up when they are
planning to take them to the vet. Jean Segal, in London, told me: "I was always
most careful to give my cat no clues when we were due to visit the vet, but
from the moment I got up in the morning
she viewed me with suspicion. She was very wary of me, not her usual loving
self, and as the time to leave home approached she would try to escape." I heard
so many stories like this that I made a survey of all the vets listed in the
North London Yellow Pages.
Sixty-four out of 65 said people often cancelled
appointments because they could not find their cat. The remaining clinic had
given up an appointment system for cats because cancellations happened so often.
People just had to turn up with their animal. To avoid giving any clues, several
people have even tried phoning the vet from work, but the cats still seemed
to know. Dogs, too, often sense when their owners intend to take them for a
walk. No one thinks this strange if it happens at a routine time, or if the
dog sees them picking up the lead. But some people have found that they if they
just think about going for a walk, the dog will bound into the room eagerly,
even if it is not at a normal time. In filmed experiments, we have shown that
some dogs can pick up their owner's intentions to go for walks at randomly-chosen
times, even when the dogs are confined to an outbuilding."
Flower Essence comes to the Rescue!
Animal Rescue is the name of a flower essence designed to rescue animals
from anxiety and fear. The anxiety and fear is especially prevalent at this
time as the animals are aware of the earth changes and the anxiety felt by their
owners, they pick all of this up and have anxiety themselves. Animals are supersensitive
and have abilities that we do not. They are neither dumb or stupid. Animals
are able to know about the earth changes long before we do. Take for example
the elephants in Indonesia at the time of the Tsunami, they had moved to high
ground long before the storm hit. Animals (as are we) are connected to Nature,
are part of Nature and they are able to pick up the subliminal signals, they
just know (we have lost this ability because we have come to believe that we
are separate from Nature not part of it). The animals know when storms, bad
weather, rain is coming. Just watch your cats; they will be indoors long before
Dogs and cats know what you are going to do long before you do it and often
will be in a room or ready before you are. They pick up the mental pictures
you broadcast (this is how you communicate with animals by thinking in pictures).
The domestic animals that live with us or who we have close relationships with
which includes horses and donkeysknow when their owner are in emotional turmoil
and distress. Cats and dogs will come and sit with you if you are crying or
upset. In fact they work hard to take this emotional energy from us and if they
are allowed outside will discharge this energy to the earth. You may have noticed
them rolling or shaking there legs when outside. If they are unsuccessful in
discharging this human energy then they become ill.
Our domestic animals now display the same illnesses that we humans have alongside their own. Most human
ills are caused by unresolved emotional trauma and baggage. It is part of the
relationship and bargain that the animal kingdom has with us, we feed and care
for them and they help heal us. It is a two Way Street except this can become
overloaded on the animal's part. The earth changes are causing anxiety in humans
that they are not even aware of. Many people are in a state of anxiety for which
they do not understand the cause.
Mother earth and the nature kingdoms are in
distress and because we are part of nature we are picking this up. Many people
do not realise that the earth quakes are becoming larger and the volcanoes are
quite active, unusual and severe weather is the most obvious to the majority
of people that something is happening on the planet. Humans are displaying anxiety
in the form of road rage, our inability to slow down and our frenetic life styles.
The animals are picking up not only the earth changes but also their owners
reaction to it. Many of the animals have very angry owners and unfortunately
in some cases crueler than before. The animals have to cope with themselves
and their owner's anxieties.
The Autobiography of a Dog
By Toby, with the help of Dr. Marge Hartwig, MH, ND
My name is Toby and I'm writing this column dedicated to all those people
who have dogs. I'd write directly to the dogs, but not very many of them read.
For that matter, I'm probably the only dog who writes and that's only because
Marge gives me a lot of help. As people go, Marge would make a pretty good dog
because she's always looking for ways to improve my life.
She learned that healthy dogs don't have fleas
and that vaccines compromise our pets immune system ,making
it easier for us to get all kinds of terrible diseases, even fleas. Now, she
won't let anyone vaccinate me. I only had fleas once and got them in Doggie
jail. It was before Marge knew about herbs and I had worms and she put me in
jail to get rid of them. She called it an animal hospital, but let me tell you,
it's really a jail.
First, they poisoned me with something that burned
my mouth and made me as sick as a people. Then, they kept me in a little cage
all night long. I was so sick my stomach hurt and I even had to urinate right
there where I was trying to sleep! The air was so thick with poison sprays that
it burned my nose just to breathe. Well, they got the worms, but they nearly
got me too. I've never seen a vet since, not even when my hips were so stiff
and sore that I could hardly move. Shoot, I couldn't even jump up on the bed.
Everything I did hurt, but good dogs don't cry, so I just lay around the house
without moving unless I had to.
Then, Marge gave me some carrot juice once a day, just like a people and
in 3 weeks I was romping around like I was a puppy again. I get carrot juice
off and on and once in a while she'll put something in it that tingles. She
calls it Echinacea. She's even got some of it growing in the yard and I nibble
on it when I feel the need. Then, when the Santa Anna Winds blow I get so nervous
that I just stand in one place shivering all over. She soaks a little piece
of bread in an herbal formula with Valerian that calms my nerves. It tastes
terrible, but in no time I'm a mellow fellow. Every morning I get a
special herbal formula with walnut
in it that kills my parasites . She also gives me some real hot stuff called
cayenne. She puts all this in my food and that really gets me started.
There's just too much concrete in our lives and we really need some grass
or dirt to romp in. We need more exercise than most of us get and if you can
plant some good herbs for us to nibble on when we want to, we'll really love
you for it. Shucks, I could bark on forever, but Marge is tired of typing so
I better quit. Just remember. Dogs benefit as well as people from herbal remedies.
It gets us back up to sniffin' real fast
Eagle Freedom and a Powerful Sory of Healing
Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer. She came in as a baby
in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after
surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby. When Freedom came in she
could not stand. Both wings were broken, her left wing in 4 places. She was
emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at
life, so I took her to the vets office.
From then on, I was always around her.
We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with
shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging
her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big
brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.
This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to
the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand
in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab,
and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put down that Friday,
and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go to the center
that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized;
but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear.
I went immediately back to her dowl cage; and there she was, standing on her
own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears
by then. That was a very good day.
We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her.
I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education
programs for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio
(believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us. In the
spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. I had stage 3, which
is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months
of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt
good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would
also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time
and time again.
Fast forward to November 2000, the day after Thanksgiving, I went in for
my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds
of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the
tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and
I was told that all the cancer was gone. So the first thing I did was get up
to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk.
It was misty and cold. I went
to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill.
I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and
wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my
back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak
and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know
how long. That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came
in. This is a very special bird.
On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are
out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal
come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore
he could feel her power coarse through his body. I have so many stories like
that. I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent
spirit as Freedoms.
Jeff Guidry and Freedom are at Sarvey Wildlife Center
Lucky's Greatest Treasure and Blessings
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever
Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends
to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever
struck his fancy. Inevitably someone would forget and something would come up
missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the
treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his
finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.
It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her
she was going to die of this disease...she was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled
the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to
go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would
happen to Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim he was Mary's dog
through and through. If I die Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave
him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated
and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening
walk faithfully but the dog just drooped, whining and miserable. Finally the
day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so
exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom so Jim made
his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.
Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made
Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed. When Mary woke, for a second
she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body
felt heavy and hot. Panic soon gave way to laughter though when Mary realized
the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, in every treasure Lucky owned!
While she had slept the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement
and back bringing his beloved mistress his favorite things in life. He had covered
her with his love. Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living
again, walking further and further together every night. It's been 12 years
now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes
them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
Live everyday to the fullest...because every day is a blessing
Rx For A Better Life? Get A Pet, And Do It Now!
It might the prescription of the future: Take two aspirin and get a pet immediately.
Numerous studies have shown that pets - or at least the presence of animals
- can have medical benefits that are beyond dispute. These range from lowering
blood pressure to lessening anxiety and depression and even to faster healing
times after surgery. Fido is no placebo - he can literally be man's best friend
when people are ailing.
"We have known for many years that the company of a pet can be of benefit
in a variety of ways, but exactly why this is, no one seems to have the answer,"
says Dr. Bonnie Beaver, who specializes in animal behavior and human-animal
relationships at Texas AandM University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
"For example, the long-term survival rates of heart attack victims who had
a pet have been shown to be significantly longer than for those who did not.
There is also data showing that widows who have cats are better off medically
during the first year, which is a critical stress time, than widows who do not."
Other studies have shown that:
- Senior adults who own dogs go to the doctor less than those who do not.
In a study of 100 Medicare patients, those who owned dogs made 21 percent fewer
visits to a physician than non-dog owners
- Pet owners have lower blood pressure, and one study showed that just 10 minutes
in the company of an animal significantly reduced blood pressure rates
- Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners
- Pet owners have overall better physical health due to exercise with their pets
- 70 percent of families surveyed reported an increase in family happiness and
fun after acquiring a pet
- Children exposed to pets during their first year of life have a lower frequency
of somerespiratory airways Inflammation and asthma
- Children who suffer from autism have more prosocial behaviors if they own a pet
- Owning a pet - especially a dog - helps children in families better adjust
to the serious illness or death of a parent
- Pets decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation in their owners
- Having a pet may decrease heart attack mortality rates by 3 percent
- Positive self-esteem in children is enhanced if the child owns a pet
- Children owning pets are more likely to be involved in sports, hobbies, clubs or even chores
- Victims of AIDS who own a pet report less depression and reduced stress levels
Many groups take pets to visit residents of nursing homes, and usually the
experience is a very positive one for both the pet and the individual. "Many
people in nursing homes had pets all of their lives, but for several reasons,
are not allowed to in an extended-care facility," says Beaver.
"The tendency is to make those places 'sterile,' with minimal plants or animals.
Those who bring in nature of all kinds generally bring in a better quality of
life to their residents."
The reverse is also true - the life of a pet is usually enhanced if its owner
cares for it properly.
"Geriatric animals in most veterinary settings are those that have had loving
and caring owners who followed good husbandry practices," she adds.
"We don't really understand why pets make us feel better and in some cases,
add years to our own lives," Beaver explains.
"There are many forms of the animal-person relationship. Some are not good,
some are neutral, some are not realistic at all and some are very nurturing.
Different people get different benefits from the animal, and even different
benefits at different stages in the person's life."
Anticipating Fits - Service Dog
Christine is epileptic and has seizures two or three times a week. If she
did not know when they were going to happen, she would not dare to go out and
would be fearful of climbing stairs. But she does know, because her dog, Annie,
warns her. She puts her paws on Christine, and tries to lick her face. Christine
stops what she is doing and lies down, and soon afterwards she is racked by
a fit. "I can't explain it. But Annie can tell when I'm going to have a seizure,"
she says. Jackie, in Mansfield, has several severe fits a week, and after collapsing
on a main road became fearful of going out.
She contacted a charity called Support Dogs, who trained a dog, Sam, to give
her warnings of seizures. Now she says her life has changed. "Sam lets me know
when a seizure is coming 20 minutes before it happens. If we're in the house,
he warns me by barking. If we're in public, he will sit in front of me and stare,
remaining rigid like a stuffed animal. This allows me to find a safe place to
have a seizure".In the 1990s, a vet, Andrew Edney, made a pioneering survey
of dogs that give warnings of fits. No particular breed stood out. Dogs of all
kinds and ages do it, both male and female.
Usually they "herd" the person to safety and encourage him or her to lie
down. When the seizure is taking place, they either stay by the person or seek
help. And they are remarkably reliable. As Edney commented, "No dog seemed to
get it wrong, one even ignored 'fake' seizure attempts." How do they do it?
No one knows. Perhaps they detect tremors, or subtle smells. But some dogs can
do it from a distance, and run in from another room to give a warning. There
may be more to it than the usual senses. But whatever the explanation, thousands
of people like Jackie and Christine depend for their freedom and safety on dogs
with this unexplained ability.
Paralyzed dog recovers the use of his hind legs
"I must say before I received the immune foundation product I was really anxious
and I would afraid that my Ridgeback dog, Linkin, would give up. As soon as
the package arrived from England I started giving Linkin 2 tablets a day for
the first 3 weeks. He has improved in leaps and bounds and it is hard to believe
that some 4 weeks ago he could not walk by himself and could hardly move around
at all. I had to carry his hind legs with a towel around his waist otherwise
he just could not get around. After two weeks on this natural immune enhancing substance
, he started trying to get up onto his hind legs. It was difficult
and heart breaking to see him struggle but he was trying. After four weeks on
natural immune enhancing supplement, he managed to walk around even though he lost his balance and he hind legs
would give way. He is now walking and running around, although still a little
wobbly, and he also tries to jump but does not always succeed. It is absolutely
fantastic to see the improvement from week to week."
Truly amazing gentle and loving hippos! Watch both videos
Jessica the Hippo has made herself a member of this South African
family. And they have pretty much adopted her as their own!
Amazing video of a hippo who spots a young impala being eaten by
a crocodile, and then proceeds to scare the croc. away, in attempts to revive
Astonishing Talented Artistic Elephant
Watch this elephant, rescued from abusive treatment in Burma, now
paint an amazing self portrait. You'll be amazed at how his talent unfolds.
So touched by their horrific backgrounds and loving personalities,
supports, "Starving Elephant Artisans" by selling their paintings so
they can continue to have a new life in Thailand.
I was struck with a sense of awe and speechless wonder at the sight
presented: a self-aware being creating a self-portrait with assurance
and aplomb. The being is an elephant. We think we know a great deal
about animal psychology and are killing these majestic creatures with
deadly efficiency and ferocity but, as this thrilling video shows, we
know little or nothing about these astounding companions who share the
earth with us. Will we learn who they are before we kill them all?
Beauty In A Broken World
"I watched prairie dogs every day, rise before the sun, stand with their paws pressed together
facing the rising sun in total stillness for up to 30 minutes. And then I watched
them at the end of the day take that same gesture 30 minutes before the sun
goes down they would press their palms together in perfect stillness. I don't
mean to anthropomorphize, but when you look at a creature that has survived
over the millennium begin and end each day in that kind of stance, it causes
one to think about one's own life and speed and rapidity in which we live.
Animal rehabilitation centers to rescue animals
Lori Cooper is the Owner of Future Possibilities, a pet wellness and training
business located in Mason City, Iowa. With heightened strengths in pet health,
behavior and training, Ms. Cooper coordinates with community and animal rehabilitation
centers to rescue animals. A long-standing passion, determination and perseverance
to protect animals from injustice and abuse have led Ms. Cooper toward success
as the owner of a business that supports the welfare of animals. Future Possibilities
provides rescue, shelter, sanctuary and health care for pets and animals. Ms.
Cooper has 43 years of experience in the area and has expertise in educating
pet owners on important topics and issues. Her passion for helping animals extends
beyond her physically setting free the wild ones from harmful environments;
she also works with people and trains them on the many ways that they can be
more effective in helping to protect animals. Ms. Cooper is a member of The
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The United States
Humane Society. She looks forward to teaching people about pet care. She also
volunteers her time and education writing articles for a
web community named Shirley's Wellness Cafe. She can also be contacted for consultation
with animal health, wellness and behavior issues over the phone or through email.
Her current population living “in sanctuary” include, 9 dogs with varying degrees
of long term health and behavior issues and 8 cats with issues as well. Ms.
Cooper also owns and operates 2 side businesses that deal directly with optimal
health for pets and humans and non-drug options for illness and health conditions.
She may be contacted by phone: 641-903-8496
The first step in finding the breeder that meets your needs
begins with homework! Natural breeders care about the health
and happiness of the lives they've created and
are interested in upholding the standard of their chosen
breed. They're also willing to be a consistent source
of information and support for the lifetime of their puppies.
They will want to know that their pups will be going to a
good home, so you can expect a lot of questions and in turn,
they will expect the same from you. The bond shared between
you and your dog can be one of life's most enriching
experiences. To give the relationship the best chance of
success, your natural breeder will help you choose your
new puppy carefully, taking into consideration your personal
needs, your lifestyle and your home.
Fern raises puppies Bichons naturally with an emphasis
on personal attention, sanitation and holistic natural
health care. The parents and puppies are naturally
raised which means they are fed 100% with raw diet. "
I have got extraordinaries results from this kind of diet,
they never looked healthier!" Their bodies are muscular
and fit,theirs coat are gorgeous – shiny and soft. All pups
are whelped in our home. We
raise our dogs wholistically, and feed a diet we prepare
ourselves, or use one of the top raw diets on the market
so our puppy owners know what to feed down the road
The puppies are raised in Fern's
home with a loving family! They are raised
holistically, un-vaccinated, and are nurtured
by both mother and father.
These puppies LOVE
kids, are smart and easy to train. Fern offers information
to customers to help them keep their puppy healthy.
She is always available to customers to answer any questions.
She can be reached at 519-875-1482 or visit her website
Golden Glacier Retrievers
We naturally raise our fur babies, English Cream Golden Retrievers and Silver Persians.
We do not advocate vac., heart worm or flea and tick meds (poisons)
and to stay away from pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and harsh cleaners. We also do a natural species diet as in
raw meaty bone diet for the carnivore (dog and cats).
We early stimulate our pups for the first 3 weeks of age and aptitude test them at 6 weeks of age to
tell us more about their temperament. We genetic test our pups through pawprintgenetics.com. We have a 24 month
not to spay or neuter our pups as there is a 33% increase of cancer for the GR. We tell our families to naturally
expose the pups at 12 weeks till 16 weeks for parvo and distemper or do nosodes and then
get titers done (Blood test to measure immunities).
More dogs die of vacs. then they are helped. The immunologists are saying 65-70%
(this rate is only going up) of dogs that are dying of cancer number 1 reason is vaccination. The reasons
why dogs get diseases is because their natural immunities are not balanced. My question to
this is “WHY” and lets change what we need to change naturally! The key is to titer and if their system is
down then we need to do something different or tweak or supplement their diet.
We advocate everything in and as close to Natural form as in Salmon oil, coconut oil, digestive
enzymes, probiotics and now a natural immune enhancing substance to balance immunities. What is the
best way in doing that Mothers Colostrum and it’s the natural God given way! I have seen and heard of
so much vaccinosis (bad reactions to vac.) and so many forms of auto-immune diseases. Not only in the animals but the human.
My grandson can die if I have 1 molecule of peanut dust on my face and give him a kiss. We certainly never
heard of this 20 years ago. I always use to do all the vaccines. but I no longer do, because of the reasons above.
If you have given vaccinations in the past please do the titer test before you repeat, that way you can
find out if they even need it! If not you are doing more harm in repeating! - Donna Knapp
Keep Pets Safe During Disasters
During natural disasters like hurricanes, fires, floods, tornadoes, etc., people
are often asked to evacuate from their homes. A few years ago when parts of
Long Island, NY were threatened by a hurricane, many residents refused to evacuate
without their pets because Red Cross disaster shelters do not accept pets (except
service animals) because of health and safety regulations.
Shortly after, one Red Cross volunteer, Nancy Lynch created an award-winning
pet safety program for the American Red Cross of Nassau County, NY called Pet
Safe, which is perhaps the first of its kind in the nation. The Nassau County
Red Cross explains, "Pet Safe is a cooperative effort of local groups and government
working together to assist people and their pets during times of disasters.
Relief agencies, including the American Red Cross, move quickly to assist people
during a disaster. Now, Pet Safe extends these services to companion animals.
Pet Safe will help keep families and their companion animals together by assisting
with sheltering, feeding and identifying pets."
Do you have a question about Natural Health or need assistance?
Call 323-522-4521 or 323-989-3372