FoA is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization, founded in 1957, which explains on their website that it “works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic” with the goal to “free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.” FoA is supported entirely by membership contributions.
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization “building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring a day when there are No More Homeless Pet®” They are committed to “a better world thorough kindness to animals.” Words I try to live by. Click the icon for more information. They have the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the world, located in Kanab, Utah.
IDA has been “fighting for animals, people, and the environment… since 1983.” They defend animals with numerous campaigns including those that protect farm animals. IDA most notable provides unprecedented support to animals’ activist who face “compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary trauma,” from their work to save animals. IDA provides “emotional and spiritual resources including a support line, an online support group, and monthly webinars with experts in the field of animal protection and activist self-care.”
Horses are the most spiritual animal you could ever encounter. Prey animals, horses are especially sensitive to the physiology of other beings and can detect human heartbeat at several feet. Horses sense our energy and see into our soul, and much has been written about these majestic animals and our relationships with them. Sadly, horses have suffered immensely since encountering humans and continue to be discarded like trash and mistreated egregiously. Rosemary Farm Sanctuary is a place “where horses get to be horses.” Horses find their way to Rosemary Farm in many different ways, but most were saved from kill auctions or rescued from owners unable to take care of them. Once they land at the sanctuary in the Catskills, they have a home forever–no matter what. It takes a lot of emotional and financial resources to care for horses, and Rosemary Farms never lets them down. Please visit their site, meet the horses follow Rosemary Farm on Facebook for in-depth profiles and daily activities that uplift and enthrall. Become part of Rosemary Farm Nation. You’ll fall in love.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, was established in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, in memory of her husband, David Sheldrick, a naturalist and the founder of Kenya’s Tsavo National park. It exists to protect wildlife in Kenya and has become famous for rescuing and hand-rearing orphaned elephants and rhinoceros to return them to the wild. You have no idea what a challenging endeavor this is, involving identifiying and producing special formulas and a trained team of “keepers,” who rotate sleeping overnight with the orphaned babies, whose size belies how fragile and vulnerable they are. Elephants are highly intelligent and extremely social creatures that can recognize themselves in a mirror and openly grieve the death of family members.
The Trust is a registered charity in the UK, is a Kenyan non-profit, and a 501(c)(3) in the United States. Their work is too broad and too important to try to capture in a few words here. In addition to saving these precious creatures, the Trust manages anti-poaching teams, mobile veterinary units and community outreach programs. Please visit their website. They take “homeless no more” to a completely new level. I get chills just thinking about their work. National Geographic wrote about the Sheldrick Trust in September 2011.
For the love of her Pomeranian, Mr. Chips, who became incontinent from diabetes, the founder of
Do-Rites®, created a unique and effective dog diaper. The Do-Rites® diaper is dedicated to his loving memory and to all dogs who are considered a member of the family.
“For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.”
The only way to make lasting changes that improve the lives of all animals is by changing the laws that affect them through our legal system. ALDF is doing that, state by state and by “encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws.” Please read their “About Us” page for complete information and watch their “Who We Are Video.”
Dental Care is Crucial Care
P. Elizabeth was compelled to write her latest book, which honors the unique bond we have with companion animals, after suffering the sudden death of her forever dog, Amazing Grace Anderson, to whom the book is dedicated and whose photo is shown below:
Amazing Grace Anderson died unexpectedly while having her teeth cleaned. This is not intended to scare you from having your “pet’s” teeth cleaned. No, just the opposite. This is to impress upon you how important dental care is. Begin dental care EARLY so your puppy or kitten will be comfortable with having his or her teeth cleaned. By some accounts, dogs as young as three years old have dental disease. Diseased gums release high levels of bacteria into the bloodstream, which can travel to other organs in the body, such as the heart, and cause serious harm. Use proper food and proper hygiene. If you adopt a young adult or older dog, who will not let you brush the teeth, try one of the dental rinses and use that frequently, daily if possible. C.E.T. Home Dental Care products, available from your veterinarian, include toothpaste, mouthwash, and chews. Other products include Healthymouth water supplement, available only from your vet, Petrodex Dental Spray, and Brighter Bite Dental Spray. Always read product information carefully and check with your vet before using any products.