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    What If You Were An Animals Only Hope?

    Please look into the eyes of all the animals you see at the top of this page. The person who could have been their hope never arrived. When their pictures were taken they were homeless and waiting for someone to rescue them. Some may even have been waiting on an owner to come and bring them home. Oh, some of them once had a home with loving owners who held them and played with them but for some reason their owners didn't want them anymore or maybe some just couldn't care for them any longer. Some of their owners were kind enough to take them to shelters or locate a rescue group that would try to place them in new homes but others simply abandoned them, leaving them in the hands of an oftentimes cruel fate.

    You see, a pet is a living thing, it can experience happiness, sorrow, pain and even hopelessness. A pet is not a disposable item that you can enjoy for awhile and then toss out like yesterday's garbage. The choice to become a pet-ower is a lifetime committment. So think about that the next time you just "can't resist" that cute little puppy or kitten in the petstore window.

    If you have talked it over with your family and everyone agrees that you'd all like a family pet, then please...consider contacting your local shelter or animal rescue group. Just imagine the joy your family will experience knowing that you've helped to save a beautiful and loving life that now brings you so much happiness.

    There's no experience better than giving a second chance to something so precious. Won't you please consider it and then ask me about helping you find that perfect pet to share your life.

    The song that you hear in the background is "Grand Exit" written and performed by Ellis. Like so many of my new favorite songs, I heard this one at Ellis' myspace and asked for her permission to use this song as the background for this page. I can't thank her enough for approving it.

    You can find an archive of the musicians who have allowed the use of their songs to this page linked here

    ATTENTION MUSICIANS! ask us about featuring your Mp3 for one of our Pet Pages.

    In Loving Memory of our beloved furkid, Bentley
    Birth Unknown - Dec. 1. 2004
    Bentley, your life was taken way too soon and mercilessly by a deer-hunter
    You were a joy to us and even though we sometimes feel your sweet presence
    still.. we miss you so much.
    May you sleep in the arms of angels tonight.

    "A Loved One is not gone, until they are forgotten!
    And to Live in the Hearts of those left behind is to Live Forever!"

    A Rescuers Prayer

    Please give me the strength Lord that I need to do this work. Don't harden my heart but cause it to be able to withstand the pain and sorrow I feel each time I see the injustice with which non-humans are treated. Help me not to falter or become overwhelmed.

    Lift me up and make me an example and inspiration to others. Let them see in me the desire to work with them so that together we will greet a day when our services are no longer needed.

    Let me see a day when a kennel door opens and closes for the very last time as a shelter worker waves goodbye to the last of their charge. Let every pet know the security of being held in a loving owners arms and make it possible for every animal to breath fresh air, feel grass beneath their feet and sunshine on their back. Let me see a day when not even one animal is suffering in an experimental laboratory and a day that animals are looked upon for their natural beauty and not seen as fur clothing. Blessed will be the day when animals are no longer regarded as business.

    My prayer is that the eyes of the abusers will open to the pain and suffering they cause and that one day mankind will indeed become kind. I pray that they recieve understanding that everything hurts and that they will stop the pain. Only then will we be able to sit down and rest in the realization that we have completed a job well done.

    Written By: Theresa Yarbrough

    "if I can stop one heart from breaking
    I shall not live in vain;
    if I can ease one life the aching,
    or cool one pain,
    or help one fainting robin
    unto his nest again
    I shall not live in vain."

    ~ Emily Dickinson

    Let's Stop Animal Experiments

    Animals are routinely cut open, poisoned, and forced to live in barren steel cages for years, although studies show that because of vast physiological variations between species, human reactions to illnesses and drugs are completely different from those of other animals. Today's non-animal research methods are humane, more accurate, less expensive, and less time-consuming than animal experiments, yet change comes slowly and many researchers are unwilling to switch to superior technological advances. Animal experimentation not only is preventing us from learning more relevant information, it continues to harm and kill animals and people every year. ...Learn more (warning..this site is graphic)

    ..learn more about the unnecessary experiments conducted....research

    Donations are needed for these groups to continue in their work of ending animal testing but there are other ways that you can help like becoming a voice for these animals, let everyone know how they're suffering in laboratories. You can also write to your representatives and encourage them to propose legislation and vote in favor of these animals. Insist that the agencies in control of these laboratories do their jobs. Ask me how I can help you save millions of animals from suffering everyday.

    Rescue Me Please

    Rescue me not only with your hands but with your heart as well.
    I will respond to you.
    Rescue me not out of pity but out of love.
    I will love you back.
    Rescue me not with self-righteousness but with compassion.
    I will learn what you teach.
    Rescue me not because of my past but because of my future.
    I will relax and enjoy.
    Rescue me not simply to save me but to give me a new life.
    I will appreciate your gift.
    Rescue me not only with a firm hand but with tolerance and patience.
    I will please you.
    Rescue me not only because of who I am but who I'm to become.
    I will grow and mature.
    Rescue me not to revere yourself to others but because you want me.
    I will never let you down.
    Rescue me not with a hidden agenda but with a desire to teach me to trust.
    I will be loyal and true.
    Rescue me not to be chained or to fight but to be your companion.
    I will stand by your side.
    Rescue me not to replace one you've lost but to soothe your spirit.
    I will cherish you.
    Rescue me not to be your pet but to be your friend.
    I will give you unconditional love.
    Please Rescue Me!

    author unknown

    Pet Overpopulation and the Importance of Spaying and Neutering

    Every year, millions of healthy cats and dogs are killed in shelters around the country. This pet overpopulation crisis is the direct result of animals left unaltered in our communities.

    Nearly 8-10 million cats and dogs enter shelters in the U. S. each year. This is not surprising considering the possibility that, if left unaltered, one pair of cats could exponentially produce 420,000 kittens in seven years, and in six years, one female dog and her offspring could give birth to 67,000 puppies. Unfortunately, the number of cats and dogs far exceeds the number of loving homes available, and consequently, 4-5 million homeless animals are put to death in U.S. shelters every year.

    This is a sad and unnecessary problem of overwhelming proportion that is largely preventable if people spayed or neutered their companion animals. In fact, the ONLY humane and effective way of addressing the overpopulation crisis is through spay and neuter surgery.

    Benefits of spay/neuter surgery for your pet and for you

    Dogs who are altered are three times less likely to bite than dogs who are unaltered. The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that dogs who are not spayed or neutered are more aggressive, and are involved in the majority of reported dog bite incidents. The National Centers for Disease Control state that children make up more than 60% of all dog bite victims, and that dogs should be neutered to reduce aggressive tendencies. Additionally, unspayed females attract free-roaming males, which increases bite risk to people through increased exposure to unfamiliar dogs.

    Spaying and neutering also reduces nuisance behavior. Dogs and cats who are not spayed or neutered have an increased desire to roam, to mark their territory with urine, and to fight with other animals. Animals who are altered live longer and healthier lives.

    Read The Puppy Buyers Guide before purchasing your next pet from a Pet Store.

    For local low cost spay neuter clinics in your area call: 1-800-SPAY USA

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