Animal Welfare groups should pay close attention to cases of child abuse

Jan 27, 2012

Facebook has been inundated with graphic stories and pictures of animal cruelty this week. Cruelty seems to be too tame a word for the suffering purposely inflicted on a powerless living being. It hit me like a ton of bricks again. The sickening waves travelled from the pit of my stomach to my heart. I couldn't take any more. I took some much needed quiet time tonight and dug deep into the heart of the issue that so many Animal Group Facebook pages are not talking about;

Animal cruelty beg...

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MLA Jagrup Brar - SALI challenges you to foster a dog for your Welfare Challenge

Jan 16, 2012

Dear Mr. Brar: Your commitment to spending a month on the street is commendable. I am always excited with any initiative that gives the homeless a voice. However, I would like to address an issue that has been missing from the media coverage of your Welfare Challenge. Many homeless people, people in danger of becoming homeless and those living in poverty have pets. Pets nurture at-risk people when they have lost all family and friends. Pets create a sense of family, love and support. Pets create...

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Hug your pet and thank your lucky stars

Dec 05, 2011

This morning I was waiting at a church to pick up a cat to put into our foster program. The cat is the beloved companion of a woman fleeing domestic violence. The woman had gone back to her place when it was safe to get her cat and was going to bring her to me. Something wasn't right as I waited and waited. It ended up that she couldn't get the cat. The woman was so apologetic that she had wasted my time. That's when it hit me full force. Life can be so difficult for some of us. Me I ju...

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Growing up with Disney movies helps children to empathize with animals

Nov 27, 2011

There are a few movies that I can never watch without shedding a tear no matter how many times I see it. And they all seem to involve animals. After watching this You Tube clip of Baby of Mine from Disney's Dumbo movie it dawned on me, no wonder I want to make the world a better place for animals. This is the magic of Disney.

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Baby goats love to climb anything

Nov 17, 2011

Christine Mayworm and I were invited out to Zajac Ranch in Mission. The two of us are always looking for groups to collaborate with and to learn how others are helping children and animals. What I didn't expect was to meet two baby goats who love to climb on people!

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