Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to
them, but to stop there
is not enough. We have a higher mission-to be of service to them
wherever they require it.”-
Francis of Assisi
I have friends claim they would like
to rescue an animal- but say they can't.
What they will often say is that they are too busy. But what this sometimes
really means is that they want the companionship-with none or few of the
responsibilities -the fulfillment of which is true love. It is easy to love
a teddy bear I suppose. But this is not true love. A teddy bear has no soul.
The important things money can't buy.
Scientific studies have shown that having a pet has
significant health benefits including fewer doctor's visits, lower
blood pressure, better adjustment to serious illness after the
death of a loved one, decreased feelings of loneliness and
isolation, etc. Equally important is to realize that these
benefits only occur in the context of a caring and
relationship between people and pets.
Ahimsa Dog Training
"Ahimsa is a Buddhist & Hindu word
often used by Mohandas Gandhi that
means "do no harm", "non-violence toward
all other beings", or "compassion".
The methods used at Ahimsa Dog Training
are based on motivating your dog to work
with you using something the dog wants.
If you want your dog to stop jumping on you,
for example, stop rewarding her for jumping
& find something else for her to do
(like sit politely) and motivate her to do that
automatically, instead of jumping."
Delta Society is dedicated to improving
human health through therapy & service
animals. We work to increase awareness
of the positive effects of animals, reduce
the barriers that prevent the involvement
of animals in everyday life and expand
the therapeutic and service role of animals
in health, service and education.
Each year, thousands of dogs contract
Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and other
vector-borne diseases. With their furry
coats, proximity to the ground and love
of exploration, dogs are 50 to 100 times
more likely than humans to come in
contact with disease-carrying ticks.
Wide variety of current cutting-edge
dog books & products for serious
dog enthusiasts and trainers.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital was
founded in 1973 by Mr. A.B. Lewis, in
cooperation with the Portland Veterinary
Medical Association, and in memory of Mr.
Lewis' late wife, Dove. In June of 1992,
DoveLewis opened its doors around the
clock to treat animals requiring emergency &
critical care, 24 hours a day.
Dogs New Life
NO KILL, alternative shelter in Portland, OR
that specializes in canine adoptions. There are
no dog runs or kennels here. We offer a warm,
home type environment for both our canine
residents and our potential adopters. From the
time you enter our cozy Lobby to until the time
you take your new friend home you will find
adopting a dog from our shelter to be a very
pleasant and relaxing process.
Humane Society of the United States
"Dedicated to creating a world where our
relationship with animals is guided by
compassion. We seek a truly humane society
in which animals are respected for their
intrinsic value, and where the human-animal
bond is strong."
Facilitates communicating with animals at a
deep soul level. In addition to a deeper
understanding of the soul connection between
human & animals, this communication can
be used to help resolve behavioral, health, & grieving
& loss issues. Lauren McCall brings a life-long love
of animals to her TTouch, Reiki & Animal
Communication practice. She is a TTouch
Practitioner, level 3, holds Second and
Fourth Degree Reiki and has studied with
a number of animal communicators.
"Founded by renowned primatologist Jane
Goodall, JGI is a global nonprofit that
mpowers people to make a difference for
all living things. We are creating healthy
ecosystems, promoting sustainable
livelihoods & nurturing new generations
of committed, active citizens around
The Tellington TTouch - is a method based
on circular movements of the fingers &
hands all over the body. The intent of the
TTouch is to activate the function of the
cells & awaken cellular intelligence - a little
like "turning on the electric lights of the body."
The TTouch is done on the entire body, &
each circular TTouch is complete within itself.
Therefore it is not necessary to understand
anatomy to be successful in speeding up
the healing of injuries or ailments, or changing
undesirable habits or behavior.
Williams- Animal Communicator
"Animal Communication can be helpful
for many common problems with
domestic animals of all kinds and is
guaranteed to improve and deepen your
relationships with animals."
Focus is on humane & natural alternatives
to today's traditional means of horse care.
Features a wide range of topics in
alternative & complementary medicines &
therapies as well as wholesome nutrition,
cooperative training, natural care &
maintenance of the horse and his
environment, book and video reviews,
special events, a children's section, & more.
Searchable database of animals needing
& a directory of the animal
"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA) is the largest animal rights organization
in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is
dedicated to establishing and protecting the
rights of all animals. PETA operates under the
simple principle that animals are not ours to eat,
wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in
which the largest numbers of animals suffer the
most intensely for the longest periods of time:
on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing
trade, and in the entertainment industry."
Listing of over 7,000 animal welfare
No-kill animal shelter, located in the foothills
of the Catskill Mountains.
PAWS is a volunteer nonprofit group that
helps improve the quality of life
for people with HIV.
Listings for over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs,
ski resorts, campgrounds,& beaches
that are pet-friendly.
Promotes the adoption of homeless
companion animals via the internet
by providing animal shelters, rescue
societies & individuals a software system
to post information about animals
available for adoption.
Project Wildlife cares for injured, orphaned, &
displaced native wildlife of San Diego County,
& releases rehabilitated animals back into
suitable natural habitats.
Center for Paralysis Research
Founded to both develop & test promising
methods of treatment for spinal cord injuries.
The Center utilizes its close affiliation with
the Department of Veterinary Clinical
Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine to
move basic laboratory methods into clinically
meaningful veterinary testing with naturally
occurring cases of dog spinal cord injuries.
These clinical trials have proven to speed
development of our techniques.
Mission is to place needy pets in responsible,
loving homes; educate and assist with
spaying and neutering and provide other
including foster care to pets in need.
Online Directory to Pet Friendly Lodging
Online pet resource providing services
that help veterinarians, pet owners, vet
students, & animal lovers navigate the
complexities of pet health resources
on the internet. Services promote pet
information exchange between pet owners,
veterinarians, & pet industry representatives.
"We provide veterinary health information
relating to dogs and cats. We have an
extensive collection of information online
Dog Health Information
and Cat Health Information
pages. Our staff
members are the owners and employees
of a small animal veterinary hospital. We
have the training and experience necessary
to help you understand diseases, disorders
and health maintenance requirements of
dogs & cats. We believe that well informed
people take better care of their pets!"
World Animal Net Directory
The world's largest database of animal
protection societies, with over 16,000 listings
and more than 10,000 links to Web Sites.
Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, honor and blessings. To you
alone, Most High, do they belong; no mortal lips are worthy to
pronounce Your Name.
We praise You, Lord, for all Your creatures,
especially for Brother Sun, who is the day through whom You
give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great
splendor, of You Most High, he bears your likeness.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Moon and the stars, in the
heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.
We praise You, Lord, for Brothers Wind and Air, fair and
stormy, all weather's moods, by which You cherish all that You
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Water, so useful, humble,
precious and pure.
We praise You, Lord, for Brother Fire, through whom You light
the night. He is beautiful, playful, robust, and strong.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth, who sustains us with
her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs.
We praise You, Lord, for those who pardon, for love of You
bear sickness and trial. Blessed are those who endure in
peace, by You Most High, they will be crowned.
We praise You, Lord, for Sister Death, from whom no-one living
can escape. Woe to those who die in their sins! Blessed are
those that She finds doing Your Will. No second death can do
We praise and bless You, Lord, and give You thanks, and serve
You in all humility.
"Many (if not most) Over
(OTC) or non-prescription flea control products are very toxic to cats and
kittens- especially the ones only approved for use in dogs. Many people mistakenly buy these for their pet
(it's not always their fault, the companies that make them want you to buy it, they don't really care about the dangers involved) so it pays to be extra careful when buying flea control products. Once again, for your money
Advantage or Frontlinefor Cats are the best and SAFEST products you can use on your cat, so please stick to
Brandon Brooks, DVM, former Staff Veterinarian, AsktheVet
According to Dr.
Brooks, even though the cat or kitten does not have the
OTC flea control product directly applied to it,
the cat or kitten may still become ill through indirect
exposure if it is applied to a dog in the household,
household furnishings, bedding, etc.. Also, many OTC dog
flea control products are not only toxic to cats, but dogs
Note: While Dr. Brooks considers Advantage Flea
Control for Cats and Frontline Flea/Tick Control for
Cats relatively safe, these products may, in my opinion,
have undesirable side effects in certain dogs, cats or
other animals. Hence- use them and other flea control
products sparingly, if at all, and
with caution.- See:"Healthy
pets, no fleas."
If your cat has been diagnosed with Feline CRF (Feline Chronic Renal
Failure) and/or if you have a cat that is over 5
years old, the Feline CRF Information
Center can provide very useful information and support for both you and your
think they're like flowers. Or fish. Some kind of
decorative object or conversation piece. They're nice.
And if they're not nice after a couple of months, get
rid of them." Ironically, Glendell said, "the
same intelligence and sensitivity that attract people to
parrots often ultimately drive them away. Left isolated
and under-stimulated, sensitive, intelligent beings tend
to lose their minds. This is the point at which a pet
parrot's popularity tends to end." - British
parrot behavioralist Greg Glendell
"The Center stands dedicated to the principle of a
better world through the teaching of a humane philosophy towards all living things. Life
is much richer when love and understanding exist as a bond between humans and
animals." -Helen Woodward, founder
The Helen Woodward
Center serves the San Diego/North County community through a wide variety of animal
and human services including: Animal adoptions, Therapeutic riding for people with
disabilities, Pet encounter therapy for emotionally and physically disabled,
Education for children and adults, Boarding and an Equine hospital. They can be reached at
858-756-4117. See also:
Adopt A Pet!
Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends
A Southern California based group dedicated to the care of unwanted pets, and promotion of
pet responsibility through public education.
My eyes are your eyes,
To watch and protect yours.
My ears are your ears ,
To hear and detect evil minds in the dark.
My nose is your nose,
To scent the invader of your domain.
And so you may live, my life is also yours.
"If you try to impose a rigid discipline while
teaching a child or a chimp you are working against the boundless curiosity and need for
relaxed play that make learning possible in the first place... learning cannot be
controlled; it is out of control by design. Learning emerges spontaneously, it
proceeds in an individualistic and unpredictable way, and it achieves its goal in its own
good time. Once triggered, learning will not stop-- unless it is hijacked by
conditioning." -Roger Fouts, "Next of Kin"
"A relationship with a dog is open-ended and expansive, a unique
opportunity that provides the means for enhancing the quality of life for both the dog and
the owner. Each dog is an individual possessing possibilities that may truly surprise us.
Who really knows what the limits are in such a relationship?
If we pay attention to what really happens in the context of a relationship with a dog,
we'll discover something new both about ourselves and life. Such a discovery can only
prove to be enriching." - Monks of New Skete
"The time will come when men such as
I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men."- Leonardo da Vinci
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi
"People who let their dogs and cats have litters in order to
show their children the "miracle of birth" should come witness the "miracle
of death" performed in the back rooms of animal shelters all over the
country."-Phyllis Wright, Humane Society of the United States
"Does Every Creature Have a Soul? A tool in your hands I am dear God,
the sweetest instrument you have shaped my being into.
What makes me now complete-
feeling the soul of every creature against my heart.
Does every creature have a soul?
Surely they do; for everything God has touched will have
And all creatures he has held." - St. Francis of Assisi
"Out of such heart-breaking experiences
that often shamed me there slowly arose in me the
unshakeable conviction that we had the right to bring pain
and death to another being only in case of inescapable
necessity, and that all of us must feel the horror that lies
in thoughtless torturing and killing. This conviction has
become increasingly dominant within me. I have become more
and more certain that at the bottom of our hearts we all
think so, and simply do not dare to admit it and practice
it, because we are afraid that others will laugh at us for
being sentimental, and because we have allowed our better
feelings to be blunted. But I vowed that I would never let
my feelings get blunted, and I would never again fear the
reproach of sentimentalism."-
"In the legal sense, animals are
regarded as 'things,' mere objects that can be bought, sold,
discarded, or destroyed at an owner's whim. Only when animals
can be regarded as 'persons' in the eyes of the law will it be
possible to give teeth to the often-fuzzy laws protecting
animals from abuse." -Jane Goodall
"So let us move into the next millennium with hope, for
without it all we can
do is eat and drink the last of our resources as we watch our planet
Instead, let us have faith in ourselves, in our intellect, in our staunch
Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace
intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.-
"No greater crimes are committed by humanity than the
crimes we practice against our own species. Yet the devaluation of life
knows no boundaries. When we destroy our environment- plants, animals-
when we devastate the earth's landscape, we are destroying ourselves
because the earth and all life are profoundly one. This is true from all
perspectives- ecological, biological and spiritual. As a species we have "toxified"
the Earth- those chemicals have spread to every living organism. Every
extinction beyond the natural order of things is a part of us dying. It is
our very illusion of separateness that allows us to destroy- ultimately
This awareness is a call to action- not passivity and resignation."-
Food, Inc is a
documentary that graphically depicts the the death,
disease and degradation to men, woman, children and
workers caused by industrial farming & the domination of
government by corporate agri-interests. It clearly draws the
connection between agribusiness and dramatic increases in
food born illness, environmental destruction and factory
worker and farmer oppression. The factories used to produce
our meat go beyond inhumane into the realm of genocidal
nightmare- of which the moral, let alone health
implications- are fundamentally destructive to the human
species. Yet this system is unsustainable in the era of peak
oil and global warming- and when it finally self destructs
there may be even more starvation and resulting wars and
destruction. This madness must stop! See also:
Boss Hog- Rollingstone, 12/14/2006
Legal Defense Fund
For more than a quarter-century, the Animal Legal Defense
Fund™ has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the
interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in
1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of
animal law, ALDF™ has blazed the trail for stronger
enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment
of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s
groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end
the suffering of abused animals are supported by hundreds of
dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members.
of Animals |
Mission is to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by
protecting and advocating for the rights, welfare, and
habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond
mere property, commodities, or things.