Animal Rescue

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How Rescue Horses Change Lives

When people walk out in the field of horses with me, they are entering into a space where no ego exists. There is only the pure reflection from the horses who, because of their prey nature, are reading not what we show on the surface but the intention of energy we are holding underneath that. We are mirrored from a place of pure authenticity where our own blindness and unconscious habits are revealed in an instant due to the highly sensitive nature and intuition that the horse brings to the conversation.
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Will Pope Francis Champion Animal Rights?

Abhorring patriarchy, and based on the church's adherence to the doctrine that animals have no soul, in early adulthood I chose to disengage with the Catholic faith. Then came the staggering confirmation that the new pope chose the name Pope Francis. I was flooded with emotion -- Saint Francis: the revered Patron Saint of animals.
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A Love Letter to All Mothers on Valentine's Day

I hope anyone reading this will take the time to remember just how much every mother loves her children. Now nearly five years gone, my mother's love lives in my heart, her voice comes out in my words, her spirit comes out in my actions, her teachings guide my life. My mother's name was Mary. She taught me to never walk away from someone in need.
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Adopt-a-HuffPet: Sweet Wilbur Needs a Home

Wilbur seems to have led his previous life as a family pet rather than a hunter. He loves his daily walks and can loose-leash walk with excellent manners. He loves a good belly or back scratch, his obedience practice, and enjoys the challenge of obstacle/agility courses.
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Sheep Thrills: An Unusual Animal Rescue

My friend Jules called to advise me there's a sheep in the middle of Toronto. They canvass the neighbours, and sure enough, find out the sheep is being "fattened for slaughter." Never mind that we're in Toronto, we're supposed to be civilized, this is 2012, and certainly, no farm animals should be in the city. Now, you really can't make this up.
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Many Shelter Animals Face the Needle, But You Can Make a Difference

I woke up to a full inbox: 66 cats to be euthanized at an Ontario pound, 70 dogs in peril in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. All scheduled for the fatal needle Tuesday morning. Canadians, please don't breed or buy while shelter pets die; please make adoption your first option; please take the time to find out how your municipality deals with pet overpopulation. I guarantee that if you knew, you would be shocked into action.
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Adopt-a-HuffPet: Fall in Love With Sheena and Mitzi

Sheena was found wandering the streets, scared and alone. No one cared about this giant beauty. Mitzi is a sweet, cuddly senior, whose long-time caregiver recently passed away. At 14 years, she has some stiff joints (who doesn't at such an age?) and needs to be the only cat so that she can have all the love and attention she deserves!
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Puffin Ready For Release

A wayward puffin that had been found on the streets of Montreal and made national headlines when a rescue operation flew it to Newfoundland was released into the ocean east of St. John's Friday. “The...