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Everyone’s “Best Friend” Receives Their Second Chance

 

Everyone’s “Best Friend” Receives Their Second Chance

By Amy Lignor

 

It is not an overstatement to say that dogs and cats crave a home of love, friendship, loyalty and kindness – the four attributes they offer to the owner who shows them the same. The numbers for those animals that have been lost, harmed or run away, have risen every year for over a decade, with more and more shelters actually using the name “humane society” in a misleading way. These particular societies have one thing in common…the animal will be put to death in a certain number of days, depending on the State, if not adopted. In other words…these poor animals that have already lived through a nightmare may have been better off on the streets.

 

12109001_1636420659931540_8719365557663705994_nAccording to the ASPCA, there are over 13,500 community animal shelters nationwide that are “independent.” No national organization monitors these shelters that use the generalized terms of “humane society” or “SPCA.” The ASPCA (Humane Society of the United States) has increased peoples’ awareness when it comes to these locations in an attempt to make these facts known:

 

Approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters nationwide every year, with approximately 2.7 million being euthanized. (Dogs: approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% are returned to their owner. Cats: approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% are returned to their owners.)

 

These statistics grow more frightening with each year. Everything from a State’s budget issues to simply an overcrowding of strays has been used as an excuse to explain why so many millions of animals are being euthanized. The figures are even more repulsive once finding out that industry trends show revenue will continue to rise even higher.

 

In this world, people care about animals. They want to find that “Best Friend” and have them for life. The animal, whether cat or dog, becomes a huge part of the family…a part that is as important as any other person on the family tree.

 

In comes…the second chance. For those shelters that are either struggling or simply choosing to empty their cages by ending lives before it is time for the end to appear, there are those out there who are working day and night, taking their own love and caring and absolute humanity to save lives and give these creatures a second chance at being able to enjoy life and find that perfect home.

 

There are so many to mention, but one such organization is called, McLovin Second Chance Rescue, located in the state of New Mexico. McLovin is also important to mention, seeing as that this shelter (located in Las Cruces, NM) saves dogs and cats all over the U.S. However, they are pulling a great many from one of the highest kill shelters in all of New Mexico, located in Roswell.

 

Giving love, homes, and friendship to the aged, unwanted, and injured, McLovin is the perfect representative of what it means to give a second chance. Sometimes with the knowledge that certain animals do not have long to live, McLovin still gives them a home on the basis that a moment of love is better than nothing at all.

 

The background of the actual name “McLovin” is a heartwarming story. It was in March of 2015 in the move to Las Cruces that the owner’s Mastiff (“McLovin”) was hit by a car and died shortly thereafter. He was the very first rescue, and in his honor these individuals fight for all the animals. And, as millions already know, that fight is highly difficult when it comes to funding. Donations are needed to give these loving animals a second chance. And there is a ‘wish list,’ posted by the shelter on their Amazon account, where people can purchase items for the dogs and cats and the order will be directly shipped to the McLovin Second Chance Shelter.

 

The world is still humane – a good thing to be reminded of when you see the news, the battles and the turmoil that goes on all around us each day of our lives. When it comes to our smaller family members, those best friends who need, want and deserve a life of kindness, our humanity makes even more of a difference than anyone could possibly imagine. So, remember, the term “humane society” is a generalized term. There are those out there who do create the numbers that are beyond revolting: numbers that are worse than actual wars.

 

SPREAD THE WORD! The $5.00 spent on that Starbucks coffee in the morning can do a dog or a cat so much good. It contributes to their health and well-being until a family, such as yours, can adopt their “Best Friend” and show them a home!

 

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/McLovin-Second-Chance-Rescue-1633035926936680/

Source:  Baret News

 

BUTTERFLY ENERGY

 

 BUTTERFLY ENERGY

~by Diana Lynn

Colorful butterflies feeding on minerals in a dirt road
Colorful butterflies feeding on minerals in a dirt road

 Colorful butterflies surround every pothole puddle for miles along the stretch of road that connects Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi. Other protected areas rich in butterflies are Kibale and Bwindi National Parks, which are also greatly forested. There were thousands of brightly iridescent colored butterflies everywhere I walked.  If you stood still, they would light on you and then flutter away.  These butterflies seemed content to stay on the African’s bodies but not on the tourists, except for me.  I seemed to be a magnet for them.  And one of the tour guides in Bwindi took me out for a couple of hours to observe everything, because I was easy going and really enjoyed taking “in” their Africa’s smallest details. He told me, that he had never seen the butterflies land on a white woman before in such large numbers, there were no bare spots on my body; all were taken by these awesome and engaging butterflies.  He was miffed and I was thrilled; I believed they came to me because of the Reiki and the energy work that I do.  When the butterflies were on my body, they were receiving the Reiki which in turn gave them a strong dose of vibrant energy that insured their safety from the animals and the elements for the next 36 hours! For me to have all these butterflies on my body were several moments of sheer joy with their sharing with me; it felt like gentle nudging’s of shared connection for me and much more for the butterflies. The vibes that I felt from them:  “Where did you come from?”  “Are there more of you?”  “We haven’t felt this before.”  “Stay, we like this vitality.”

This is what Nature loves to share with people, their individuality!

Contact Diana Lynn at Pathways to Understanding (208) 584-9034 or

e-mail Diana@pathwaystounderstanding.com

 Uganda's most stunning butterflies Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla. 

Ever Wonder What An Animal Is Thinking?

By Diana Lynn~

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHave you ever wondered what your pet is thinking or if they are happy? Wondered what it would be like to chat with a gorilla? As an Animal Communicator, I have done these things. During the twenty years I spent as a raptor rehabilitator with my own Flight to Freedom sanctuary, I have soared with eagles, darting amongst the clouds, able to see through the eyes of the birds of prey (raptors) that I have released. I have walked through the barns at the race tracks and had the horses call for me to come talk to them or help ease their pain. I have traveled to Uganda, Africa, and talked with the mountain gorillas, the lions, monkeys and other animals that live there.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll animals are telepathic; it is second nature for them. Being able to communicate with animals is so rewarding and profound. When I help them to understand “Why” their animals are doing what they do, their animals are sometimes surprised that their humans cannot understand them at all. Many times I find that misbehaving pets have an underlying physical problem or pain, and I provide some Traditional Reiki for them as well.

On one of our walks south of home in a Wildlife Refuge, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANakota and I had a normal wonderful walk observing the wildlife. On driving back, I asked the Universe where did all those big rocks come from (out to the west of me in an area that I know very well, there seemed to be about ten or so big rocks lying on the ground) and when I finished asking, the rocks were so moved by my thoughts, they just stared at me – THEY were Wild Turkeys and they wanted some Traditional Reiki, that is why they were there as they knew I would notice them! The next several days they were in two bunches of approximately twelve turkeys each and they received and enjoyed getting the Traditional Reiki and then they disappeared as they had moved on to another location to keep themselves safe from the exchange.

How Do I Communicate With Animals?

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Animal Communications – always a pleasure to do ~