Equine Rescue

Feel Good Sunday: Firefighter Does Sweetest Thing For Two Terrified Donkeys Fleeing Wildfires

By as published on The Dodo

They were so relieved to be safe ❤️

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  1. Maybe a lot of us could sort of “set a place” at our Thanksgiving tables for those in need by calculating what one meal would cost and donating that amount? Thousands of people (and animals) will not be having Thanksgiving at home this year as a result of these fires. Think how far even a couple of apples went in this story!

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    • Well said and exactly right!
      Instead of “shopping” for gifts for friends at the big box stores during the holidays – send a donation to those in need and then give a card to the person saying they were remembered by a donation to a reputable rescue organization. I have done this myself over the years.

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  2. Yes, PLEASE make a donation to North Valley Animal Disaster Group and not HSUS. I am the Animal Services Manager for the City of Chico and I can tell you that NVADG is a well established LOCAL organization that not only has responded to many fires here in Butte County, but disasters all over the country and the world. They are well trained, well organized, and are housing almost 2,000 animals displaced from the fire. We took in the animals evacuated from the Paradise Animal Shelter, but without them, our shelter and the county shelter would have been totally OVERWHELMED with animals from the fire.

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  3. Gods compassion and kindness is to be extended to all creatures, both human and non human. This has always been the heart of the Lord, far beyond what many would understand. Animals feel. remember, understand and can see into the hearts of people, If Gods heart of compassion and kindness extends to all creatures, both human and nonhuman, how much more should ours. It is not a choice, of one over another, but rather an act that proceeds from the heart, whenever and whereever it is needed. Kindness to one or a few creates a cascade effect, whether by planting seeds of kindness, or opening the eyes of the heart to another to see the nec\essity of doing it for another. How many times for all of us has a frightened, injured animal, of whatever species snuggled in our arms, for a safe haven. The true accounts of others in this go far and wide, and if I can use the phraseology, would blow our minds. This story is beautiful and others along these lines, an inspiration to me. My heart aches to do more. Life is not about ourselves, to keep our lives in a nice neat little box. Life is about making a positive difference, or to quote the prophet Isaiah” To loosen the bands of wickedness, undo heavy burdens, let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke. This, again is to be extended to all crearures, human, and non human.

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  4. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
    ― Henry Beston


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