April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month--My Goal to Write Every Day This Month About This!

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April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month and since one of my biggest passions is animals, I just want to say a little something every day for the rest of the month (that's my goal).

Today I would like to say thank you to the Portland Audobon Society who have taken in injured pets that I've found in the past. There are a group of volunteers who work to rehabilitate mostly winged creatures in their Wildlife Care Center and they educate people on some of the local birds in the area.  They have used hawks as "teachers" those who have been rehabilitated but can no longer be in the wild, just as an example of the many ways they educate people young and old in the city of Portland, Oregon.

There are times when they cannot save an injured animal, but they have never turned me away. I brought in a crow I found in a school yard and I walked him home in my arms about a half mile while walking back with my husband and our Golden Retrievers (who first found him). He laid gently in my arms and seemed content, but I knew he most likely was in shock.  As it was getting towards dusk, I put him in a box and tried my best to keep him warm until the next day.

I took him into the Wildlife Care Center at the Portland Audobon Society and I called the next day. He couldn't be saved, but they were so kind and I felt that their genuine compassion really touched me, so I made a donation. They have a wonderful newsletter that goes out to those who donate, filled with information and trips that you can sign up for, both day trips and more extensive ones.

I hope to do that someday!




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Gayle Rich-Boxman
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Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Defenseless animals is my favorite topic. It is our responsibility to help them, care for them, and watch out for them. They have no one otherwise. We are their people, not their owners.

Apr 04, 2011 08:53 PM #1
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Good cause.. . I didn't know you had penguins on your lake?>:)

Seriously., I wish they were more people like you on this world.

Apr 04, 2011 11:22 PM #2
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Good blog goal, I'll be checking in on you everyday.

Up until a couple of years ago, we'd been doing animal rescue and fostering for more than 25 years.  Our big push was and continues to be spay and neuter.  Jon references defenseless animals, this is so true.  It is beyond sad when people are so irresponsible to let dogs and cats reproduce indefinitely without a plan in the world to care or love them.

Good luck with the Prevention to Cruelty blog, you know you will open some eyes to the dilemna.

Apr 05, 2011 01:07 AM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-I knew you were a special and kind lady and this post only reinforces that fact. Great post. I am a huge animal lover and bird lover. Have a great Tuesday

Apr 05, 2011 01:26 AM #4
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I say that there aren't enough animal lovers in the world!!!  They have no voice, we must be that for them.

A challenge: can any of you put a goal out there for yourselves this month to do you own thing related to the prevention of cruelty to animals??

Apr 05, 2011 05:05 AM #5
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Those Audobon Societies around the world Gayle do wonders for us and the animals. Good luck with this series of yours. Your off to the races with the excellent photos as always...

Apr 05, 2011 07:16 AM #6
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