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· My Dog Is My Hero

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

· Mystery of Madera Canyon

· Cemetery Island

· Gold River Canyon

· Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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· The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window

· Home For The Holidays

· Two Bonded Street Orphans, In From The Cold

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· Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe

· Freezing, Starving, and Scared

· A Home For The Holidays

· The Dog On The Tracks

· Ghost Dog Rescued From Hot Dog Stand

· February is 'National Spay/Neuter Awareness' Month

· The 2014 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

· Saving Our Canine Vets, This Veterans Day

· November is 'Adopt-A-Senior-Pet' Month

· National Pit Bull Awareness Day

· Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

· October is 'Adopt-A-Dog' Month

· Pet Theft Is On The Rise

· The Humane Society of Louisiana

· What Have We Become

· The Victims of Our Cruelty

· The Shredding Machine

· Happy Easter From Valentino

· A Woodland Chat

· Happy First Day of Spring!

· Mud Pups

· Our Self-Centered Society

· Nature's Free Gifts

· On Frozen Pond

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· International Writing Award

· My Animal Book Wins an Award

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It's Also The Feast Day of St. Francis


World Animal Day was started back in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy as a way of highlighting the plight of Earth’s numerous endangered species.  Since then, it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life; and today, it is celebrated in countries throughout the world.
And October 4th was chosen as 'World Animal Day' since it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment.
World Animal Day is intended as a day of celebration for anyone in the world who cares about Earth’s animals: wild, domesticated, and pet.  And it is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief, or ideology.
And since the official World Animal Day website was launched in 2003, the number of World Animal Day events taking place throughout the planet has increased every year.
All animal lovers on Earth are encouraged to use this special day to commemorate their love and respect for animals by doing something special today to highlight the importance of animals in our world. 
And it’s a celebration of animals that everyone can participate in, whether they are part of an animal welfare organization, group, or as an individual.
Last year, I participated in a Letter of Support for World Animal Day by writers and artists:
This year, I’m participating in fund raising efforts for a local animal shelter that is now overflowing with foreclosed pets in desperate need of new homes.
  • To celebrate earth’s animal life in all its forms
  • To celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
  • To acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, to supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
  • To acknowledge, and be thankful for, the ways in which animals enrich our lives
On the website linked below, you can find events going on in your own area to celebrate World Animal Day.
And there is no better time than today, World Animal Day, to begin your resolve to get more involved in some sort of fashion in honoring, and respecting, and becoming an advocate and spokesman for, the many diverse forms of life we human beings are privileged to share this planet with.
It’s also a great day to begin teaching the youngsters in your life something educational about animals, and how they truly do enrich all of our lives, every single day.
Will You Join Us?


Web Site World Animal Day Website

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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/5/2009
Your Older Brother can't get more proud of you, every thing started with the force of one. Avalanches just need a first rolling peeble.

Georg EDvard

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/4/2009
Thanks for the link and story. By the way you need the link to the Vatican, to retrieve your St. FrancisII honor status. Patrick
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/4/2009
Ed, you are such a source, you should be an encyclopedia, just kiddin, thanks for the reminder my friend, love and peace!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 10/4/2009
Thank you for this information. I am the Director of a 4-H club with (25) 4Th and 5Th graders in our local elementary school. Our members are doing an animal photo contest and pet food fundraiser for the local shelter.

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Where The Redwing Sings

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Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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Cemetery Island

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