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Bill at Rainbow Bridge

Bill at Rainbow Bridge was written by Dan Carrison for all who have ever been blessed by the unconditional love of a pet. It is a wonderful story about David and his…


When You Lose A Beloved Pet

by Sybil Sage

There’s no song that captures what you’re experiencing when you lose your pet, no Sinatra to croon, “One less coat to untangle, one less water bowl to fill.” You’re not sure if others have felt the same grief and you don’t know how you’ll come to grips with the pain.

Minutes after our dog died, with her lifeless body lying on an examining table, the vet asked, “What would you like to do with the remains?” Neither my husband, our son nor I knew how to answer. We shook our heads and waved off the options of keeping or scattering her ashes, returning home with an intense emptiness.


A Mini-Tribute to Pets

Pets are amazing creatures. They give and give and give again and expect so little in return. We often focus on the heroics of pets that make the news and celebrate all of them vicariously through the one that becomes a public star, but again, each deserves the spotlight. Here is yet another area of life where animals serve mankind in a very special way.

Shelters & Rescues

ZAPP Opens New Facility Hopes To Address The Horrific Pet Overpopulation In Mexico

Right now in Mexico, thousands and thousands of dogs and cats roam the streets seeking food and shelter, most dealing with serious disease, starvation, heat exhaustion and eventually, death. In the past in San Felipe, if strays were caught they were electrocuted. Now, because of ZAPP, if caught strays are euthanized, it must be by sedation.

To further address the issue, ZAPP has officially opened a new facility in Mexico that has an open door policy. Officials that used to take strays straight to their death, now drop the animals at the ZAPP door where they receive treatment and more.


Award-Winning Actress to Help Raise Money for Local Non-Profits

Actress Diane Gaidry will make guest appearances at Pup-Corn and A Movie and at Honoring the Animals, Candlelight Vigil in September. The weekend fundraisers are presented by Chance’s Spot, Pet Loss and Support Resources with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the New Albany Animal Shelter.

Diane has played lead roles in numerous independent films, including “Loving Annabelle” for which she won the Best Actress award at Outfest in 2006, as well as numerous episodic television guest spots, including a role in the hit show “Medium.” Pup-Corn and A Movie will feature the film which she co-produced and stars in, “The Dogwalker.” The movie follows the moving, transformational journey of Ellie Moore (Diane Gaidry) who, within the dogs she cares for, finds lost pieces of herself as she fumbles with the leash to her own life. She struggles to hold on as it pulls her toward a brighter future before her past catches up with her.


Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil

Gail Heller is the Founder of Chance’s Spot, a nonprofit organization exclusive in its focus on pet loss and grief and compassion fatigue: the stress resulting from repeated exposure to injured and abused animals.

She wrote to tell us about an event called Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil which will be taking place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on September 13, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky. If you’re


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Years and years ago, I convinced my mom to take in a little tan Cocker Spaniel puppy that needed a good home. I did so by bringing the 6-month-old cutie right to her house. They fell in love and the rest was history. Last night, the story ended with a trip to the vet and some much needed rest for the weary companion who, though

Animal Rights

What is Animal Deathing?

Found this to be a pretty interesting article. It’s a bit different, but that’s what opinions are supposed to be…

What happens when we die? In our society, death is often hidden away. Rarely are we present for the passing of a loved one, a major exception being our animal family members.

Echo, my horse of 22 years, took her time dying, even with the help of euthanasia