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Fuzzy friends need a home.

Postby DGA » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:35 am

Here is but one example (for those in the mid-Atlantic in the USA):

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ ... 19105.html

I'd like to know what people think of animal rescue, in the milieu of companion animals such as pets but more generally also.
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Re: Fuzzy friends need a home.

Postby Dave The Seeker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:05 pm

As far as pets go, my girlfriend and I have 3 dogs and 5 cats. Of these 2 dogs and 3 cats are rescues. I think if ones able to care for the animals rescued than it is a very good thing. Our animals are truly spoiled.
As to rescuing larger animals, such as horses, donkeys and the like, you need a bit of property, proper housing and a good knowledge of how to care for these animals. Not to mention the extra money and time that it takes to properly care for them.


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Re: Fuzzy friends need a home.

Postby DGA » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Certainly, yes. (The link above is for a couple trying to find a home for a pair of ferrets.)

I know there are ways to adopt feral horses & burros ("wild horses") in the West of the US. That's a serious commitment, but also a great service to beings.
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Re: Fuzzy friends need a home.

Postby Dave The Seeker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:33 pm

If I'm not mistaken you can "adopt" these wild horses and burrows.
I know there is such a program in the west for the wild mustangs.


Kindest wishes, Dave
Everyday problems teach us to have a realistic attitude.
They teach us that life is what life is; flawed.
Yet with tremendous potential for joy and fulfillment.
~Lama Surya Das~

If your path teaches you to act and exert yourself correctly and leads to spiritual realizations such as love, compassion and wisdom then obviously it's worthwhile.
~Lama Thubten Yeshe~

One whose mind is freed does not argue with anyone, he does not dispute with anyone. He makes use of the conventional terms of the world without clinging to them
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Re: Fuzzy friends need a home.

Postby DGA » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:44 am

As it turns out, the ferrets are still available and free of charge. FWIW.
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