India: Blue Cross: Feeding rescued calves


Nandita Saha playing godmother to two rescued little calves, Krishna and Aloft, at Blue Cross of India.  Blue Cross rescues a great many cows, as well as all kinds of other animals.  Earlier this year, they rescued over 100 bulls from illegal transport.


To visit Blue Cross of India’s facebook page, click here.


To visit Blue Cross of India’s website, click here.


Photo: Blue Cross of India




U.S: New Mexico: Santa Fe: Kindred Spirit’s Benefit Art show, August 11


Linda St. Claire’s exquisite brush strokes reveal the soul of the animal. Known throughout the U.S. and worldwide, she is among the artists who are generously donating their artwork to the Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Benefit Art Show, to be held August 11, 2012.

This ethereal, angelic dove was created by Barbara Harnack, whose artwork has an otherworldly touch, especially the faces. Raku is a special technique of firing ceramics, originally discovered in the sixteenth century by a Korean potter.

“Oheke” means “bashful” in the Hawaiian language; Alexis Higginbotham learned the meaning from her Hawaiian mother.  This lovely fish exemplifies the sensitivity of her artwork.


To view these and many more enchanting works of art – and to meet the charming residents of Kindred Spirits, a very gentle and light-filled sanctuary that provides elder and hospice care for dogs, horses, and poultry – please attend their Benefit Art Show on August 11.


Benefit Art Show

August 11, 2012,

10 am – 4 pm,

Located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe,

On Highway 14,

one half mile south of the Lone Butte General Store,



India: Chennai: On-air fundraiser for Blue Cross this Friday evening

Radio host Disha Oberoi, on Live104.8FM, will be holding a fundraiser on air from 7 to 8 pm this Friday evening, July 13, 2012, for Blue Cross of India. If you’re in or near Chennai, be sure to tune in.  You can make a pledge of funds, and even specify how you’d like it spent – for food for the animals, vet care, ambulance services, or whichever way you’d like your donation to benefit the animals.

There will be lots of music and success stories about animals rescued, so it will be a fun event.  This is follows the recent highly successful adopt-a-thon, in which over 60 Blue Cross animals found their forever homes.  It’s the first hour-long on-air fundraiser for animals held by a Chennai radio station!

That’s 7-8 pm this Friday on Live 104.8 FM.

Photo: Courtesy of Blue Cross of India

U.S.: Rescued chimps enjoying life in the open air

On a beautiful sanctuary of grassy islands and palm trees, Save the Chimps, in Fort Pierce, Florida, cares for nearly 300 rescued chimps who once lived in solitary confinement in laboratory cages, as research chimps.  Now they live happily in families, enjoying their lives with plenty of room to run and play in the open air.

To find out more about the work of Save the Chimps, click here.

Photo: Thomas Lersch / Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported / This is another chimp, not one at Save the Chimps.

India: Mumbai: Saving birds in heavy rains

A rescued kite.

On July 3, 2012, heavy rain fell in Mumbai for the second day, resulting in many distressed birds being received at PAWS center.

Some of the birds who were uninjured were released in suitable habitat. This kite and several pigeons were sent to Thane SPCA, also in Mumbai, for rehabilitation and eventual release.

PAWS rescues many wild birds, snakes and other wildlife, as well as dogs, cats, and other domestic animals.

To visit PAWS Facebook page, click here.

To visit Thane SPCA’s website, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of PAWS

ESAF vets provide care for 107 Pyramids horses and camels

A boy with one of the Pyramids horses.


In June, ESAF conducted 7 separate mobile clinics at the pyramids area – providing shots for internal and external parasites and treating all kinds of common injuries and diseases for the working horses and camels. The clinics also provided feeding for the most urgent cases.

One of the vets feeding a carriage horse.

The animal owners have always been so grateful to see us back in the area, especially the camel owners who have nobody else to rely on. Now they can’t feel they are left alone in the middle of the crisis, and there is someone to take care of them and their animals.

Camels having dinner.

This month some of our vets experienced the work at the Pyramids area for the first time. Some volunteers and trainee vets also enjoyed being part of such an inspiring experience, and, of course, owners volunteered to work as vet assistants at times, grateful for the help and the awareness tips they were given.

A horse is given a shot.

ESAF has always been committed to the working animals at the Pyramids, and we are doing our best to continue the long term project for the area.

A young boy with one of his family’s camels.

Total number of animals treated in June:  72 Horses and 35 Camels.

A horse gets a shot.

Total number of animals fed in June:  40 Horses and 17 Camels.

Also a big thank you to Aida at Digla Animal Rescue for her donation of the nose bands for the working animals.  These soft nosebands replace the uncomfortable wires previously in use.

Very special thanks to all our donors and to ESAF vets Dr. Moh A Al Hay, Dr. Moh Ossama, Dr. Marwa Rabah and Dr. Moh Gomaily for their hard work and dedication to helping the Pyramids camels and horses.

Photos: Courtesy of ESAF

IRELAND: ARAN plans major rally for August 26, 2012

An earlier rally against circuses’ abuse of elephants.

On Sunday, August 26, 2012, ARAN (Animal Rights Action Network), one of the most active animal rights groups in Ireland, will lead a lively, peaceful march and rally along Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

If you live anywhere in Ireland please plan to attend; your dogs, children, and friends are welcome.

“Take a special moment now to watch our short, beautiful, inspiring rally promo video that we’ve just released – there’s no cruel images, just 100% beautiful music and footage from previous ARAN rallies with a special message, enjoy. Click here.”

To visit ARAN’s Facebook page, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of ARAN