Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Save a Life...Adopt an Animal!

The Holiday Season is the perfect time to accept a new family member into your life. Be sure to adopt and/or rescue instead of buying!

Erin and Burnie almost a year later!

Just after Christmas 2009, police in the Town of Sterlington rescued a small kitten that had been purposely burned. The kitten was fostered and then adopted by LOVE – as in Erin Sharplin Love, a certified wedding planner and professional organizer from West Monroe, Louisiana. Erin and her parents have been involved with animal rescue and welfare for many years. They are actively involved with PAWS of Northeast Louisiana and also an organization founded by Love’s parents, ORVAL (Ouachita River Valley Animal League).

Not long after Burnie was rescued...

Burnie, formerly known as Ember, now lives with a family of other rescued pets at the shop where Love works. He has a friendly and outgoing personality, and brings LOVE to his surroundings. He has made a full recovery! You think he likes his home??

"Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight… Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God’s absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering." --Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2416

” Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance… There is something so very dreadful… in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.” — Reverend Andrew Linzey

Would you like to save a life?? Are you interested in Fostering a Pet?? If so, please contact Erin Sharplin Love by email: ErinLove@PanacheByErin


CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

What a great post Amanda about a wonderful organization! I am so happy that Burnie found the love and compassion that every being deserves.
I look forward to helping ORVAL in our fund raising efforts.

BeadedTail said...

It breaks my heart to hear that people can be so cruel to animals but thankfully there are also wonderful people like Erin! I love happy endings! Thanks for telling us about Burnie, Erin and ORVAL! He's so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Amanda!! This brought tears to my eyes! :) Good tears, though.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

So glad that there are people in the world like Erin and her family to help those poor animals. So glad the Etsy Angels will be helping her out this month!

myminimocs said...

what a wonderful story!!! Burnie has come a long way!!! GO ORVAL!!!


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