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First name / Friend,, when we speak of kindness and compassion to all living beings, we speak to the transformational quality of caring for one another. Every selfless act, no matter how seemingly small, carries a vibration with it; an energy that expands instead of contracts. Nowhere is that more evident than within our own hearts. When we truly CARE and seek to make a difference, the heart breathes as if with lungs and opens to hold and give more love. 


We care for you, dear friends. No matter how close or how far away, we stand united with you in creating a better world for all. Together, we got this…one kind act, one smile, one moment of grace at a time. 

Jenny Hubbard

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 Friends, we got you covered!



Enjoying the love and companionship of a pet is a gift at any age which is why the sanctuary is committed to helping older Americans keep and care for their animals. To honor and support this special bond, our Senior Paw Project provides critically needed pet food, veterinary care assistance and foster/respite care to senior pet owners. Together, we're caring for each other…one animal and person at a time.


Do you know a child who LOVES animals? Check out our Sanctuary Creature Series August 18-20!

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 Animals, we got you covered!

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When Food = Love: Maintaining a healthy weight for your pet

Who doesn't love to spoil their animals with a few treats and snacks? Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can lead to overweight or obese dogs and cats. Check out our latest blog post from Dr. Emily Andersen on quick tips to keep your beloved pets healthy and happy. 


 Environment, we got you covered!


Water, Water, Everywhere

Protecting Our Waterways

Human activities leave behind materials like pesticides, pet waste, trash and even loose soil that can wash into our waters and pollute them. Even streets, ditches and underground storm sewers can carry polluted runoff into the closest waterbody. The good news is that a few actions go a long way in keeping water clean for humans, animals and the environment:

  • Return used motor oil for recycling. NEVER pour oil onto the street or down a storm drain.
  • Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on the lawn to keep dirty, soapy water from flowing into storm drains and eventually into local streams and lakes.
  • Sweep sidewalks and driveways instead of hosing yard debris off hard surfaces.
  • Fight mud by covering areas of bare soil with mulch, or plant grass or ground covers. Fine soil particles, or sediment, can suffocate fish and destroy their habitat.
  • Avoid using lawn fertilizers that contain phosphorus
  • Leave an unmowed buffer next to streams and lakes to filter pollutants carried by storm runoff. A buffer of native plants benefits wildlife and beautifies your backyard.
  • Flush responsibly and dispose of cleansers, beauty products, medicine, auto fluids, paint, and lawn care products at a local household hazardous waste facility. 

The BUZZ on native bee nests…

Bumble Bees


Bumble bee hives are usually located underground, often in abandoned holes made by rodents. Hives include between 50 and 500 bees including the queen who hibernates over the winter. CARE TIP: Eliminate pesticides, plant native pollinator plants & keep nesting sites intact

Mason Bees


Mason bees are named for their habit of using mud or other “masonry” to construct their nests, which are made in naturally occurring gaps between stones or other small dark cavities. CARE TIP: Making a bee hotel is a great way to help solitary bees and increase garden pollination. 

Carpenter Bees


Carpenter bees live in individual nests built in softwood such as old porches or fences, dead trees or wood piles. Just think how many more nests these solitary bees need compared to their hive living counterparts! CARE TIP: Pollinators get thirsty! Provide a shallow bee bath with stones & watch as bees land on the pebbles & take a refreshing drink.


 Inspiration, we got you covered!

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May we raise children who love the unloved things - 

the dandelion, the worms & spiderlings.

Children who sense the rose needs the thorn 

& run into rain swept days the same way they turn towards sun...

And when they're grown & someone has to speak for those who have no voice

may they draw upon that wilder bond, 

those days of tending tender things

and be the ones.

- Poem by Nicolette Sowder

- Art by Lucy Campbell