Meet Our Sanctuary Residents
We are grateful to the photographers whose pictures grace this page (Conner Frey, Mark Wakeman, Sharol Hall, Roby Snyder, board members, and volunteers). A very special thank you to One Heart Wild VP Brenda Newell, she has spent countless hours photographing our nonhuman Sanctuary friends.
Because of the talent and passion of so many creative people, we are able to put this tribute together with photos that capture the essence of our four legged and feathered inter-species family. They are the foundation - our teachers and friends - for all that we do and the services that we provide.
We are forever grateful for their willingness and ability to bring out the best in our human species.
"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatments of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." Arthur Schopenhauer
"Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures." His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." Thomas A. Edison
Phoenix before the sisters came
First Outing with the Sisters
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity." George Bernard Shaw
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mohandas K. Gandhi
Foster Bunnies Need Your Love and Support
We took in six Polish bunnies ranging in ages 2 - 9. They have not experienced a bunny life or the life a loved bunny living with humans. Living in small individual cages, they have not been able to be social, or to race around, bucking, standing, and being joyful. As products of the breeding industry, they have spent their life as potential producers of the "perfect specimen" for show and competition. Our goal is to transition them from producers to part of the family.
They now have potty boxes, a bed, regular meals, and they are all learning about fresh fruit and vegetables. It is quite surprising to give bunnies fresh greens, or sweet peas, a strawberry or banana, and watch them not know what to do with it. They are learning that good things happen when people come around; they get yummy food, cuddles and loves, and carried outside to spend time on grass in enclosures big enough for bunnies to exercise their bodies and then flop on the grass and take a nap.