Second Chance: Why Animal Speak + Weekly Highlights!

Second Chance: Why Animal Speak + Weekly Highlights!

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Last week Second Chance homeless kitty, Teenie, introduced the growing field of animal communication to Pet Column readers. She discussed how it works, which is challenging for the human brain to comprehend as you all tend to be linear thinkers.

This week I am moving the conversation to how animal communication is applied. I think you will like this next part…

After the Boulder County fires last month, the planetary emergency we are facing became a little more evident to many in Colorado. In my opinion, the connection between humans and animals is taking on a deeper meaning and urgency and it is through this connection that humans will learn how to live more in harmony and balance with the planet. But beyond saving the world, animal communication can help with more immediate matters as well.

Animal communicators assist people with a very broad variety of pet-related issues. Because people are naturally skeptical, I decided to talk directly to some who have experienced direct results from working with an animal communicator, rather than take the word of animal communicators. I found that people seek help from animal communicators for such reasons as finding a lost pet, addressing behavior issues, understanding physical issues and ill health, end-of-life challenges, reaching closure after a death, or just wanting to feel more connected with their pet.

Hearing the many stories of success from animal communication has been remarkable and encouraging. People spoke of unexplained medical issues (weird skin issues, limping, lethargy, weight gain, etc.) and veterinarians who could  not find the origin or treatment for: they were turned around after one session with an animal communicator. (It should be noted that animal communicators do not seek to be a replacement for veterinary care, just enhance traditional care.)

Another person spoke of their cat who was angry all the time and turned into a calm and loving family member after engagement with an animal communicator. Others shared experiences of gaining clarity and improved understanding of why their pets were demonstrating certain behaviors. And yes, some spoke of using an animal communicator to help find lost pets.

Making end-of-life decisions for pets can be very difficult for pet parents and I spoke to several people who were really guided through this process by communicating with their pet via an animal communicator. One of these stories involves a very ill dog at Second Chance Humane Society.

Our last column of this series on animal communication, next week, will end with this truly lovely story.

My name is Rinty. I am a lovable boy whose 11-whole-short weeks of life have been filled with second chance’s. My mom and siblings were rescued from the cold and have been in foster care since arriving at Second Chance, just one week after mom gave birth.

I am a cattle dog mystery mix (maybe some beagle?). But I don’t expect to ever weigh much more than 35-40 pounds. And I am ready to live life well. I just want a warm, loving home and family in which I can remind people of the important elements of life – love and joy.

I look forward to meeting you…

AND… To continue the new Second Chance Highlights section we wanted to share the following:

Saving Lives Together…

Here is a lovely story illustrating what second chances are about…

Veinte and Bear came into our care weak, malnourished and motherless. At just 2-3 weeks old their chances of survival were slim. As always, our staff members stepped up to the plate intent on saving more lives.

Staff members Tabby and Sam began around the clock care of medication, fluids, food, and keeping their charges warm on their laps and on heating pads. The first night was rough for the little ones, not to mention very long for Tabby and Sam but, by morning, both kittens started eating on their own and became more active and aware they’d been given another chance at life. Which they have indeed, Veinte just found her forever home and Bear is in a foster home learning how to be a carefree little kitten!

We so appreciate our shelter staff for ALL they do!

We Believe Pets & People Live Better Together.

And our recent adopter and adoptee couldn’t agree more. Here is a lovely update from Courtney and her new love, Kalei:

I AM SO IN-LOVE … again :)))) Introducing my furry soul sister, new liltle bundle of joy who has played hard so she’s a bit tuckered out in these pics! Just left Second Chance Animal Shelter in Ridgway (an incredible experience with outstanding staff), my heart feels like a burst of fireworks explodin’ with love for this sweet lil being!

Courtney went on to thank us: “For who you are and all that you do to nurture the animals and people in your care. You are changing lives for the better in Ridgway and beyond!”

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