"By Gary Arnold, Collier County Emergency Management "
** "An overlooked but VITAL part of effective animal rescue in emergencies is: clear communication between municipal personnel & animal rescuers, shelters, animal hospitals, pet owners.
** People involved in emergency situations MUST COMMUNICATE with one another. By conferring with one another BEFORE-HAND, ALL personnel involved (state, and local employees, EMT and emergency personnel, veterinarians, animal control personnel, farmers, pet owners and all shelter workers) will then have a clear-cut idea of their roles, and chain of communication with one another -- BEFORE DURING and AFTER a disaster strikes.
Ever notice how so many famous people in all walks of life have held animals in such high regard!?
Please remember that "Anima" is the ancient Latin word for "Soul".
When God paraded all the animals in front of our first ancestor
(and how PROUD God must have been of these wonderful creatures!) --
even though our first ancestor did not choose any of the animals to be
a companion (hey-- I would have chosen ALL of them!) --
God still thinks VERY highly of the animals, these noble and innocent creatures!
Honor God, honor life, respect animals for the living beings that they are -- they have the same needs and desire for peace and safety that we human animals have (we are mammals!). Remember -- only the HUMANS were thrown out of Paradise!!!!
And if we could understand what the animals are saying to us -- we would probably be VERY humbled and in awe of what they would say!
"Dumb" animal does not mean "stupid". "Dumb" (colloq) is the old-fashioned word for "cannot speak like a human", and in the old days, gently referred to folks who were speech-impaired, as well as to the concept of animals not being able to speak like humans.
"Dumb" (slang), when used as slang for "stupid", has no place when referring to any living being.
PS - Ever notice how: Even after SO many animals have suffered and died in animal experiments for new drugs -- ever notice that these new drugs STILL have so many "Warnings" on their labels?? Those poor animals suffered died for what -- for MORE warning labels !!
With the proliferation of evidence that shows how proper nutrition, herbs and vitamins not only help CURE and HEAL,but also help NOURISH the body -- how about doing this -- Let's start using what God put on earth for us (herbs, vegetables, grains, fruits, sunshine, pure water, pure air), to help heal and PREVENT disease, and let the animals live in PEACE and SECURITY!!