The extended, extra long Ramadhan holiday finally comes to end. Businesses have opened and in full operation, children go back to school, and colleges running toward the end of semester exams. Everybody is catching their pace, and we are catching our breath.
During the three weeks holiday, we have fed over 250 abandoned animals and many more strays who lost their food source for an extended period around town. Out of those over 250 animals (animals, because it’s not just felines and canines) we have given veterinary treatment to more than fifty animals who fell on hard times and need help going back to their true self. Some of them did not make it back to where they were, but during their short encounter with us, each of them had all we have, and certainly all our love.
Today, about twenty of them have called our super crowded home theirs. Five are still fighting for their lives with our vets. We have some who lost their eyes, we have several who had permanent damage on their internal organs due to untreated illness or human maltreatment. We have some who have to go through a long way to heal their broken heart and be a “normal” animals again, we have two who will walk with a limp for the rest of their (hopefully) long and prosperous life.
As we extend our most gratitude to everyone of you, each with your own kind of priceless contribution, we would like to remember that “live long and prosper” is not just a catch phrase; it’s not even just a wish.
No wish nor prayers will come true without sufficient effort to achieve it. Animal rescue is a team game. Some do one part, and the other fill in the blanks.
As we bow our deepest respect to everyone of you, our saviors, heroes, cavalries, knights in shining armor, warriors, and guardian angels alike, we remember that battles and eventually, war, can only be won together.
In coming days, as you will learn more about our new (and old) rescues, we hope you will be inspired, more than every before, to reach wider, deeper, and fight stronger alongside these animals, who otherwise will have completely no one. There will be sad stories, there will be heartbreak. There will be loses, but we hope instead of discouragement, you will find love, and most of all: hope.
We are inviting you one more time, to join our Quest 2 Canaan, as our blog is named, to make this holy pilgrimage together to where animals and humans can exist peacefully together; to the place where truly, we: as in you and us, become the change we want to see in this world.