What Our Clients Are Saying
Learning love from rescued animal stories
Tippy Toes The Pot Belly Pig
Hi, my name is Tippy. After I was rescued, I spent time at Marshall’s Piggy Paradise meeting friends like Kat who volunteered through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
You may not know this, but for some of us animals at the sanctuary it is hard for us to trust humans. The good thing is there are kind people who work here, and they teach us to love and trust humans again. I want to share a story with you about how I met my new lifelong friend, Katia (Kat). She came all the way from Long Beach, California to Utah to volunteer and stay with us at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
I would take Kat out for a stroll around the sanctuary and soon she was opening up to me about how she always seems to date the “wrong guy.” Well, I had a lot to share on the topic because I too was stuck with the wrong guy, until I was rescued. I told Kat, “it takes time and patience to find the right person.” Sometimes, happiness is just a good old belly rub and I made sure she had lots of opportunities to give me belly rubs while she stayed with us. Kat really did get good at giving them.
We spent a lot of time together over the next two weeks and became wonderful friends. I realized how sharing time with her help me heal some of my hurts and pains. The day Kat left she told me she loved me and how our friendship made her feel better. She also told that our friendship changed her mind about eating animals, especially pigs.
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Maddie The Mustang, 3 years old
To start life was really hard for me. I was so hungry, I was eating dirt. I had wasted away to just skin and bones when Reality’s Chance Sanctuary rescued me. They gave me good food and lots of love, which got me feeling much better.
Being at the rescue was so much fun, I had a lot of new friends and good food to eat, but life got even better when Falcon and Ruth found me. They took me home and introduced me to their big family filled with dogs and chickens and another horse, Eowyn.
The pain in my past was still huanting me. Falcon noticed I had a strange gait and got me some medical help. She found out I have Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM). This is a parasite sickness horses get from eating the dirt. She got me the treatment I needed and a special diet and medication.
--My update--> I spent a little over a year with them. Life was really good and I was growing heathier everyday. Once Falcon knew I was going to be ok, they got me back to the rescue and I met Molly.
Molly is MY HUMAN. She loves to ride and we are learning to be partners.
I will always be grateful to my foster moms, Falcon and Ruth. Without their love and kindness I would never have gotten well or met Molly.
For more information on EPM from American Association of Equine Practitioners visit:
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Hercules The Kitten, 7 months old
I was so cold that first day. Teri found us on the freezing cold cement. My three siblings had already passed away and mom was nowhere in sight. Teri wasn’t sure what to do, but my situation was so bad she just couldn’t leave me there. So, she took me home and put me on a heating pad trying to warm and revive me, unsure if I would make it through the day.
Well, to everyone surprise, mine included, I pulled through those harrowing first days of life.
Teri and Jaqueline googled “How To Care For A Newborn Kitten” and watched important videos, like “How to Safely Bottle Feed A Kitten” and “How to Help Baby Kittens Pee and Poop!” Well, Jacqueline immediately volunteered to do the bottle feeding and Teri was assigned the poop and pee job. Both did a great job and slowly over time I started to grow and thrive. At seven months, I am as strong as Hercules and that’s how I got my name.
Today I live with Teri and Jacqueline, their two old dogs and a neighborhood full of cats that Teri and Jacqueline feed every day. I was supposed to be fostered until I could be adopted, but from what I heard Jacqueline and Teri are foster failures.
HAHAHAHA my name is Hercules the Kitten and I live with Jacqueline and Teri. HAHAHAHA
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