Wednesday, September 21, 2005

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

The above quote is from Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978). Team 1 spends their last night in Gonzales tonight. As the first 6 who went to LA, they went on a leap of faith, with little idea with what they would be faced. They met the challenge head on and helped hundreds of animals. And they changed the world for those pets. They touched not only those lives, but the lives of the owners, the potential foster and adoptive homes, the other volunteers, and us here at home. They gave their time, their love and their passion for these poor creatures who so needed it. And they each gave up a small part of themselves that will never be the same. I know I speak for their families and friends, as well as everyone who has contributed to this effort, when I say I am so proud of them.

Team 2 is prepared to face those challenges as well. A group of 4 Veterinarians and 13 Technologists and Support Staff are ready to head out early tomorrow. Another group of amazing people who have offered their time and expertise, for the love of pets. We wish them good luck and good health, and we will keep you posted on their week in LA.

We continue to be supported by the media and the public. Donna spoke by telephone to Rafe Mair on his radio show this morning, and will be giving a phone update on the BCTV Morning News on Global tomorrow morning at 6:40. We also received an email from a woman from the U.S. who wrote that she was very appreciative of us coming all that way to help and sent much love and thanks to her Canadian neighbors. We are simply grateful that we have the ability to do so.

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