Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,400 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find… read more →
Africans Unite to Save Rhinos The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit aims not only to protect rhinoceroses in South Africa by patrolling the Balule Nature Reserve, in Greater Kruger
On Thursday evening, March 8, Speak for Animals will host its 12th Annual Spa for Spays event at Zen, in downtown Greenville. “Spa for Spays is a popular and unique… read more →
Seeing lost, injured or orphaned animals is heartbreaking, but unless a wild animal is in immediate danger from prey or traffic, it’s best to wait and observe. Mothers forage for food and return to the babies intermittently. If in doubt, call a wildlife rehabber for advice.
Today, Chuck, partners with the Greenville County School System and introduces his entourage of mammals, snakes, reptiles, and amphibians to children in grades Pre-K-8th grade. His presentations focus on the unique characteristics and habitat of the animals as well as the importance of conservation of all species.
“We rescue abused and neglected farm animals, including horses that come into play when patients are not responding to usual therapies,” he says. “It’s important for damaged people to learn to live in the light, and our partnering with the special needs animals helps put them on the emotional path to health.” The rescue’s mission is to provide hope, healing and a sense of security for children and adults that have suffered severe trauma such as abuse, domestic violence and witnessing violent death (Tinyurl.com/RanchHandRescueVideo).
2016 was a mixed year for whales and dolphins and by extension, humans. Marine Biologist Sylvia Earle states the importance of ocean health this way: “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. The ocean is the blue heart of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.”