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September 2022 Blessing LIVE from Angels Landing [Video]

Our special pet memorial month blessing ceremony will be held at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on September 29 at 4 p.m. MDT and will be livestreamed from Angels Landing. We know that the pain of losing a pet is very real, but many of us find some comfort in watching the ceremony with others who have experienced losses of their own. You can participate by sharing photos and stories of a special pet in the comments. In time, we hope that these memories evoke tears of a happier kind. Please note that we offer pet loss resources on our website and an Angels Rest Facebook group to help those coping with grief and provide the opportunity to connect with others suffering similar losses. For more information about Angels Rest and Best Friends memorials, follow this link: bestfriends.org/inmemory Love animals? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubBestFriends Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.

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Charity in Harmony: Students Serenade Animals and Present Donation to Help Pets [Video]

A unique performance took place at Helen Woodward Animal Center this weekend as an ensemble of four Orchestra students, Aria Chan, Natalie Yu, Olivia Lee and Connor Su along with Olivia’s mom Emily Fang, serenaded the Center’s barnyard education animals. The Concert was a capstone to their charitable efforts – as the students have been performing at the Poway Farmers Market for weeks, and raised $700 to put towards the life-saving pet adoption efforts underway at the Center. The talented animal-lovers have been enrolled in the Center’s summer camp and “You Can Be A Veterinarian Camp,” – which inspired them to use their skills with strings to give back.Among the ensemble is 5th grader Olivia Lee, an award-winning cello player and member of the Formosa Family Chamber Music Group who has been playing the instrument since she was just 6-years-old. Now 11, Olivia has had two birthday parties at the Center, and with all that she has learned about animals during her time here, she aspires to one day become a veterinarian. Her friend and fellow performer Natalie Yu also shares a love for animals.“I love animals and want to help cats and dogs find new homes,” said Natalie, “Last summer, I went to the Helen Woodward summer camp and veterinarian camp. I really enjoyed seeing all of the animals. I am very happy to donate to Helen Woodward Animal Center. I performed piano at the Poway Farmers Market on Saturdays to raise money for cats and dogs. In total, we raised $700. I hope that using this money, you will be able to help cats and dogs live a better, more enjoyable life.”Their contribution is proof that you can never be too young to be philanthropic. The group presented a large check for photos and after playing a 20-minute set with cellos and an electric keyboard for barnyard education animals they have come to know and love while attending the Center’s animal education programs.To learn more about the Center’s Humane Education programs, which are open to all school-aged children and instill compassion for animals, visit animalcenter.org/education. To view pets currently up for adoption at the Center, go to animalcenter.org/adopt. To make a charitable contribution, visit animalcenter.org/donate.