Rescue

You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Sign

EDITOR’S NOTE: In these critical times of the novel coronavirus pandemic, there are people worldwide who are considering suicide. Today, everyone can play a role in Suicide Prevention. Call or Share this toll free number to chat with a lifeline member… 1-800-273-TALK (8255) What is the one thing most people …

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7″ Yorkie Saved 250 U.S. Soldiers

Yorkie in Soldier's helmet

Feb 15, 2018 Nikola Budanovic Dogs have been a part of warfare since the beginning of history. What people usually envisage is a German Shepherd or some other trusty and above all sizeable canine companion – probably not a 4 pound (1.8 kg) female Yorkshire terrier! The terrier, Smoky, indeed proved …

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Be civilized

wild animal injured

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead By Ira Byock, “The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life” (2012) Years ago, Anthropologist Margaret Mead was …

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Eggs as a Burn Treatment

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors inflamed and engulfed him.  He jumped from his truck, screaming.   His neighbor came …

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Making A Difference

starfish all over the beach

— Author Unknown One day a man was walking along the seashore. He noticed that during the night many seashells and starfish had washed up on the shore. Thoroughly enjoying the morning sun and cool sea air, the man strolled for miles along the sand. Far off in the distance, …

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A Grateful Whale

Whale celebrates rescue

As Reported In The SF Chronicle

On the front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, Dec 15, 2005, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.

The fifty-foot whale was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her her tail, her torso and a line tugging in her mouth.

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