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Friends of The Animals

Updated on June 20, 2015
Amigos de los animales
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Love and suffering go hand in hand. Being friends of animals means to love them; loving them will lead to suffering.

Many of us have experienced emotions and feelings that loving animals makes them flourish in our hearts. The responsibility of feeding and taking care of animals requires the capacity of being able to deal with the expense, selection and storage of animal food; as well as shelter and dedication. When the moment of traveling appears, oh my!!!! Who, how and where will be our replacement? Having animals, definitely takes our time, money, effort and love. It sure does deserve it!

We love our 10 cats that hide from our three dogs. The cats came from only two to help with the rats; which now have an eye on the two birds and the two turtles. Two of the three dogs now have seven puppies each.

How do we deal? With joy, patience, suffering and love; just because we know they have a heart, they breath and deserve to live. It kind of got out of control, but the cost is very high to sterilize them. All our animals are rescued in different forms.

The dogs got pregnant by dogs that smelled females and did whatever to get them. It was too late when we noticed that the twins were pregnant. I do not believe in abortion. We never thought those little dogs had the capacity of having seven puppies each.

Our animals

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Cats: Burkina Faso and EtiopiaBirds: Lastheart and FroggyCats: Malawi and her babiesA tender cat named: Burkina FasoOne of the father of the twin's puppies and our chiguagua trying his best to stay on line for his turn.
Cats: Burkina Faso and Etiopia
Cats: Burkina Faso and Etiopia | Source
Birds: Lastheart and Froggy
Birds: Lastheart and Froggy | Source
Cats: Malawi and her babies
Cats: Malawi and her babies | Source
A tender cat named: Burkina Faso
A tender cat named: Burkina Faso | Source
One of the father of the twin's puppies and our chiguagua trying his best to stay on line for his turn.
One of the father of the twin's puppies and our chiguagua trying his best to stay on line for his turn. | Source

Love leads to responsibility

We are responsible for these puppies and that has made us search for a solution. We have a sister (from the church where we worship our Creator, Savior and Lord.) that is an animal lover. She is Adrienne Galler Lastra; the picture to the side is her. She is President / Executive Director of: Amigos de los Animales (ADLA) which translated means Friends of the Animals. It is an organization in Puerto Rico that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes abused and abandoned companion and farm animals.

Adrienne orientated us in how to proceed with the puppies and their mothers in order to help them and us. The choices we have requires money. Funds are given for this same purpose, but like many other funds they are misused.

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Friends of the animals

  • Friends of the animals means to sterilize them if their next generation cannot be afforded.
  • Friends of the animals means to feed them with nutritional needs.
  • Friends of the animals means to dedicate time to walk and play with them.
  • Friends of the animals means to keep them clean and with appropriate shelter.
  • Friends of the animals means to take them for veterinarian check ups.

Do you rule over animals with responsibility?

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An animal has life. Animals will respond to the treatment we give them. We are responsible for them. Genesis 1:26 says: "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

Ruling over animals means responsibility. Perhaps you do not like them, but the case is that they are all over. There are many things we all can do like:

  • Adopt one.
  • Help a shelter.
  • Don't abuse them in any way.
  • Offer your talent to help those that care for them.
  • Contact the organizations to seek what you can do.

Humans have rights because they have life, animals have rights because they also have life.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Angela Blair nice to see you around. Helping in a rescue organization, there is no doubt about that coming from you. How wonderful it is to know that in Texas there are people with vision. If you want more of them we will manage to send you some from PR.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 thanks for keeping up with my passions in life. Besides, you are my frog...Lol!

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      Angela Blair 

      7 years ago from Central Texas

      Your words are so true -- how listless life would be without my Bubba Dog -- we have a rescue organization in my little town and there's a lot of us who do all we can. It's a no kill shelter and we've managed to adopt critters out to folks as far away as California (I'm in central Texas). Some how the transportation and money always comes together. Best/Sis

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      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Some days, I feel like a zoo keeper, but these animals are in need of love. You, my dear, love them very much I know and that keeps me loving them also and wanting to care for them.

      May God help us in this endeavor.

      Great hub.

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ericdierker thanks, you always give a smile to my face. We can send you a puppy by mail if you want one of them.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I voted up and interesting ----- then I went back and added; beautiful.

      Because your heart is.


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