Pet Tales

What is a HART Guardian Angel?

Special to The CambrianMay 2, 2013 

An angel is a spirit that spreads joy, peace and wisdom to those in need. Guardian Angels are a special class of angels. They are very benevolent — always seeking opportunities to relieve suffering. They watch over and protect all living creatures. Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

Most angels work alone on a one-to-one basis. The HART Guardian Angel Team, however, works in a little different way. Together, they create projects to raise funds earmarked for Cambria (HART) kitties in severe need like Silver, a tiny, feral kitten rescued from behind Robin’s Restaurant with a leg that had been bitten and chewed. Thanks to HART, she had the surgery required to save her life but ultimately had to have her leg removed. After recovering, she was adopted and is now a happy, feisty young cat, bouncing around on her three legs enjoying life.

HART’s Guardian Angel program is dedicated to care for the most urgent cases that arrive at the shelter; painful or debilitating conditions that require expensive medical care. Donations make it possible for HART to provide the treatment needed to relieve their suffering, giving them the opportunity to live a full and pain-free life. Contributions can also be made in the form of Guardian Angel Certificates. Give them as gifts, perhaps a Mother’s Day gift, a birthday gift or a thank you. What a great way to honor someone special and give the gift of life to an animal in need.

In addition to single donations, monthly giving is now another available option at HART. This is an easy way to assure consistent and reliable resources allowing the Guardian Angels to continue to focus on this important work. No gift is too small to be significant in helping care for an animal needing special medical attention. Humans are in the unique position to protect our “kindred” animal companions, who would ask for help if they could.

For more information please call the office at 927-7377.

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