Not all of us have an easy time getting to Vashon, but I’m sure a few of y’all live in West Seattle or maybe even on Vashon Island proper, so you should know about this awesome little talk coming up this month by the Co-founder of Animal Aid Unlimited.
Let me start by introducing you to Animal Aid Unlimited, a street animal rescue and sanctuary located in Udaipur in the Rajasthan state in India. Each animal—60,000 so far—that comes to Animal Aid Unlimited has a unique story—sometimes tragic, sometimes marvelous, always inspirational. I encourage you to explore the rescue stories to see what is possible when we commit our lives to creating a feedback loop of compassion. Full disclosure, I’ve been donating to this sanctuary every month for many years, because their hard work inspires me to give more of my life to others.
The cycle of compassion doesn’t start and stop with just animal aid. It starts before, because the animals who arrive at the sanctuary are brought by the local community—people who care deeply about what happens to the animals but didn’t previously have a place to bring them. But it doesn’t end with animal rescue, because in addition to serving the local community, and saving animals, Animal Aid Unlimited employs and trains dozens of local Udaipur residents. And everyone who is involved in the rescues is moved and inspired to do more for others.
Animal Aid Unlimited Co-founder, Jim Meyers, will be giving a talk on the sanctuary, making a difference, and the human side of animal rescue on June 17 on Vashon Island. The talk is free and open to the public. I encourage you to go and meet Jim, learn about this special sanctuary, and provide what ever type of support you can. You won’t regret it, especially if you walk in the ferry instead of drive.
Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Vashon Land Trust Bldg, 10014 SW Bank Rd, Vashon, WA 98070