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• To alleviate animal suffering by providing sanctuary from abuse, neglect, and homelessness;
• To end the killing of healthy animals as a method of population control;
• To teach that animals are intrinsically valuable, worthy of respect, compassion, and care.
Currently our efforts are focused on dogs, who live safe and free here while they recover physical health and
emotional harmony. All are spayed or neutered, receive appropriate veterinary care and excellent nutrition. No
cages, no chains. They have 35 snugly fenced acres where we can take them to run and play. Most of them live
among us - free to snooze indoors on hot days and cold nights, welcome to take refuge from summer or winter
storms in our house and offices, or tucked into their own houses in their own yards, as they choose.
As needed, they receive homeopathic and herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, chiropractic treatment,
acupuncture, and western medicines to address acute or chronic physical or behavioral symptoms. When they
are ready, we help them to join new human families.
Occasionally an unexpected condition such as cancer is revealed during the initial veterinary exam. Or a
traumatized animal who functions well in this environment cannot adjust to the requirements of life as a “pet”
and is considered “unadoptable.” We do everything possible to help those animals achieve comfort and
happiness and they live out their lives with us.
We regret deeply that we cannot take in every animal who needs help, because we do not kill dogs to make
space for other dogs. We see each dog through to adoption into a new family or to old age and death. We do
euthanize for untreatable suffering.
We chose the name Bridging the Worlds because we like the idea of a path that bridges the human and animal
realms -- a path to human/animal relationships of mutual respect, true communication, and mutual aid.
Everyone who has ever loved an animal has crossed that bridge
- Founders: Robert Hayes (1954-2008) and Beverly Antaeus
Here are a few of our dogs who have found their forever homes.
Raymond had a diaphragmatic hernia. X-rays showed that part of his
stomach and intestines were in his chest cavity, so he could not
process food and was slowly starving to death. Following an
extensive veterinary exam, this one-year-old Lab mix faced two hard
choices: quiet euthanasia or risky, costly extreme surgery. The odds
of survival were 70/30, the cost would be over $1000. The emergency
medical fund was depleted and the practical decision seemed to be
choice #1, which created heavy sadness, but only made sense.
What happened next is not for everyone. If you don't like mystery and
mysticism, then read no further. If you'd like to hear what Raymond
had to "say," please do read on.
The Fearful Dog
If you live with or are working with a scared or shy dog, Fearfuldogs.com is a place to find info. to help you be more effective in rehabilitating your
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Donate a bed
and give the GIFT OF COMFORT to a sanctuary dog. Your bed donation will make a world of
difference to them.
When we take in a hurt, neglected, starved dog, the very first "medicine" we offer is hand-crafted Marty's Meals.
Dull fur, eyes, and spirits soon shine and they have energy to dance for dinner. But really! Dogs don't have to
suffer to benefit from this wonderful food -- please visit their website on behalf of your beloved!
Adopt Your Perfect Animal Companion
These are the dogs currently in our sanctuary and ready for adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed or
neutered, all up-to-date on their vaccinations, and are in healthy condition. When you adopt a rescued dog
you participate in bringing these wonderful animals back to wholeness.
Bridging the Worlds has a sweet flock of adoptable dogs to
tell you about, one each Wednesday until you've met them all.
Here's why: Every single week, hundreds of earnest faces
show up in the Inbox, but the Sanctuary is full to the rafters.
We simply can't help more until these great kids find homes,
so we're getting the word out.
Economic times are still sketchy, dogs are still losing
their homes, finding new homes doesn't happen as fast as it
used to. Watch for your new heart throb! If you can't adopt,
please help us to network!
Tuesday's Child features those who have, for a variety
of reasons, been invited to live out their lives with us.
Some have arrived fairly recently, with surprise issues requiring a
lot of time, money, and doggy courage.
Others have been here for many years, rescued from lives of
trauma and unable to face the big wide world as pets. They have
thrived here and now they are growing old, needing more
tenderness than ever, and more veterinary care than they used to.
Each needs a sponsor to support the increased need for medical
care and nutritional support for the lumps, bumps, and aches of
Tuesday's Child will tell each dog's story.
Maybe someone will capture your heart!
Maybe you'll sign on as a proud sponsor!
Jinnie is Sponsored by
Vicki H. & Yvonne S.
Everest is Sponsored by Linda O.
Eden is Sponsored by
Dianne C. & Randy S.
Buzz is Sponsored by Lynn H.
Soleri is partially sponsored by Lori W.
Kenai, named for Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, is the last of
the mind-bending hoarding rescue of 2001. Most of those
beauties were adopted, but Kenai was among the six, or so,
who said, hell no I won't go. Each time he was adopted, he ran
away. He seemed certain he was needed here more than
elsewhere. One day, I actually "heard," you can keep doing
this, but I'll keep coming back. And I took him at his word!
He's seriously senior now, more introspective than he was
as a younger man. He shares the bedroom and adjoining
yards with five younger dogs who adore him -- unless he wants
the bed they're on. They are attuned and respond to every
move he makes.
On extra special food and supplements, this beautiful
Husky/Akita stayed young, strong, and bossy until very recently.
Now he's moving slow and savors solitude.
Would you be Kenai's Sponsors?
For $30.00 per month, you can make a big
difference in his life.
Unable to commit to $30.00?
You can become a co-sponsor
for only $15.00 per month.
To become Kenai's Special "Angel",
click on the DONATE NOW Button
Sula is Sponsored by Nan N.
Viktor is partially sponsored by Joanne C.
Taiga is the Russian name for the boreal forest of Siberia,
home of this beauty's ancestors.
In the first photo I received, Taiga was huddled in a travel crate in
a crowded shelter, saddest looking bundle I ever saw! She was
picked up as a stray and no one came for her, adopted and didn't
love the cat.
She's a bright girl and happy now! Loves people, good with the
other dogs. Knows Sit/Stay, learns fast, and rarin' to be taught!
Bi eyed, beautifully marked, and such a sweet size.
Taiga is spayed, vaccinated, heart worm negative, house trained,
rides well in the car. Her adoption fee is $200.00.
More Information about Taiga
Breed: Siberian Husky
Est. DOB: August 2013
Est. Weight: 40 lbs.
Sex: Spayed Female
Color: Black & White, Bi-Eyed (one blue, one brown)