Many of the callers to Man & Beast, Inc. are frantically searching for a lost pet, or conversely are those who have found an animal. By maintaining careful records and cross-referencing all lost and found calls, Man & Beast, Inc. helps reunite owners with their pets.
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As MABI reflects her purpose here in our local communities, and I serve as her messenger, I believe that she’d want me to express a message of action that we are all have a responsibility to protect our animals in whatever way we can, and to use the gifts we have been given to serve and to speak out for animal rights, our furry friends that have no other way but to depend your voice, my voice, where animal cruelty runs rampant here in Texas. Texas is a huge offender of animal abuse; the numbers are horrific of how people inflict pain and suffering upon defenseless creatures. Our very own cats and dogs that live alongside us, in our very own homes, continue to suffer at the mercy of abusive pet owners. Pets are beaten, starved, abandoned, set on fire, left to alone to die. What can we do to help, one might think nothing, but if we were all to do one simple act of random kindness, The Universe would spiral out of control and come to the aid of abused pets, for when a good deed is done, another will be returned 10-fold, proven fact.
We might simply start by educating ourselves, our children, our neighbors, to be part of a solution of what seems to be an impossible feat of helping unwanted animals. Let’s stop turning our backs on a forever cry of help from our furry friends. To spay-neuter would be an excellent place to start in reducing numbers in overpopulated cities of unwanted animals. Again, we must first educate each other that we can make a difference and stop the cycle of unwanted animals. We can all be the voice, we can all carry the message wherever we go in our daily affairs. Man & Beast offer coupons to assist in the cost of spaying/neutering pets. Spread the word, it’s only a phone call away for a coupon to save you or your neighbor money and to help STOP THE CYCLE of more unwanted pets. At certain times of year, a select group of animal-care facilities obtain grants to assist with pet costs to spay-neuter. Most cases, you won’t have to pay a penny, call me and I will help you find a program where you won’t end up with a litter of unwanted kittens, or puppies. Perhaps your neighbors don’t know who to call for help, be the eyes, be the voice, each one of us can make a choice to be part of the solution, listen to your heart and make a stand for those depending on us. There are other ways to help reduce the number of unwanted pets, for example, I choose to help control the ever-growing numbers of feral cats. I go out several times a week and feed abandoned cats, some of them are born in the wild, and others are dumped, abandoned or abused. At some point in time, I must decide when to trap these cats that the female cat will not have to endure a lifetime of litter after litter of kittens. Currently I watch over 7 cats, they already know me, they know my car, they know my voice, a trust is being formed between us, sometimes I like to think they wait for me, I want to help them, and their little faces are my rewards. Haven’t we all once had a dream, as animal lovers, of the huge farm where we can care for hundreds of unwanted animals, but just for now, I will help the 7 God has given me. If anyone wants to help with feral cats, there are classes you can take, or you could help someone that already has experience and just needs your help. Please don’t hesitate to call me, 210-597-7387, if you feel that this is something you would like to do, or if you just have more questions.
Man & Beast is on the move this year, 2017, we are currently undertaking a huge project which will put us live with our very own website sometime this year. The website will enable us to reach so many people almost anywhere and everywhere. We will no longer be limited to members only that are in our current database. You will be able to download your own spay/neuter coupons, post a listing of a missing or found pet at absolutely no cost, or just enjoy our newsletters and follow our success stories. This will be a huge step towards being of service to a much wider audience. We owe this wonderful advancement into a world of the unknown, and to discover new territories to Belinda ???? who saw the need, took the action for a much-needed advance into a forever changing world of technology. I will continue to give you updates, just be aware that this website is coming soon--we are about to embark on a limitless journey.
Further along, I have suggested a few facts that anyone should consider before taking on a lifetime commitment of obtaining a new pet. So many times, not intentionally, we don’t stop to think of all the details of caring for a new pet. Please take a moment to read and share wherever you feel the need.
Going forward, I am going to save a corner on each newsletter for children. Look for KID’S CORNER. If you have any ideas, or suggestions of what you would like to see in KID’S CORNER, please call Deborah, 210-590-7387.