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I Am An Animal Rescuer

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by Annette King-Tucker
Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue
Claremore, Ok
www.wildheartranch.org

I am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist God's creatures.
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs.
I take in new family members without plan, thought or selection.

I have bought dog or cat food with my last dime.
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid.

I have fallen in love a thousand times and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body.
I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends.
I don't often use the word "pet."

I notice those lost at the road side and my heart aches.
I will hand raise a field mouse and make friends with a vulture.
I know of no creature unworthy of my time.

I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven, but I believe there are. Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind?
We may be master of the animals, but the animals have mastered themselves-- something people still haven't learned.

War and Abuse makes me hurt for the world, but a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind.
We are a quiet but determined army, and making a difference every day.
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan, nothing more rewarding than saving a life; No higher recognition than watching them thrive.
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play who only days ago, was too weak to eat.

I am an Animal Rescuer, My work is never done, My home is never quiet.
My wallet is always empty, but my heart is always full.
In the game of life, we have already won.

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