Saturday, April 28, 2007

Let me introduce you to Dulary!!

If you read this before Sunday, April 29, please check out the CBS evening news on Sunday, April 29. There should be a piece on the Elephant Sanctuary's soon to be newest resident--Dulary. She is currently at the Philadelphia Zoo and the Elephant Sanctuary staff is enroute to pick her up. Hats off to the Philly Zoo for deciding that they really can't provide the space needed to have an elephant exhibit and will be closing it down.

This photo was taken by Carol Buckley, the Executive Director of the Elephant Sanctuary just a few days ago at the Philly Zoo. Carol always goes and meets the elephant days before transportation arrives to start getting acquainted with the elephant and to make sure the move is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Dulary, welcome! You have no idea how wonderful your life will be from now on.


Anonymous said...

In this modern age of instant communication, we are exposed to so much suffering--so many worthy causes. What do we do? How do we save the earth from melting, children from starving, elephants from being captured. Are there enough good-willed people to make change if everyone adopts a cause? For me, children and animals are very similar in terms of the tug on the heart--and the guilt. Both are dependent on the wisdom, knowledge, and caring of others--usually human adults. We have a great responsibility. Sometimes we do well, but when you look at the entire world, there is so much to be done. Even if you just look at what needs to be done in our country. Where do you start--nationally or globally? With children, animals, the elderly, the poor? I am overwhelmed.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know the feeling well. For me personally, whenever I start feeling overwhelmed I start thinking like an addict and take it one day at a time. For me the question is not whether to act globally or nationally, but locally, in my own neighborhood and community. It might sound silly but I get great joy seeing the cats that I have taken in and nursed back to health. Some that literally looked like they had the stuffing knocked out of them, eventually learning to trust and love again. Especially, someone like Graybeard, who would have just died alone long ago, or if given to a shelter, would have been put down long ago--not many requests for an old deaf skin and bones cat.(By the way he is doing much better, as my neighbor knows how to give fluids under the skin and we did that twice last week and although he is still a bit weak, he is eating and acting normal again). The little birds I've saved over the years. It might not make that much of a difference, but it did make a difference to that one animal.