eldercare for animals?

Where else but in New Mexico would they think of this? Elder care and hospice for dogs, poultry, and horses! The mission statement for Kindred Spirits is:

“providing life-long care of older, unwanted dogs, horses and poultry in a sanctuary setting. In addition, our educational programs focus on the beauty of animals as teachers of unconditional love. We believe this facilitates a better understanding and appreciation of our individual and collective aging processes where we feel privileged to return this love and care to these most vulnerable members in our community.”

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In their most recent newsletter they write that they are concerned about, “what makes quality of life “ for so many individual seniors with histories of abuse and abandonment. High on the list is a natural environment with a safe and orderly unfolding of the day. The animals’ favorite is brush & cuddle. In the poultry yard this translates to “being with” in a receptive presence where many stories of need are made known, listened to and acted upon.”

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