United States Animals Are In Serious Danger

February 6th, 2017|

Regardless of who you voted for or whether or not you support our new president, United States animals are currently in GREAT danger. Since we elected Donald Trump I have kept an open mind and have made a real effort to educate myself instead of becoming the person who ignores the facts for the sake [...]

How To Deal With The Uninformed

February 3rd, 2017|

We have all seen it… The animal rescue community engaging in a 40 plus comment feed of someone who posted that they accidently let their unfixed pet have a cute litter… It’s pretty much the type of post that brings out an inner Satan of anger in every good animal person, and fuels a wildfire [...]

Day 4: I Sincerely Apologize

January 31st, 2017|

I was simply unprepared for this challenge and for that I sincerely apologize. After spending 4 nights in Emmundi, we headed to Mount Tambourine, which is a rainforest on a mountain. Due to it being a rainforest, well… it was always raining. We paid for a power outlet, which couldn’t charge my computer because I [...]

Day 3: Brisbane’s Animal Rescue Units

January 31st, 2017|

I have just completed my training to assist with RSPCA Queensland’s Animal Rescue Units. The program is intense and very dedicated to helping injured, sick and trapped animals all the way from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast. The process involves a variety of people and different departments within the shelter, and although it [...]

Day 2: Ireland’s Microchipping Law

January 25th, 2017|

In April of 2016 four out of our five board members took a trip to Ireland, along with other shelter professionals from the US and a few other countries. The goal of the trip was to tour Irish shelters and learn from their organizations. The trip was filled with networking, learning and a rebirth in [...]

My 10 Day Challenge

January 24th, 2017|

Doug and I have reached a point in our journey where we are in between houses and have decided to fill the gap with car camping… That’s right, sleeping in our car. This way we can save money, go where ever we please and challenge ourselves. As if two people sleeping in a tiny Kia [...]

Free Spay and Neuter Clinic for Pets of the Homeless

November 24th, 2016|

Right before moving to the other side of the world, a group of us decided that it would be a wonderful idea to try and pull off a no cost spay and neuter clinic for pets of the homeless population, in one month… Yes, we are an ambitious group, sometimes too ambitious. Demi’s Animal Rescue [...]

First Lesson on Seeing Things from the Outside

November 23rd, 2016|

Every person that is involved in non-profit work knows one thing… There are never enough people willing to help push your organization further, and accomplish your mission. My plan when I arrived in Australia was to get involved with rescues, sanctuaries, or other nonprofits I cared about. The plan is to learn from them and [...]

Cane Toads

November 19th, 2016|

Living in a brand new country that is known for it’s wild life… dangerous and poisonous wildlife, is something that takes some adjusting. Although we haven’t seen much yet, we have seen a variety of new birds, lizards, and the Cane Toad… Upon arriving to our first sit, we were warned about a large poisonous [...]

I Made It!

October 31st, 2016|

October 31st, 2016 Well, I finally made it. After a week in Los Angeles visiting friends, over 16 hours on an airplane, getting sick and getting an ear infection, I FINALLY am starting to settle in here in Brisbane, Australia. Now it’s time to start learning about the shelter systems, programs, laws and other beneficial [...]