Paws for Japan

Dr. V has a Brody Signal – it is a picture of her super cute pup that she puts over a flashlight and shines into the night.  Other pet lovers the world over see the signal, get the message and join her in her mission to make the world a better place.*

Today’s Mission:

“A Virtual Fundraiser to Aid Animal Relief Efforts via World Vets”

I do not think we even know how bad this tsunami and earthquake disaster in Japan is yet.  Not everyone is found.  The nuclear scare is not over.  I cling to stories of individuals because the big picture is just too much.  Everyone seems to be two degrees from loved ones in Japan.  Or one.  Or zero.  World Vets is in Japan, helping with relief efforts.

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Sometimes people rescuers need to focus on finding and rescuing people and need pet rescuers to come along side of them to rescue the pets.

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Sometimes pet owners need to know they are loved, and we understand how awful it is to be be seperated from and even lose loved ones.

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Sometimes communities need to know that we care and that we long for a concrete way to show that and that we would do anything to make the situation better, even though we cannot fix it.

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Sometimes people cannot take in the horror of an entire country in pain and need to hear one encouraging account of a rescue…a reuniting…a hopeless situation that ended happily.

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Pray for Japan

Reach out

Support World Vets

“Rejoice with those who rejoice.

Mourn with those who mourn.”**

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*Dr. V does not have a Brody Signal.  *sigh*  I wish she did.  But her super awesome blog Pawcurious works just fine when pet lovers need to be gathered for a common goal.  I think she should do both.

**Romans 12:15 (New International Version of the Bible)

March 18, 2011 Veterinary Practice News Article:  Vets, Animal Groups Rally to Help in Japan Relief Efforts

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6 Responses to “Paws for Japan”

  1. Dr V says:

    What a wonderful post, Dr. Finch. Thank you for putting to words so eloquently the despair we are all feeling.And now I need to figure out how I can make a Brody Signal.

  2. Thank you Dr. V! I SO cannot wait for the Brody Signal. I assume you will need some mirrors…or satellites or whatever…to get it to reach Nebraska. I am watching for it!

  3. A Brody Signal. That is SO batman :p Love it!As usual, another post that is making me teary. Perhaps soon [in your future and my present, or is it the other way around?], you’ll write a happy jingly type post? That would be nice :)I heard on the news this morinng that the nuclear meltdown is worsening. Expats and foreigners are being encouraged to leave Japan or go to the southernmost parts of the country. Where can the locals go, I wonder.

  4. Oh Georgia Little Pea, that is so scary! I hope it is better than it sounds. I will keep praying.Sorry I keep bringing you down Friend! SO glad you have stuck with me!! And even put me on your Blogroll I saw! Thank you so much! ♥♥♥I followed some of yours and Dr. V’s Bunny Trails (that’s what I call internet paths where you keep clicking links till you are lost) and found some encouraging posts about Japan and how people are helping and trying to stay positive. So thanks. Being surrounded by Awesomes is really helpful when things are not so awesome.

  5. Kristine says:

    You are right. I don’t think it is near over, either. Horrifying stuff. I wish there was such a beacon as well. I wish there was more I could do other than talk and cry and hope.Thanks for this lovely post. You are so right. In times like these, we need to know there are positives to search for, we need to know it will all be okay in the end.

  6. Thank you Kristine! What you are doing IS enough. Yours is one of the blog posts that was so comforting to me last night – at the beginning of my Bunny Trails, before I got lost, cuz yours is one of those I already read on purpose of course : )Hey! You have me on your Blogroll too! Thank you! ♥

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