A beautiful poem...
Just this side of heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Should you decide to help, these are the rescues and shelters benefiting from your donation
Daphneyland Basset Rescue
Founded in 2002, Daphneyland provides spay/neuter services, rehabilitation, care and adoption placement of rescued, abandoned and neglected Basset and other hounds.
Rescue Dogs Rock, NYC
New York, NY
These guys focus on the rescue of animals needing emergency or specialized medical care. In other words, the worst cases... Then they get them rehabilitated as needed using trainers and behaviorists to help overcome past trauma issues.
The Grey Muzzle Organization
They help improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs (the older guys) by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.
Horse Haven of Tennessee
They are the oldest and largest equine welfare organization in Tennessee. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected or abused equine through programs of shelter, adoption and education.
DuPage County, IL
For over 10 years they have been practicing and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and in that time they have spayed/neutered over 10,000 cats.
Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
They're dedicated volunteers with the goal of saving as many cats and dogs as possible. These volunteers and fosters seek to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome forgotten, neglected or otherwise left-behind pets.