BELLEVUE — During a recent afternoon shift change on the oncology floor at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, the usual suspects crowded the hallway: nurses, aides, visitors, patients in wheelchairs towing IV poles.
Amanda Kremer credits a veterinarian for whom she was working during her pre-vet education for telling her about animal chiropractic. Kremer, to her relief, discovered a way to help animals in a more natural and preventive way, without having to do surgeries or prescribe medications. Many people are not aware animal chiropractic exists, and Kremer says now, for her, “it’s all about the education.”
Service dogs, most people probably think, are for blind people. And maybe for someone who uses a wheelchair. Not so much for those who appear hale and hearty. We don’t realize what a dog could do for someone with an invisible disability such as seizures or diabetes. Or for someone like me — someone with a psychiatric disability who would eventually find my service dog so indispensable that I took him everywhere — even to Target.
It took 14 bales of hay, seven 40-pound bags of pellets, three pallets of bark shavings for bedding and thousands of hours of work from staff and volunteers, but all 107 rabbits the Humane Society for Southwest Washington rescued earlier this year have found more permanent homes, according to Lisa Feder, the organization’s vice president of shelter operations.
DELMAR, N.Y. -- As a blind woman, Ann Edie has relied on her hip-high miniature horse for 14 years to guide her through life's obstacles. The fuzzy black-and-white service pony, named Panda, has led Edie across busy streets and up and down stairways, fetched her house keys and even stood quietly in restaurants while she ate her meals.
The Walk/Run for the Animals started early Saturday morning at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. The event is a fundraiser for Humane Society of Southwest Washington. The humane society cares for more than 8,000 homeless and abused animals every year. More than 540 volunteers donate more than 30,000 hours annually at the shelter. The shelter is the only open admission shelter in Southwest Washington.