Episode ONE: Intro
We’re BAAAAACK! Speaking of Animals was a public access show that ran for many years until we took a break to focus on other outreach programs. But now, due to popular demand, it’s time for a comeback! Join CAPE’s Director of Animal Care, Jackie Howard, every Wednesday as she explores the many issues that animals face around the world.
We’re excited to interview some people who are tirelessly working in the trenches to make the world a better place for animals. You will meet a wide variety of species and the advocates who are working hard to protect them.
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Episode two: Bogart
Join us for our second episode where you will meet Bogart, CAPE’s resident turkey. Bogart helped our host, Jackie, understand what unique, intelligent beings turkeys are. Here are a few reasons why...🌈
Episode three: lorrie
The black and tan goat squeezed her way to the front of the large pen filled with animals. She hobbled on three legs, stuck her nose through the fence and looked me squarely in the eye. Her front leg was swollen and looked painful.
We were at a live animal auction recently - a place where hundreds of animals are brought every week, usually their final journey before being sold for slaughter. So many of the animals we saw that day had serious injuries to their bodies.
Witnessing an auction is an overwhelming experience. Animals, with fear in their eyes, are pushed and chased, yelled at and banged on with rattle paddles. They are moved through a maze of chutes and pens ultimately ending up in an arena before bleachers where people bid on them.
We only had room for one more goat in CAPE's goat barn. Choosing just one would be nearly impossible. But we had to choose and the black and tan goat made our job just a tiny bit easier. When she made eye contact, we made a silent promise to her to bring her home.
We carried her to our waiting stock trailer. One of the auction workers, a woman who had been inside the chutes scaring and banging on the animals, saw us carrying the goat and offered to help - an act of kindness we were surprised to see after bearing witness to such cruelty.
The next day at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary, our vet came to check on the lucky goat, now named Lorrie, who will live out her life at the sanctuary. Lorrie was comfortable in an isolation stall until tests were done to ensure that she was healthy enough to be integrated in with the other rescued goats, sheep and pigs. The vet drew blood, examined the injured leg, put her on antibiotics and gave her an injection for pain control. A few days later, as Lorrie continued to heal, we found out that she tested positive for a viral disease that is contagious to other goats, but not to other species. We need to keep Lorrie in a pasture separate from the other goats, and we are quickly working up plans to create a safe housing structure for Lorrie - and we need your help!
Lorrie will share part of the pasture with the rescued equines and once the new enclosure is built, we will use it to rescue and safely house other species. Your donation will help keep Lorrie safe and healthy with secure fencing and a small barn for her and other animal companions. Regular vet visits to treat Lorrie’s medical needs and a new, safe, comfortable setting will give Lorrie the opportunity she deserves to thrive.
Your donation to help Lorrie and other animals is so appreciated. Thank you in advance for helping CAPE save lives.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer