Gary Craig and EFT’s Main Website:
This is EFT’s main site which offers hundreds of stories and testimonies, suggestions and columns of advice. If looking for examples of how EFT has worked, go to the “search” page and type in the issue (anxiety, animals, headaches, etc.) that you are interested in.
My Favorite Animal Activists:
Who hasn’t heard of Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee expert? The amazing woman that even in her “advanced” years is still traveling most of the year to educate the world on the challenges facing the animals in the wild, educating the younger generation, and truly making a difference on this planet.
Her books are fantastic reading, and if you get a chance to see her in person, please go! She’s incredibly inspirational. Also, she has always been a heroine of Susanne’s because Jane Goodall bravely went into the field to study chimpanzees at the young age of 26, without any credentials, schooling or education on chimpanzees. Yet she has done SO much for the chimpanzees of Tanzania and other countries in Africa, as well as many other animals of this planet.
Marc Bekoff, PhD
Professor Bekoff is another hero of Susanne’s. He is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society. He is a successful author, having written many books that contribute to the health and well-being of animals.
His incredible book, “The Emotional Lives of Animals” has been a reference Susanne uses in every Animaleze workshop she teaches. And has also been used as background information to prove to those people who do not believe animals have emotions that there is actual scientific evidence that they do, indeed, have emotions.
(This comes in handy when Susanne is trying to explain that she uses “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on animals, and by addressing their unresolved emotional issues, they can be more balanced, happier, and clear out many physical issues as well.)
Professor Bekoff has studied many different animals, has worked with Jane Goodall on quite a few projects, and continues to speak up for the animals in creating better lives for them. A true inspiration to all of us.
Some Of My Favorite Rescues/Non-Profits:
Project V.E.T.S. was started by my former veterinarian, Dr. Candy Sayles. They are a Colorado-based non-profit set on improving the health and well-being of animals around the world. They achieve this goal by collecting veterinary equipment, technology and supplies (V.E.T.S.) from veterinary hospitals, veterinary colleges, human hospitals, medical equipment and supply manufacturers, other non-profit organizations and individuals. These donated items are then distributed worldwide to veterinarians working in non-profit or non-governmental organizations devoted to animal health. In this way, they not only help the animals of the planet, but they also conserve valuable resources that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
There are many ways to help Project V.E.T.S., including everything from monetary donations to donating your old digital point-and-shoot camera, which are very useful in the field for those veterinarians who are isolated.
Lightshine Canine, A Rez Dog Rescue:
Lightshine Canine is also a Colorado-based 501c3 non-profit. They work together with two reservations in South Dakota, to rescue the unwanted and stray dogs, mainly puppies. After vetting the dogs at their facility in South Dakota, having them checked out by veterinarians, given medicines and treatment, they are driven to either Colorado or Minnesota for adoptions.
In the past year they have rescued over 2,000 dogs. Two thousand! And they still have many more to go. (Yes, there are volunteer veterinarians at the reservations spaying and neutering the dogs, but that’s only the dogs they can find. Most of the dogs are living on the vast lands of the reservations, hiding out at the dump, under peoples decks, or just in the bushes.)
They are in desperate need of monetary donations. Please go to their Facebook page (above) to donate.
They are also always looking for more foster families to take care of these dogs until they are adopted.
Fostering: What most people don’t know is fostering these puppies is pretty easy. Most of the dogs from Lightshine Canine are puppies and get adopted out within a week. Even the adult dogs get adopted pretty well, so fostering is usually a short term thing. To make it easy on you, you can keep the dog you are fostering in a kitchen, blocked off with puppy gates, and then put pee pads on the floor. This is what most of the fosters do that work during the day.
Truly, fostering is the best of all worlds. You get to have puppy love without needing to worry about training the puppy, getting up at all hours of the night to take him/her out, etc. Who doesn’t love puppies.
Also, there’s something very unusual about these puppies. I’ve met about 25 different Lightshine puppies so far and they ALL have extremely calm personalities. Even the ones with mixes of dogs that tend to be a bit “hyper.” I’m not sure if it’s the native american influence or the fact that they were living off the land and now have a warm, safe home with plenty of food and water. Regardless, these dogs are amazing.