I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly."I have done something," He replied. "I created You."
— Jim Willis
In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us a way back to a home they have never left.
— Susan Chernak McElroy
Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best
people have always done.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe
Not to hurt our humble brethren
Is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.
We have a higher mission:
To be of service to them whenever they require it.
— St. Francis of Assisi