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  • Nancy Schluntz, Interfaith Minister and Animal Chaplain

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    Nancy's practice is dedicated to helping animals and their people enrich their relationships, and to providing spiritual guidance for people experiencing transitions such as the deep grief of losing a loved animal companion. Nancy is a published writer, public speaker, and have many years’ experience in professional and volunteer service of humans and animals.
    Our culture often treats relationships with animals differently than it does relationships with humans. Actually, people sometimes feel more joy with the unconditional love of an animal friend, and more pain and grief over their loss, than they do with their human counterpart.
    Animals are complex beings with feelings, thoughts, needs, desires, and unique personalities. Animals have reasons for their presence in our lives, as well as their own purpose in life. Our animals teach, heal and help in many ways. They communicate with us all the time, but often we don’t understand. It’s up to us to figure out the message.
    Life’s journey takes each of us through many relationships and transitions, with animals, work, family, spirituality, and our inner selves. Each of these passages is a process. As an Interfaith Minister, I provide a compassionate grounded presence to help people and animals navigate the bumps in life’s path, using intuitive deep listening, meditation practice, animal Reiki, grief counseling, and listening for messages from nature.

  • Wendy Lincoln, founder of Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue

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    We are a network of volunteers who do rabbit rescue, centered in Baton Rouge, LA, and serving LA, MS, and occasionally other states. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to rescue & find loving homes for rabbits, as well as educate and serve our community so that all rabbits in our area live happy, healthy lives with their families.
    Our rabbits for adoption come from all walks of life. Often they are a child’s pet, and the young caretaker loses interest, sometimes for a new pet, or especially if a young bunny is purchased and it unknowingly becomes an “unruly teenager” a few months later. Others come from animal control, are found wandering neighborhoods after being “set free” by people who no longer wanted them, or even drop-offs at pet stores. A few months after Easter, we often receive entire "unexpected litters" from Easter Rabbits bought without prior research. However, Easter is definitely not the only time we receive rabbits.
    Sadly, few rabbits that become unwanted end up in rescue. Most often they are given away to another unprepared home, and the rabbit goes through the cycle again. Others are let loose, left to find palatable grasses, avoid dogs and cars, and suffer from mites, fleas, heat, and rain. Rabbits are not as common of a pet as a cat or dog, and are much less understood as a family pet. They are often picked up at a pet store, put in a cage, and no questions are asked. Others are raised as livestock, being left outdoors and not socialized, and sit all alone day after day. Neither situation makes a happy pet, or a happy family! This is where our education mission comes in.  

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