June 28, 2009

Blessings of the Animals

Bring your furry friends for a special blessing today!

Saturday, October 3
9 - noon
St. Francis Episcopal Church
4242 Bluemel Road
San Antonio, TX

For more information, call (210) 696-0834
or visit http://www.sfcsa.org/

Receive a Certificate of Blessing and St. Francis medal for your furry friend.

Visit with various local animal groups and organizations, including:
Over the Top Agility, Tribute to Tails & SAPPY Pet Loss Support Group, Pampered Pawz n Paws In Heaven, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Animal Welfare Society for Cats, Camp Bow Wow, Paws In Heaven Pet Crematory and Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique.

—Free to the community—

ATTENTION: Girl puppy needs a good home
Another precious fur baby needs to be placed in a good, loving home. There are so many of them. It breaks my heart to learn about so many wonderful stray/homeless dogs who are being dumped across our city. Please help spread the word about this baby who needs a good, forever home with pet parents who will love and treat her as part of their family.

This female puppy is a larger dog but still pretty young, probably under a year. She knows how to sit and is sweet but we think she was dumped two or three weeks ago and has been too scared to come to anyone until now.

She was pretty thirsty and hungry - poor thing. She is so cute!!!!

If you know of anyone who would be interested in adopting this sweet girl, please let me know and I will provide you with the contact information.

Please call us if you are interested at (210) 216-0920.

Thanks for your help! God bless you.

Jim & Julie Wiley
(210) 216-0920

June 5, 2009

When Grief Comes

Whether you've had a pet companion for one week, six months or 15 years, it hurts deeply when the time comes to say farewell. When my husband Jim and I released our precious little Sappy boy to God in Heaven, it was devastating. Euthanizaton was the most difficult decision we ever had to make in our lives. But thank God for our faith and hope! We know that all of God's creatures are in His care, and that He is in control of everything.

If you find yourself grieving the loss of a faithful furry friend, please know that you are absolutely not alone. Jim and I organized a group for pet parents in need of support. We started the group gatherings in September of 2003, a little more than one month after we lost Sappy to bladder cancer. The group has been meeting since then. We even organized a special candlelight service to pay tribute to our furry friends. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. We usually hold this event in early December. This year will mark the 7th year. We look forward to celebrating Sappy again, along with hundreds of other animal friends at the event.

This year's Tribute to Tails will be offered on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about our support group or Tribute to Tails, please contact us at (210) 216-0920. We are here for you!

Thank you and God bless you,
-Jim & Julie Wiley