The Animal Sanctuary
Many of the animals within the Foundation are very well cared for and considered part of our extensive family, such as Derkrum and Lily, our German Shepherd dogs. Lily is a rescue dog and has had a difficult time in her first six years, scarred by 5 different homes before she arrived to live with us. Shebrushka, Simba, Nano and Mega have been feral cats and are well settled with us now. Rosie, Tommy, Thelwell, Ralph and Maverick are the horses and ponies. The grounds are full of a wide variety of creatures, snakes, amphibia, water voles and a vast range of birds, and we are hoping to house some homeless hedgehogs in the near future.
A Prayer for Animal Bereavement
Oh mighty Lord, Lord of all, we beseech you to give your attention to one who has to go Home at this time. He/she is one we have concern for and on the Earth he/she is known as (Name of Animal). He/she is at Home on the happy hunting grounds, where all creatures must share their joy and pleasure of being at Home, at peace and at one with all.
While he/she rests he/she may think of the happy times you shared together and this will remain a part of his/her spirit for all eternity, as the memory of him/her will be a part of yours. Let him/her go, for he/she is at Home and all that may remain is the memory. Go forth, work in your world until the time when you too must return to your eternal Home and share the joy and pleasure with all creatures and all your friends.
Sequat deo Laudum
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The Erasmus Foundation, Moat House, Banyards Green, Laxfield, Suffolk. IP13 8ER. Tel: 01986 798682.
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