2011 December 23
From all of us at On Wings Of Care, and all of us whom YOU have helped to rescue and protect,
We Thank You!
We are fleshed, furred, feathered, finned, fanged, and more.
And we are all grateful to be alive and well, on this beautiful planet, with you and because of you.
Here are some photos from this year of our joy, our hardship, our beauty, our work, our hearts.
Thank YOU for taking care of yourselves and your kindred beings.
May you have a wonderful close to this year, joyful and meaningful holy days, with many more to come.
-- The On Wings Of Care family
A rainbow this morning at our home airport in the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans' Lakefront airport!
Here are some of your faithful staff and volunteers from On Wings Of Care -- Deb, Dave, Larry, Brayton, Bonny, and our primary work-plane "Bessie" which has faithfully hauled hundreds of rescued animals; photographers and scientists and news reporters over thousands of miles of water and mountains; and many hundreds of pounds of supplies to people in need because of tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
Here are just some of the many "forever dogs" who were saved from hunger, abuse, or death and are now secure, healthy, and adored by their "fur-ever" families throughout North America:
Here are some of the extraordinary wild animals of the sea -- and a few precious ones from land -- whose lives and health and habitat are safer for all you've helped us do this past year. Here are whale sharks, sperm whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and white pelicans from the Gulf of Mexico; humpback whales from the Atlantic Ocean; and some very lucky and happy young orphaned raccoons who got their second chance in life when they were raised by loving human hands, and their third chance when we carefully released them back into the wild.
And finally, here are the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, whose recovery we continue to monitor and promote by finding and reporting ongoing oil and gas leaks to the U.S. Coast Guard, evaluating the needs and health of fragile coastlines and offshore island rookeries, and by helping scientists learn more about its extraordinary wildlife.
Wishing you health, peace, and love in 2012!
-- On Wings Of Care