01-25-2004, 12:40 AM
Hi Everyone:) My name is Rachel and I am new here. I love watching Animal Planet especially when I see all the ways they are useing animals in pet therapy. I think everyone should go to their local school system and get this going...wether it be dogs,rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes,farmanimals etc. It is just amazing to see the children relate with the animals. I am trying to start Candy Cane Christian Therapeutic Ranch. I want to have Therapeutic Horseback Riding and an Educational Petting Zoo. We need money and volunteers to get it going. We have had a few groups here but mostly we have done our traveling petting zoo. We take baby goats,mother GP with babies, Mom Rat with babies, Mom Rabbit with Bunnies,Ball Python Snakes, Gerbils,and box turtles. We have taken them to schools, VBS's, Handicapped Camps, family groups etc. The most popular is feeding the baby goats their bottles. The children just love the snakes but the adults say me and snakes just don't get along.Usually before we leave everyone has gotten brave enough to at least have touched them. Any Volunteers?