Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Handicappedpets.com's Web of the Week- HartSong Ranch

Never could I have forseen the impact of being hired as Handicappedpets.com 's social networker. To research organizations, rescues, shelters, and pet owners that go above and beyond for the wellbeing of animals. Handicappedpets.com likes to showcase those that take one step beyond, caring for senior and disabled pets. The choice was clear for me this week when I came across HartSong Ranch.

HartSong Ranch grants permanent sanctuary to animals with disabilities. Most of their residents are blind. All require some kind of specialized care.
Their mission is to provide a landscape of quiet and tranquility for the animals that live there – a sanctuary where they can enjoy nature, peace of mind and rejuvenated spirits.

Hartsong Ranch is located on 30 rolling acres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothill community of Greenwood, California. They are named HartSong Ranch for two reasons. First, their last name is Hart. Second, they are musicians, therefore, “song” in Hartsong. Jim is a drummer and Kathy is a bassist/songwriter. Without question, the animals at the sanctuary inspire many of the melodies for the music they create.

The Hartsong Project
AHA (Artists Helping Animals)

The HartSong Project is a collaborative endeavor by musicians/artists with a common voice; a voice of respect, compassion and concern for all animals.
The Project’s first release is the “Seeing is Believing” CD, a collection of original songs, written and performed by musicians, that in some way, shape or form, have some kind of musical connection with the foothills of Northern California.
In the spring of 2008, they put the word out that they were looking for players to help record a fund-raising CD. Musicians from near and far stepped up to the plate, offering their time and talents in support of their mission at HartSong Ranch. Kathy says they are “singing for their (the animals) suppers.”
The anticipated CD release date is June 2010. In the mean time, they have posted “Sooner of Later,” an original composition by co-founders of HartSong Ranch, Jim and Kathy Hart.

All proceeds from the sale of the “Seeing is Believing” CD will go directly toward feed, veterinary services, shelter and farrier services for the permanent residents that live at the sanctuary.

If you would like to contribute and/or participate in The HartSong Project, email Jim Hart.

Check out Kathy's Blog, and follow the animals stories, and their website HartSong Ranch. Please consider donating to this incredible cause. I can't imagine what the lives of these animals would be without Kathy and Jim Hart.

Handicappedpets.com is proud to feature HartSong Ranch this week as their "web of the week".

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