"The young boy said to his grandfather, 'I have two wolves barking inside of me. The first wolf is filled with anger, hatred, bitterness, and mostly revenge. The second wolf inside of me is filled with love, kindness, compassion and mostly forgiveness. Which wolf do you think will win?' The grandfather responded, 'Whichever one you feed.'" -Dr. Wayne Dryer

I love how beautifully this metaphor explains life. There are two ways to respond to that which tugs at our hearts. We count ourselves here at Black Sparrow lucky to be able to support those at PAWS who are filled with love, kindness and compassion for animals who have sadly been subject to anger and hatred.

We each have a responsibility to give of ourselves to those who have been wounded and are in need of help. And though at times the amount of abuse and neglect that exists on this planet is overwhelming, it was Mother Teresa who once said “If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”

Though cruelty won't be stripped from this world tomorrow, we can do our part to see the animals who have suffered at its hands, released from its grasp- one by one.

It's with your help that we are able to support the Performing Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization that rescues and provides safe homes for animals who have been victims of exotic and performing animal trades. These animals have been subject to horrific circumstances, but thanks to the efforts of PAWS they can live the rest of their lives in peace.

How can you help? With every order we donate a portion to this great cause. To quote Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Help us, help them.

-Whitney Bryson