Thank you to all the investors, supporters, and volunteers who have and are helping us fulfill the vision. Would you like your name here? Help the cause by contributing here or from our WishList page.
Early Major Supporters and Investors:
Harold and Barbara Gale:
*Thanks to their trust and belief in our work, and their dedicated encouraging involvement, all animals benefited, but especially dogs Chal and Starlight. Harold found our Starlight Bc through Karen Thompson, his entrusted BC breeder and trainer. Because of the Gale’s we were able to stay on site and open the AnimalSign Institute. In honor, we named the Barn Rooms: ‘Barbara’s Den,’ & the Dog Workspace, ‘Harold’s Hut.’ Entering Barbara’s Den, we will always have her in our thoughts.
Pictures: Happy Hal and Barb in Switzerland. Barb in her home, March 2012.
Dr. Karen Thompson:
*Thanks to her selection, donation of, and coaching on raising Starlight, our Border collie, she joined the team. The Project Starlight involves training her and puppies in intense language and studying its effects throughout their lives. www.thompsonbordercollies.com
Supporters and Contributors:
Mary and David Lisken:
*For providing animal connections, means for care on multiple occassions, video equipment, and much more, we are very grateful to your selfless help to all animals.
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (Pacific Grove):
*For providing the funds to enable Chal to receive successful treatment for health issues. Forever grateful for aiding Chal at a difficult time for all of us. We will forever support you too!
Best Friends Animal Society
Thanks for helping us manage treating Chal’s mammary tumor!
*Chal’s wonderful and caring veterinarian, Dr. M. Burtch Pacific Veterinary Clinic in Monterey and Capitola in California. Special thanks to their terrific staff, especially Dr. Metelman, Chal’s perfectionist surgeon.
Sharon Willis, RVT, BS
*For discussing health of each animal and providing information and direction. For volunteering to assist in the probe for PECS for elephants research at the Monterey (Ca.) Zoo. Your comments, suggestions, and video artistry are highly valued.
Candice Master, Molly Adams, and Paul Seaman
*Your acts of friendship and contributions have made moving forward easier.
Volunteers / Interns
CSUMB Student Community Volunteers
* Tricia Callicoat, CSUMB (now Fullerton) student
* O’Connor Mathews- CSUMB student
Liyu Chen, BCBA
*For providing volunteering your time, feedback on research design and data collection. For collecting data during the elephant probe of PECS at the Monterey Zoo.
Francine Patterson, Koko Foundation
*For providing encouragement on the projects with horses and dogs. You and your organization are an inspiration.
*Thanks Charlie and Heather for permitting us to come to your site, volunteering your staff and animal time so that our team could explore teaching Elephants PECS. Your team, suggestions, and elephants, Butch and Milika, were awesome. CSUMB students were thrilled to see video and they hope to participate in the future, to also help fund your www.elephantears.org
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