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Orange County Memorial For Animal Victims Of Canyon 2 Fire

Orange County Memorial For Animal Victims Of Canyon 2 Fire

EVENT/DIARY DESKS AND GUEST BOOKERS: Orange County Memorial Ceremony for Animal Victims of the Canyon 2 Fire

ORANGE COUNTY MEMORIAL FOR ANIMAL VICTIMS OF CANYON 2 FIRE

INTERVIEWS: Lisa Levinson, lisa@idausa.org, 215-620-2130

IMAGES: http://bit.ly/WildfireAnimals

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/5OOCm9LPCCk

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (December 2, 2017) – In Defense of Animals and Otra Mas Horse Rescue and Equine Therapy Center are honored to present a Memorial Ceremony for animal victims of the deadly fire that ravaged Orange County in October. The ceremony will be held at Otra Mas in San Juan Capistrano, where horses received shelter and medical care during the fire.

What: Memorial for Animal Victims of Canyon 2 Fire

Where: 27252 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Who: In Defense of Animals, Otra Mas, and open to all members of the public

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310718919427066

"Our goal is to provide a forum for the community to process their feelings and heal their grief from the incredible losses they suffered as a result of the fires,” says board-certified psychiatrist and In Defense of Animals President, Marilyn Kroplick, M.D. “This ceremony will help us all rise from the ashes of despair, bless those who have passed, and heal the ravaged land we and the animals depend on.”

Firefighters, dignitaries, and animal rescue organizations will share heartfelt stories about domestic and wild animal victims of the fire. Animals are very welcome to attend.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos and mementos of those who passed for a communal blessing officiated by local clergy. During the ceremony, participants are invited to share stories and process their grief for the wild and domestic animals who lost their lives in the blaze.

Light refreshments will be provided, and there is plenty of parking. Please contact Kathy Holman for accessibility details: oecboss@aol.com.

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In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization with over 250,000 supporters and a 30-year history of protecting animals’ rights, welfare and habitats through education, campaigns and hands-on rescue facilities in India, Africa, and rural Mississippi. www.idausa.org

Otra Mas is a horse rescue and equine therapy organization located in San Juan Capistrano that serves our community through a volunteer-based retirement, rehabilitative, equine renewal program that provides a quality environment and maintains superior care for horses who are in need of a secure place. www.otramas.net

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