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Episode 10 - Viva Rescue

Updated: Aug 14, 2023




In honor of our milestone 10th episode, we take you out to sunny Southern California to meet Viva Rescue. Joined by Viva Executive Director and co-founder Maya Benperlas we learn about this amazing sanctuary that's committed to providing innovative care and permanent refuge to animals in need. Viva finds a way to do it all offering numerous programs and services including a sanctuary for horses and farm animals, a neonatal nursery to help neonatal kittens, goats, lambs, and other species, natural disaster rescue and response, pet assistance to low-income communities, and they even operate an animal emergency hotline to assist others.


Hear how Viva is keeping their residents cool during the recent heat wave. Learn about Viva's one-of-a-kind ruminant cleft palate program called The Miracle Fund and hear the story of the little goat that inspired a big mission. Find out how Viva is providing innovative mobility to their residents using wheelchairs, custom made prosthetics, splinting and casting, and surgical intervention. Experience the story of a little goat named Tinkerbell, who overcame significant birth deformities and learned to walk upright on two legs. Learn how Viva uses more than 30 different types of holistic therapies and rehabilitation techniques aid in the mental and physical healing of their residents. Hear about an exciting upcoming event titled Sanctuary Serenity targeted toward the LGBTQIA+ community that is sold out.


To stay updated on Viva Rescue, find them on Facebook and Instagram or visit their website at vivaglobalrescue.org. Support them on Patreon for as little as just $1 per month to make a different. Find additional information like where to purchase merchandise or make donations on their Linktree.


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