Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc.
A 501c-3 Not for Profit Charitable Organization



Now that I’m home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
I’d like to open my baggage, lest I forget,
There is so much to carry – so much to regret.

Hmmm…Yes there it is, right on the top –
Let’s unpack loneliness, heartache and loss,
And there by my leash, hides fear and shame,
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave,
I still had to unpack my baggage called pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me.
But I wasn’t good enough for they didn’t want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things
And take me right back?

To put away my baggage, to never repack?
I pray that you do – I’m so tired, you see.
But I do come with baggage – will you still want me?

By Evelyn Colbach

"We Are Not Disposable"


The Best Animal Shelter is a Caring Community


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Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc.
and send to
P. O. Box 831413
Ocala, Florida 34483