by Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals –
Especially for animals who are suffering;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
and for all that must be put to death.
We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity, and for those who
deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and
Make us, ourselves to be true friends to animals and
so to share the blessings of the merciful.
“Because Your Pet Is a Member of the Family”