JJ – The Animal Rescuer

Day 9 – January Daily Blog Posting Month

A few months ago, a good friend of ours packed up her life in the city and together with her partner moved to Costa Rica to manage the Nosara Animal rescue shelter. Before they left the country, we had them over for dinner to wish them well. I can honestly say both my husband and I were a little jealous at their freedom in life to be able to do so.

Our friend had always worked with animals. For as long as I’ve known her, she was worked in veterinary clinics as a technician and has loved animals. A few years ago she rescued a feral pregnant cat and took care of her during the pregnancy. She was there when the cat delivered her litter and actually kept the kittens that survived. She has traveled to Bali as well as Costa Rica to volunteer at animal shelters.

Two years ago, she held a wine and cheese fundraising event for the shelter in Bali. She is also a photographer and was selling her work. I bought one of her photographs and put it up in my exam room. It is a stunning photograph. It gave me a sense of calmness and peace and I felt it was perfect for patients to look at while in the exam room.  I can’t count the number of compliments I’ve received about this photograph.

She is chronicling her adventure in Costa Rica in the form of a blog and the entire reason I am writing about her today is to showcase her blog and her photography.  She plans to donate 50% of her commission to the animal rescue, I am proudly going to plug it here. If you love animals, please visit her blog and her photography website.  You can also follow her on Twitter @TravelRescuer.

Thank you!

The Journey and Adventures of Animal Rescue in Costa Rica

JJ’s Online Photography Gallery