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Victoria Hart Illustration of Lana and Skye from Lasa Sanctuary

Portrait of Riya & Baby Skye of Lasa Sanctuary – Read Their Touching Story

The beautiful illustration above is of Riya and baby Skye was done by talented animal portrait artist Victoria Hart of Euclid, OH.  Victoria also designed the Living With Harmony logo we use today!

Lasa Sanctuary Logo

The Lasa Sanctuary is a nonprofit based in northeast Ohio and has very similar goals to Living With Harmony.  Their mission is to provide sanctuary for animals of all species and to share their message of compassionate healing to others.

We are honored to introduce the story of Riya and Skye on on website.  Their story is a touching, but bittersweet one.   Their rescue is a rare and special occurrence and is possible thanks to sanctuaries like this that exist to help farm animals.

Thanks to Lasa Sanctuary, they were offered a second chance – a reprieve from the miserable life that they were born in to.  The sad reality is that millions of dairy cows don’t get this chance and are forced to endure the suffering, discomfort and pain in silence. Thankfully, there are many alternatives to dairy and it has never been easier to avoid supporting the dairy industry.  We hope Riya and Skye will encourage people to make better choices that don’t harm others.   They encourage us to keep up with our mission to create our sanctuary so we have a place to help others in need.

Here are a couple more great illustrations of Riya and Skye by Victoria Hart:

Andrea RoseInterim BoardmemberAnimal Care Manager

My name is Andrea Rose and I love animals and the planet. I have felt a connection to animals and nature for as long as I can remember. By spending time with animals, I’ve seen they have emotions, are self-aware and truly value their own lives. Because of this, I believe we have an obligation to respect, protect and care for them.

That connection has turned into my life’s mission of working tirelessly to help animals in need. I currently work as a veterinary technician where I provide care for animals at work and I care for many animals in our microsanctuary.

Because of my deep reverence for animals, I decided to help start Living With Harmony with John Pierre. In my work at the sanctuary, I help our residents, many of them with behavioral or special needs and that have been injured, abandoned or neglected, so they can live out their lives in peace and with joy and comfort. We all strive for a fulfilling life full of happiness and it’s my honor to provide this same opportunity to animals in need. In my work at the sanctuary, I also try to provide education and resources about companion animals and classroom pets and the issues they face.

In addition to working and caring for animals at the sanctuary, I use my passion and experience as an environmental educator to bring awareness to the benefits of sustainable and greener living. At Living with Harmony, we hope to also inspire people to create a positive change in their lives through their experience and connection to the community that we are trying to create.

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