Every 11.7 seconds a dog or cat is killed in a US animal shelter due to lack of space and resources. Meanwhile, over 6 Million dogs in America are diagnosed with cancer every year, making this disease the number one cause of death in dogs over the age of six. More than 50% of them are losing the battle with this deadly disease. Dedicated to making drastic changes to these alarming statistics, the Diana Gray Foundation is splitting their resources to place homeless animals with forever families, while educating those families about holistic care and cancer prevention.
The Diana Gray Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue in Los Angeles. Though their mission is large, their primary goal is to save severely abused and neglected animals from high-kill shelters and off the streets, and to treat and rehabilitate them exclusively with naturopathic modalities. Their treatment and rehabilitation protocol includes:
- Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine; Food Therapy, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Tui Na
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pulsed Signal Therapy
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
- Bach Flower Essences
Once an animal recovers, the foundation takes the necessary steps to place him into a loving home. The next phase of the process, and perhaps the most challenging, is to educate each individual adoptive family about natural disease prevention. “Our vision is a cancer-free animal world with companion animals that are thriving in well-educated homes,” says CEO and Founder Diana Gray. “Our rescue and rehabilitation motto is: We are their voice, you are their future! since the adopter will have to make the appropriate choices for the rest of the dog’s life to ensure his health and wellbeing.”
Fundraisers, media and entertainment events and online blogs are the platform for this unique program in which the Foundation continually shares up-to-date information on the importance of a healthy canine lifestyle. The program is called CCPP (Canine Cancer Prevention Program) and it is based on toxin avoidance, stress reduction, feeding a balanced raw or home cooked diet, as well as integrating vaccine titers, natural flea and tick preventatives and homeopathic detox remedies in the animal’s care.
“We are dedicated to help animal guardians understand the ABCs of a long and healthy canine life, one family at the time,” says Diana. “Saving lives is our mission, and setting the grounds for canine longevity is our passion.”
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