"Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially
for animalswho are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost, or deserted
or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death.
We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity and for those who deal with the
we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals
and so to share the blessings of the merciful. " -- Albert Schweitzer