CONNECT WITH ANIMALS AND NATURE
PURPOSE / MISSION / VISION
Our purpose is to share the wonder of animals and nature with you.
Our mission is to inspire you to get excited and to feel passionate about animals and nature.
Our vision is that of a kinder world for all living things.
YOU CAN HELP
Whether it's volunteering at your local shelter and sharing their stories with others, or just getting out and exploring the open nature around you, you can make a difference.
Together, we make life better.
Anthony has worked predominantly in acrylics, charcoals, and graphite. His artwork contains elements meant to promote social awareness and global consciousness.
An animal activist and vegetarian, Anthony has donated canvas paintings and murals to local animal shelters to help raise awareness and funds.
Anthony will often leave his paintings and drawings in random places for people to discover and to take if they so desire.
Anthony Trott continues to refine his art through graphic design to help raise awareness and support for important animal causes.
Activist & Volunteer
Anthony donates his time and skills designing graphics for merchandise, and setting up and maintaining an online presence for grassroots animal support organizations.
Who was Dexter Cat?
Dexter was a cat.
Dexter was born on the streets of New York.
Dexter was adopted from a no-kill animal shelter.
Dexter loved cheese and potato chips.
Dexter didn't skate.
Dexter had Cerebellar hypoplasia.
Dexter was awesome.
Cerebellar hypoplasia is a condition where part of the cerebellum is not completely developed. It is not progressive, and is not a directly painful condition. Symptoms maybe include: Head bobbing (Dexter displayed this a lot as a kitten, and currently whenever he gets excited), limb tremors, unsteadiness or clumsiness, as well as the inability to judge distance. These symptoms may improve slightly as the affected animal figures out ways to compensate for their condition.
For more information, visit: Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Cats
The Face of No-Kill United
Egypt was an older Great Dane (about 11 years old at the time of the photo) and she was AWESOME! Happy, fun, and full of energy, she could easily keep up with the much younger pups at the dog park. And she was a sight to see. Fast. Playful. Full of life!
I found Egypt through a coworker of a neighbor. And although I didn't find her at the shelter, she was easily headed down that path, just like many others.
So many pets end up at local animal shelters for one reason or another. And many of them never get a second chance to find a new and loving home. That's where YOU make the difference! Even if you can't adopt, you can still be that rock star moment in someone's day. Get out to your local shelter. Volunteer. Walk a dog. Pet a cat. Feed a goat? Be that moment.
Superstar Turtle of Twitch
Sam Turtle is an Eastern Box Turtle. She was found in our yard shortly after Halloween of 2014. We assume she was attracted to our yard because we had left out our pumpkins that year so they could rot back into the ground. Sam loves pumpkin. And that was all fine and good. Sam being a "wild" animal and all we left her alone and checked on her each day. The issue came about when she started hanging around the driveway. We knew with that habit things could get very dangerous for Sam.
Sam always responded to Susan's voice, but hissed and shied away from mine. When Susan took Sam to the vet to get her checked out, she did the same thing to him. Immediately, Sam's vet said she was no wild turtle, and that with her preferred food choices (yogurt being one of them at the time), how she responded to Susan's voice versus a male's voice, and the fact that Sam would come walking over to Susan whenever she heard her, it was obvious Sam came from a home.
After examining Sam and learning about her habits, behavior, and food preferences, the vet told us taking Sam in would be the best thing for her. In fact, both the vet and a local wildlife refuge told us if we tried to relocate Sam (away from traffic, dogs, people, etc.) that that sort of thing could be even more dangerous for her because she'd spend then her life trying to get back to where she considered home (which at the moment seemed to be our driveway/yard. So we purchased a tank, set her up with a cozy little habitat, and Sam's been with us ever since.
Sam eats a variety of foods including (finally) turtle pellets, stage one baby food, some iceberg lettuce, some carrots, some strawberries, and of course pumpkin. Oh and wet cat food sometimes as well.
You can watch Sam Turtle daily live on our Twitch Channel. Drop us a Follow and say hi!
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Important Note About Helping Turtles
If you see a turtle crossing in a dangerous situation and want to help it out, remember to always assist the turtle in the same direction they were headed. They're determined little creatures and have their mind set on going that direction for a reason. And once settled back in and comfortable enough to move on their own again, they will continue their original course.