Goldylocks Productions presents Live from Little Bear Sanctuary with Christopher Vane.
Today, Friday, 19 February 2021 at 12 pm ET.
Christopher Vane co-founded Little Bear Sanctuary, a nonprofit farm animal sanctuary in Punta Gorda, FL, in honor of his late mother Ursula (which translates to “little bear” in Latin). They shared a common passion for animals and Ursula often dreamed of providing neglected, once-abused animals a safe haven.
While originally from New York, Chris surprisingly started off with a career in human healthcare, eventually landing in Florida working as a real estate broker. When he met Randy, everything changed…for the better, that is! Their relationship sparked a new passion to live each day with purpose. After they got married, their desire to provide a better world for farm animals was greatly amplified. Together, Chris and Randy followed through on Ursula’s dream and established the Little Bear Sanctuary in 2017. Now, 160+ rescued farm animals call Little Bear Sanctuary home, and – thanks to Christopher’s compassion and dedication – each animal has been given an opportunity to experience love and freedom.
Little Bear Sanctuary provides a permanent home for farm animals that have been abandoned or can no longer be cared for by the owner in order to allow them to live out the remainder of their lives in a cruelty free environment. We are committed not only to a vegan lifestyle but the much needed education of pigs as pets. Our animals are never kept in cages or pens and are free to roam in their natural habitat.
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Special Guest: Steve Sietos
Growing up in Denver, Stavros always wanted a dog but never got one.
He made his way to New York City thanks to his younger brother and fell in love with the lifestyle of the city. Professionally, Stavros went towards a career in EMS and then as a firefighter. ( from 2005-2017)
Eventually, his lifelong wish of having a dog came true in expected fashion when a dog showed up at his fire station.
The dog, Wilma, was sick. Stavros decided to take charge and try to heal her on his own, even though he was told she wouldn’t survive. He became a herbalist, quit being a firefighter, and dedicated himself to learning about how different herbs could help Wilma and animals in general.
He figured it out, healed Wilma, and along the way he found that Wilma healed him in a similar way. She taught him how to love himself, how to love others, and live your life in the right mindset.
When Stavros would be depressed or dramatic or in a bad mood, Wilma would not engage with him until he was being more positive and in a good headspace. This helped Stavros realize how he was looking at what was happening to him and the world around him.
Throughout this process, his passion for educating himself on herbs and how we can heal our animals and ourselves took hold and has become Stavros’ passion and craft in life, another one of the gifts that Wilma has led him to discover and embed in his life. “She aligned me with my true path,” Stavros says. He now works with other people and their pets as well.
Steve started formal training in herbalism in 2010 at the Green Medicine with well known healer and herbalist Peeka Trenkle. He studied clinical herbalism Program at the Brooklyn Commons in 2012. And from 2013-2015 at the Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism professional herbalist program.
Because of the love for his beautiful canine companion Wilma, he became specialized in the herbal treatment and healing modalities of cancer in dogs.
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