Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

Welcome to my website.

An unusual place dedicated to everything animal, from breaking veterinary news to endangered species and conservation, to anything with a heartbeat. Here we will also celebrate comedy and laugh as well as learn. You will also find out how you can help. There are ten million other forms of life on this planet beside ourselves, this website will help examine them. The site is for animals, for people, for photographs and games, for jokes and for stand-up comedy, and for adults as well as children. It will bring attention to animal issues, offer timely veterinary tips and helpful information, and help keep you informed of upcoming comedy appearances. It can be anything that we want it to be but I promise it will be fun and interesting. The animals of the world are talking to us …Are We Listening? Your Friend, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

What can you do?

It is easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged by the plight of many of nature’s creatures and the state of the world in general. However, we have to be optimistic about conservation and about the future of our planet. We must be optimistic because to be any other way would be an admission of defeat. In conservation, victories are only temporary while defeats are permanent! We must (borrowing the words of Winston Churchill) – “never, never, never give up!” Remember, we did not inherit this world from our parents, we borrowed it from our children. Young people are our greatest hope. It is still a minute to midnight, it turns out there is plenty that you can do. Educate yourself! Stay informed, read everything, listen. Get involved! Decide where to make a difference – locally, nationally, internationally. A native species or a cause. Join the World Wildlife Fund(WWF). Make donations, volunteer, support their individual campaigns, join their conservation network (www.worldwildlifefund.org).
  • Or, join the Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org) – they accept donations, have an informative newsletter, and organize local activities. They protect a variety of land and marine habitats. Polar Bears International accepts donations, has a great newsletter, and publishes research results. They can be found at www.polarbearsinternational.com.
  • Google Conservation International at www.conservation.org. You can make donations to this non-profit organization that protects threatened species and habitats. Also, through them you can find out about both career opportunities in conservation and also about volunteering.
  • The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (www.ICUN.com) is another worthwhile group. They not only take donations, but also have global and local programs that may interest you.
  • Another great resource is Field Trip Earth (www.fieldtripearth.org). They are a wonderful resource for teachers about projects, etc. – some near you.
  • Don’t forget my favorites – National Audubon Society (www.audubon.org), Defenders of Wildlife (www.defenders.org), National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org), and the Environmental Defense Fund (www.edf.org). Get inspired! Get involved!
Finally, children are our greatest hope, our greatest resource. Share your joy of animals, nature, and biodiversity. Raise a naturalist! Be a Mentor! Shepherd the next generation. Start early and provide opportunities – trips to planetariums, aquariums, botanical gardens, museums, libraries, and zoos. Provide opportunities – hikes (local and wilderness trips), camping, organized field trips. Plan a big trip the children will always remember. Provide opportunities – buy a child an inexpensive microscope, a pair of binoculars, books, field guides, and related toys. Provide opportunities, but don’t push! Above all make nature fun! The greatest thing we can do is to teach the next generation a respect for all life. By doing this we protect the wonder of nature. Do something!