SARA was founded by Kathleen Prasad (Animal Reiki Source), and Leah D’Ambrosio in May 2008, to support the growing number of Reiki Practitioners who wish to establish programs in their local shelters.
SARA’s goals are to:
- Teach and foster an understanding of energy healing.
- Teach the ethical approach to use when working with Reiki and animals.
- Provide a standardized approach to implementing professional Animal Reiki programs for shelters, sanctuaries and other facilities that assist animals in need.
- Document the effects of Animal Reiki on individual animals and the possible effects on shelter and rescue statistics as a whole.
- Serve as a world-wide information and referral resource for Reiki practitioners, shelters, sanctuaries and other facilities that assist animals in need that wish to incorporate an Animal Reiki program.
- Educate the public, shelters, sanctuaries,and other facilities that assist animals in need on the benefits Animal Reiki can provide to animals in need and their human caretakers.