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Animal Protectors program helps owners communicate with pets

Listening With Heart — Hearing Our Animal Friends

What: Animal communication workshop with pet and people intuitive Renee Takacs

Cost: $35, includes refreshments; a portion of the proceeds benefit Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley

When: 9:30 a.m.-noon May 11

Where: Alle-Kiski Health Foundation, One Acee Drive, Suite 1, Harrison

Details: 724-339-7388,

By Julie Martin
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

If you ever have wondered what your pet is thinking, the chance to try and find out is just around the corner.

Renee Takacs, intuitive pet psychic and communication guide will visit the Alle-Kiski Valley to present the “Listening with Your Heart” pet communication workshop.

Hosted by Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, the workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon May 11 at the Alle-Kiski Health Foundation in Harrison. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the New Kensington-based animal shelter. Tuition is $35, and reservations can be made by contacting the shelter.

While there will be plenty to learn to take home to pets, organizers emphasize that the program is a humans-only event.

Takacs, who works with not only pets, but people, will give a lecture on what she calls “our natural ability to communicate with animals.”

The program will also feature hands-on education and guided meditation.

“People will see how easy it is to bridge communication between species in fun and relaxing ways,” Takacs says, explaining that participants will learn how to use guided visualization to communicate with pets.

“Animals communicate with images and feelings,” she says. “Some people may hear their animals, some may see images, some may just feel their feelings or kinesthetic sensations.”

Takacs, a Mars resident, has worked with the intuitive and healing arts for more than 20 years. In addition to her work with pets through personal consultations, she shares her intuitive gifts with people.

She has a master's degree in transpersonal studies from Atlantic University in Virginia Beach, Va., and, among other methods, has studied yoga, Reiki and intuitive development.

From the perspective of Phyllis Framel, who sits on the Animal Protectors board of directors, Takacs's lessons are ones that will benefit pets and owners alike.

“I think she can elicit new information as well as confirm a pet guardian's own intuitive feelings,” Framel says.

“Everyone has intuitive abilities. Renee can help the attendees to awaken theirs.”

According to Nicole Pavetti, also an Animal Protectors board member, many in the area are looking forward to the chance to learn from Takacs.

“We've had a lot of people who've responded who have said they can't wait to interact with her,” Pavetti says. “I guess she is a great speaker and teacher.”

“We're just trying to open Animal Protectors up to a new audience, to get people more involvement with their pet,” she says, adding that those at the shelter not only want to help pet owners meet their pet's physical needs but their emotional needs, as well.

“We're happy that Animal Protectors can bring this to the community,” she says.

Julie Martin is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.



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