Karuṇā– because sitting around scared and knowing other souls are suffering does not foster healing.
We were urged not to move from where we had evacuated to until emergency professionals could evaluate the safety of roads and the such. But many animals had been abandoned, tied to mailboxes, left to drown. And we had friends willing to travel in from Houston, move the animals to higher ground, and sometimes out of state. Kristina, then 15, insisted on joining us. It was a difficult parenting decision, but sitting around scared and feeling helpless, knowing other souls are suffering, was not going to foster her healing.