Howdy! I'm Ila. I luv animals & nature, & I'm an avid animal & human rights activist. I'm esp. interested in protection for wild horses, timber wolves, & baby harp seals. I am happily married & have 3 wonderful animal family members: a dawggie & 2 ratties. Rats are great pets, incidentally. They're amazingly smart, & actually very clean. Keeping their living environment clean & comfortable for them are extremely important factors in ensuring that they stay healthy & promoting longevity. I volunteer at a local horse sanctuary & help care for horses with special issues. I work with some of the more difficult-to-handle ones & I can relate to some of their stories. They trust me because they know I love them & I will not harm them.