A friend of mine gave me this copy of a poem purportedly written by Albert Schweitzer but possibly not. At any rate, it is definitely worth sharing.
"Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted, or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful."