As Founder of Long Living Pets Research Projects and Founder of Long Living Pets Research Foundation, a 501(c)3, I am both delighted and incredibly excited that my mission to help pets live longer healthier lives and reduce the risk of chronic diseases has been more successful than I ever thought possible. I had always suspected that too many toxins in commercial pet food and in therapeutic modalities used to treat pet illnesses have compromised animals’ quality of life and jeopardized their disease outcomes.
With that as my premise, in 2000, I launched a 30-year observational study to document the effects of using natural and non-toxic food in pet care. Since then, I have studied the effects of raw feeding with more than 6,000 dogs and cats. Many of them had been suffering from cancer and other chronic diseases, and I am heartened by the promising results due to a natural/nontoxic approach.
I have completed two phases of my study and am now ready to embark on my third.
- Phase I involved researching and testing my findings and theories on my own dogs and a small group of dogs from around the world. I found that a simple diet of raw meats, edible bones, and organ meats promoted a strong sustainable immune system that protects the dog from dis-ease.
- Phase II involved building on the results of Phase I, with the goal of reaching 10,000 dogs and 5,000 cats participating in this study. This is a continual project and is open to anyone who feeds their pets a raw food diet.
- Phase III of my study will include establishing a rescue and rehabilitation center called the Long Living Pets Rescue and Rehab Center (LLPRRC). The Center will care for pets currently living in shelters and scheduled to be euthanized because they are declared unadoptable due to health reasons and the cost to treat them. These pets are not suited for adoption. LLPRRC will adopt these animals and provide them with compassionate care using natural modalities that I have seen work over the last 20 years.
I am hoping to raise $1M for this phase and fully confident that this can be achieved with your help!
Please understand that many of these pets have been abused or abandoned. All of them are pets that are confused and frightened. My goal is to not only restore their health, but to also restore their trust in human beings. At the Long Living Pets Rescue and Rehab Center they will finally receive the love and care they deserve. Some pets cannot be saved, but they still should be given the opportunity to leave this world in peace, comfort and happiness. This will, in many cases, be the only time they have felt loved. I want these dogs and cats to go to sleep safely in someone’s arms on their terms not by a needle-filled with poison. No animal deserves that.
An important part of this project is my intention to share my work and observations with pet owners worldwide through a 24/7 video feed. Each pet will have a webpage documenting every step in their recovery. In this way, I hope to inspire others to use my models for their own pets and establish similar centers to replicate my approach. My approach can be done and followed anywhere without expensive equipment. I will also provide full support to everyone who needs it through Long Living Pets Research Academy ( a learning center for naturopathic health care for dogs and cats). I have a vested interest in the results since this will become part of my research into chronic diseases in dogs and cats. All I ask for is for you to share the results caused by following my protocols. I also hope to learn about other successful approaches from participants in these studies.
This will also further confirm my findings that simple steps, such as changing the diet to species appropriate diet alone, can achieve dramatic results. Everything I do is from a naturopathic perspective, which means the body will usually heal itself if given the proper conditions. The results of my study will be indisputable, and I will share them with everyone interested in learning how we can prevent disease and heal naturally.
For almost 10 years, I have visualized opening this center and now the time is right to take action! While I don’t medically ‘cure’ or ‘treat,’ I have achieved results far beyond what I ever imagined, and it is time to scale up my project with this center and share what I do with the rest of the world.
I also have another project that I hope to initiate. Studies have suggested that pets (especially dogs) alleviate loneliness, depression and stress in kids fighting cancer. I will create a program where kids recovering from cancer can come to visit and socialize with the dogs undergoing rehabilitation. With animals in their lives, they are more motivated to eat and tend to follow treatment recommendations better — in other words, they are more likely to participate in their own healing. Even a brief pet encounter can invigorate a child’s immunity. Imagine the power of this connection – kids and dogs fighting disease together!
As I already mentioned, my fundraising goal is $1M, and I am fully confident that I will reach that goal with your help! Please share this campaign and donate whatever you can to this cause. If you have any questions about my vision, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone (435.729.7288) or email (please use contact form). I look forward to your support and your involvement!
With deep appreciation,
Thomas Sandberg, CSAN, CCNC.
Board Certified in Animal Naturopathy & Carnivore Nutrition by The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (ACAN)
Thomas Sandberg CSAN, CCN
Founder of Long Living Pets Research Foundation
A sad situation
It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. This number represents a generally accepted statistic that is widely used by many animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Unfortunately, the most recent statistics published by the National Council are from 1997, and only 1,000 shelters replied to the survey at that time. Using the National Council’s numbers from 1997 and estimating the number of operating shelters in the United States to be 3,500 (the exact number of animal shelters operating in the United States does not exist), these estimates were made:
- Of the 1,000 shelters that replied to the National Council’s survey, 4.3 million animals were handled.
- In 1997, roughly 64 percent of the total number of animals that entered shelters were euthanized — approximately 2.7 million animals in just these 1,000 shelters. These animals may have been euthanized due to overcrowding, but may also have been sick, aggressive, injured or suffering from something else.
- 56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
- Only 15.8 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners.
- 25 percent of dogs and 24 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are adopted.
Please watch this shocking video.
This happens in all shelters due to lack of funds the heal them. Long Living Pets Rescue and Rehab Center will take these pets and give them a loving, caring life until they have taken their last breath. They will not be put down by a needle or gas.
Long Living Pets Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3)