The story goes that a man was walking along a deserted beach at sunset.
As he walked he could see a young boy in the distance and as he drew nearer he noticed that the boy kept bending down, picking something up and throwing it into the water.
Time and again he kept hurling things into the ocean.
As the man approached even closer, he was able to see that the boy was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water.
The man asked the boy what he was doing, and the boy replied that he was throwing them back into the sea so they wouldn’t die.
‘But’, said the man, ‘you can’t save them all, you can’t possibly make
The boy smiled and bent down to picked up another starfish. As he threw it back into the sea, he said – ‘I made a difference to that one!’
These are our starfish, each has found a new home.
We can’t save them all but hope to make a difference to each one we rescue and rehome.