Noah's Glen Animal Hospital

3697 Main Street
Morgantown, PA, PA 19475



Making a Difference-The Story of the Starfish

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.  Approaching the boy, he asked, ”What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it back into the surf. Then smiling at the man he said, “I made a difference for that one.”

-Loren Eiseley

At Noah's Glen Animal Hospital, we share that boy's innocent but insightful philosophy. We believe that we can also make a difference, on our own beach- our community, one starfish-one pet-at a time.

When you see a Noah's Glen staff member wearing a starfish pin, know that that person was instrumental in saving the life of an animal in need.