Ravensdale animal whisperer works for animal welfare around the globe
By KEVIN HANSON
Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor
March 29, 2011 · 10:23 AM
Amelia Kinkade says she teaches to make money, using the revenues from seminars offered around the globe to follow her true passion – protecting endangered animals of the planet.
That calling puts her into a small circle, but it’s what she teaches that sets Kinkade apart.
Throughout the United States and overseas, she leads sessions in which she teaches animal lovers to communicate with their pets. The Ravensdale resident acknowledges many might scoff at the notion of a “pet psychic,” but says many detractors change their tune after a one-on-one meeting.
Kinkade emphasizes her ability is not unique and maintains that nearly everyone can tune in and discover what their pet wants, needs, feels and thinks.
A promotional flyer states that Kinkade can take followers “on a magical journey into the heart of your innate power where you will rekindle your psychic senses and ignite your ability to communicate with other species.”
She has authored two books on the subject, conducts seminars in 25 to 35 cities per year and has appeared on numerous television shows, including The View, Extra, Jenny Jones and The Ellen Degeneres Show.
Kinkade admits she was “a total skeptic” when she first heard of people communicating with pets. But after nearly getting kicked out of a North Hollywood apartment because of her cat, she approached an animal whisperer she had heard of through her veterinarian. In short, the lady and cat met and Kinkade received advice that alleviated the situation. And she was hooked.
Kinkade took the required training and joined the ranks of those who talk to animals. At one time, she was in a very select group. Times have changed and there are now hundreds of practitioners.
Kinkade received a head start when she attended a Hollywood party and spoke with a producer’s dog. She related information the producer found rather astounding and, a couple of weeks later, found herself on national television, speaking as the in-house expert on animal communication.
Her phone began ringing off the hook.
That only continued after publication of her first book, “Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: How to Talk to Animals and Get Answers.” A year after the book came out, Kinkade landed at Buckingham Palace, invited to work with the household cavalry and to “whisper” with the hunting horses of Prince Charles.
The onetime modern dancer and aspiring actress now uses her connections to pursue her goal of creating safe havens for elephants, white lions, primates and other animals found in the wild. She takes opportunities to slam the practice of “canned hunting,” where animals are sacrificed without a fighting chance to those with the money to make it happen.
Kinkade says her goal is to split time between Ravensdale and South Africa.
Seminars in Enumclaw
Amelia Kinkade offers a seminar in Enumclaw Saturday and Sunday at the Park Center Hotel. The cost is $250. To register, contact Jeff at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A second session is set for April 16-17.Contact Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor Kevin Hanson at email@example.com or 360-802-8205.