St.John Chrysostom (c.347-407)

Chrysostom Saint John, ?345-407 A.D. Greek patriarch; archbishop of Constantinople (398-404). Feast day Sept.13 or Nov 13
The saints are exceedingly loving and gentle to mankind, and even to brute beasts ... Surely we ought to show them [animals] great kindness and gentleness for many reasons, but, above all, because they are of the same origin as ourselves. - Homilies (as quoted in The Extended Circle by Jon Wynne-Tyson)