When I adopted my cat recently, I couldn’t help but be in awe of all the people who either volunteered their time or made it their career to work at theanimal shelter.
I also realized there are probably plenty of things I didn’t knowabout caring for lost, surrendered, or otherwise homeless animals. For instance, I walked in thinking I knew exactly which cat I wanted based on the listings I had seen online. Sure, they said she was a bit of a tough case, but I was positive it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. Then I finally met her face to face and I knew she needed someone with much more experience than me to make sure she was properly taken care of.
That visit made me respect those staff members all the more something that has continuedsince digging in further to what it’s really like to work at an animal shelter.
Take a look below to see exactly whatyou might not know about shelters and their workers.
And be sure to SHAREall the info with your loved ones!
1. They Aren’t All Sad And Gloomy
2. They Aren’t Always Playing, Either
3. Staff Injuries Can Happen Often
4. Adoptions Can Be Bittersweet For The Caretakers
5. The Animals Aren’t “Defective”
6. They Need Your Donations
7. Most Staff Members Aren’t Veterinarians
8. Employee Emotional Burnout Happens A Lot
9. Too Many People Ignore The Signs
10. Overcrowding Is A Big Issue