Published Feb. 25, 2013
"Boy, I hate people."¬† I hear that all the time from people who work in animal welfare.¬†I disagree. I understand why they feel that way. When you do this work, you hear stories all the time that make you angry.¬†Abuse and neglect.¬†Domestic violence.¬†Well-meaning stupidity.¬†Even the simple failure to stick with commitments:¬†"I'm moving out of town, so I need to surrender my 12-year-old dog."¬†These stories would make anyone mad, let alone someone who cares enough about animals to have chosen shelter work over other, almost certainly better-paying, options.