I have volunteered for local animal shelters for the past several years, and I find it very rewarding, albeit heartbreaking at times. You need a big (and stoic) heart to get involved in animal rescue. You’ll see lots of horrific things that make you sad and angry. But the positive impact you can have on an animal’s life is immeasurable. That’s what keeps me going. I feel we all have a purpose in life, and this is mine — to save as many animals as I can, and to advocate for them to protect them from cruelty and neglect. I talk about my feelings in depth (and uncensored) in my podcast “Wild About Rescue” – which is available on Anchor as well as Apple and Spotify.
And like many people who work in the animal care or rescue field, I tend to have more pets than the average person! I currently have four cats that rule this roost. I had a long coat German Shepherd for 13 and 1/2 yrs until I had to see her off to the Rainbow Bridge a little over a week ago. My menagerie also consists of a cali king snake, a leopard gecko, a 9 yr old bunny, a parakeet and fish. And that does not include my daughter’s reptile collection downstairs!
Thankfully my daughter shares my love of animals and I hope to see her continue my legacy in being the voice for the voiceless.