Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: shelter from the storm
Posted by fuegos8 on July 21 2012 10:16 PM
I just started volunteering at an animal shelter. I love animals and wanted to do something unselfish for a change.
The first week I walked dogs, which was great. This week I petted cats.
I went home in tears.
The cats were all so loving that I hated to leave. I also knew some of them would probably end up being euthanized.
I know I did a good thing today but I feel incredibly sad and feel that maybe I'm simply not thick skinned enough to do this. (Though if I weren't sensitive, I wouldn't be doing this in the first place.) I tried telling myself that the kittens were so adorable they'd probably be adopted and also that euthanasia is better than life in a cage, but it didn't help much.
Have any of you done shelter work? If so, I'd like to hear your perspectives. F8