I will miss those little houses
Before I started working at a local animal shelter, I thought that seeing stray animals come in would be the saddest part of the job. But in reality, it’s the animals who are raised in a stable home environment and then are randomly cast into shelter life [often for very petty reasons].
This cat is an absolute sweetheart [I won’t share her name because I’m not even sure I’m allowed to share her, period] — and as you can see, her face is messed up. When she came in she was terrified, and in the end she tried to force her way out of her metal kennel. She gouged her nose and broke a couple of her teeth.
The reason I’m posting her is this: PLEASE make you’re ready to care for and KEEP your new pet. I know things come up and life isn’t always predictable, but maybe we should all consider getting a pet only when a stable future is foreseen or at least, if there’s a backup home.
To me, she represents the emotional distress of those animals who go from home to home.
PLEASE SHARE HER <3