Volunteering with Animals

Topics: Wildlife, Wildness, Genetic pollution Pages: 2 (405 words) Published: April 5, 2013
Volunteering with Animals
I have always been a great lover of animals, big and small; wild and domestic. When I was a child I dreamed of becoming a Veterinarian. Although that dream seems to get harder everyday, I still hope to achieve it someday.

Growing up I had always done little volunteering stints here and there in whatever state I lived in at the time. I did not start getting so heavily involved in volunteering with animals until I moved to Washington though.

One of my current volunteer efforts is with Concern for Animals(CFA), a local non-profit helping to supply food, medical, and caring to all pets and their owners; located in Olympia, Washington. I started volunteering with them in July 2012, and I am hoping to get back into it more during the coming summer.

As a volunteer with CFA, I mostly just volunteer at events where I hand out information to passersby. I realize though just how important informing people about this organization really is. They heavily depend on donations from the public, as well as their volunteers.

I also started volunteering with For Heaven’s Sake Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in the October of 2012. They are also a local non-profit who take in injured wildlife in hopes to be able to release them back into the wild, once they are healthy again. They are located in Rochester, Washington; on about eight acres of land.

They have taken in and helped just about every type of wildlife you can think of, but they also accept domestic animals. Just a few of the wild animals they help rescue are Deer, Opossums, Squirrels, Eagles, and Foxes. As a volunteer when I come to work; I clean up after the animals, feed the animals, scoop their poop, and occasionally even muck the stalls.

It’s a lot of work, and sometimes its pretty gross; But the experiences I have while volunteering make it so worth it. Just the other day I was able to bottle feed three baby squirrels, and it was the most amazing experience. The more I work...
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