Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Humane Society Blues

Today was the conclusion of my volunteer class at the Humane Society.

For the past 5 weeks, I have spent 4 hours each Thursday learning about pets and animal shelter policies in the company of teenage girls and other animal lovers. I received my diploma, volunteer ID and an official tshirt.

The two events that stick out from this educational journey are the time I walked into to the bathroom during the break to discover an elderly woman sitting on the toilet... a strange and unexpected experience for both of us (I guess this will teach her to lock the door next time) and the moment when I learned that over 70% of cats have feline herpes.

(Originally written in May 2013)

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