Service with great rewards
Saturday afternoon... would you
a) go to the schools lacrosse game?
b) go do service at the Animal Shelter?
c) sit at home and a watch tv?
Well... Yesterday I choose option B. One of dear friends donates her time and service to the local Animal Shelter, and always tells me how much she loves it. Me being me, I love experiencing things that one of dear friends loves. Such as going to a dance class with my sister, or watching my friend's soccer game. These little things make a big difference in each of our lives.
I decided to venture out with her and to see why this Animal Shelter was so great. As we arrived flash backs came into my eyes, last time I was at the shelter I was about 10 years old. As we entered into the shelter, their were people there looking to a find a new companion on their home. It was so amazing to see people there wanting animals that were not puppies or kittens. These animals are in need of a new home, and luckily these people care enough to make it happen.
We started off by playing with all the cats. A man who was wheel chair and partly handicapped was looking at the cats with such great awe and wonder. I went up to him and started talking to him. Steve, a 26 year old was looking for a cat companion. We looked around the room and talked about each cat. Steve loved going up and petting the cats. Some cats showed great affection to him, it made him so happy that I literally almost cried. I probably talked to Steve for about 45 minutes about animals, St. Patrick's Day, and he would occasionally ask me questions. His heart was so big and full of so much kindness, and out of all seriousness, this made my heart grow. Not just for Steve, but for the animals around me. These animals do not have homes but this agency has put so much time and effort to help the animals enter healthy homes.
I recommend doing service here, just because I meet Steve but because these animals need your help. The more they get played with, the better off of pets they will be.