On Fridays I walk dogs.
I have volunteered at our local animal shelter for over 8 years and to say I love it is an understatement.
I mainly walk the dogs in the shelters care but hare been known to have to 'humanise' any kittens that may come in!! Someone's got to do it!!
Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter
I may well be volunteering my time to look after the animals, which seems like a selfless act but really it is totally selfish!
You see, that time I spend with the animals helps me. It helps me calm my mind and gives me a sense of achievement and giving back.
People often ask me "How do you do it?' and 'Do you not want to talk them all home?'. In short yes, I do want to take them all home but that is only because I love them all. How do I do it...easy, I know they have a good life at the shelter and quite often better than they had before. Knowing that makes me keep going back and keep walking those dogs.