I have helped out with the cat room where the adoptable cats are housed and don't like it nearly as much. There taking care of animals is combined with helping the public-HECTIC!
|Snow-a recent intake with the sniffles.|
This past week I met some nice kitties and after a few weeks having just one or no kitties at all I was happy to see some patients in ISO (not that I like cats to be sick!). Even though things have been slow in ISO I know that things will change rapidly with the seasons-summer and fall will be crazy.
Last year during the fall I had in excess of 35 cats in ISO at once. That's nuts! They barely fit in the building!
|Rhett & Felix-Rhett is an elderly, quiet, cuddly senior with one fang|
while Felix is a spunky, chunky adult with a purr motor Ferrari would envy.
Consider then that certain cats have special diet requirements, some need litter box changes, some vomit, some have diarrhea all over their cage and themselves, some meow your ear off for attention, laundry has to be rotated, dishes have to be washed and sanitized, and litter pans have to be cleansed as well.
And you have three hours to accomplish this.
|Harley-cutey with a kitten face and a senior's experience!|
Luckily I'm a fast learner and I love cats. Despite the occasional gag-attack I've loved my work at PAWS and have been contemplating adding another shift since it doesn't look like I'll be working full time anytime soon.
I may not be able to plan my own wedding but I can wash litter pans like no one's business! Bring on the summer/fall rush!