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    Unhappy Shelter workers...I dont know how they do it

    So on friday as part of a YOU TUBE charity thing i went into the local RSPCA and gave the girls in there $50. I should have been happy seeing such a good organisation doing what they do....but instead i walked out angry, sad.....infact i was pissed off at the world.

    The little ACD cross with the huge big black floppy ears staring at me and giving me the sad puppy eyes and little yaps broke my bloody heart.

    I dont know how the ladies in there do it....they must see the worst of human kind. They deserve a bloody medal. The last few weeks since Xmas has seen the monthly dump rate double. Geez i hate some people, while some others are my heros.....doing work i couldnt do.

    So if you work at a shelter or contribute in anyway to getting animals rehomed (yes, even bloody cats lol) give yourself a pat on the back and accept my thank you. Good Karma is coming your way.


    P.s...i had to film it for proof so if you want to see the video hit the link but be warned i did rant a little bit and my potty mouth did it's usual thing. The 'tooth' part of the video is a long, long story ....but a lot of aussie tubers are passing it on and donating to any charity while it's in thier possesion.

    F.A.B's tooth and the RSPCA. - YouTube


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    Well said Sean. Shelters generally have high staff turnover. The pay is crap and the work is physically hard and emotionally draining. People who are doing it are generally there for the love of it and not for the pittance they get paid. Being passionate people in a charged environment often makes for a bit of a melting pot of staff emotions. So tough to work in and tough to manage.

    So yeah, it is nice when they get noticed. I did it for a year and it was enough for me. Huge kudos to experienced people who stick with it long term.

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    I volunteered at an animal rescue for one week two years ago. I loved every minute of it, but it was still tough
    I completely fell in love with one dog there, he was a BC/Koolie (and i reckon there was some GSD in there too) He was just the most gorgeous dog and if i had the space i would have adopted him! I do wonder how the people who work there full time do it! in just one week i witnessed many animals coming in abused, terribly sick and neglected, it was really hard to watch. And then there were the animals that had to be PTS...
    But as well as all those terrible things, there was the good side!
    when animals come in and later that day their owners come to get them and i got to watch the reunion
    Animals being rehomed, sick animals improving, frightened animals turning into happy joyful attention loving pets!

    The people who work there to an amazing job, i dont think i could do it long term. it would be too emotionally draining. which is the same reason that i dont want to get into the veterinary industry... it would be so hard to deal with the deaths.

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    worked at an rspca for about 2 years,
    i guess you learn fast to turn off emotions and get the job done for the most part and try to give them all some special time if there is time with all the cleaning and feeding

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    Well as if it wasnt a hard enough job at the best of times.

    The big flood has made it even harder. We have only one RSPCA inspector , a lady by the name of Amanda Yates, between her and the volunteers at the shelter they really have thier hands full at the moment with hundreds of lost and homless animals.

    Amanda went to amazing lengths to rescue as many pets as she could, even taking to a kayak.

    Hundreds of pets rescued from the exclusion zone

    RSPCA Qld


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