I have worked at a dog and cat animal shelter for almost three years. It started out as a volunteer work for a school project. Eventually the owner asked if I would like to work for part-time, so I did. At first I had a lot of fun taking care of the animals and even taking care of their messes. After sometime it become a really emotional attachment. It is sad to see the ones you have grown attached to leave, but it was so worth it. Once I started working in the business aspect of the shelter I realized how hard it really was for the shelter. I had not realized how hard the shelter had it just trying get by. It is a non-profit organization. They get little to no government help or local help either. I also got involved in the sad aspect of the job, euthanizing the sick or unadoptable animals. I remember holding the dears and stroking there fur trying to give them comfort. I cried many nights after each day of the euthanizing of the animals. It was sad. I am one of those people who really get emotionally attached to something that I do. Many people were shocked that I had even done that to an animal. It makes me mad that such organizations even have to do things like this, because not enough people are adopting. Sometimes it seemed to me more people were dropping of strays and their own animals, then adopting them. Even so, I am still glad that I have this experience. I love animals and the thought that I made a difference to luck dogs and cats makes me happy. I still try my best to help the animals that still are waiting to have a home.