I am a shelter pet. You may not know my history and I can’t tell you but I was probably someone’s pet before I got here. And I am waiting to be someone’s pet again. I am only here temporarily so you can protect me from harm while I wait for my family to find me. I do not have plague germs on me and although I may be scared of this place, I won’t hurt you. Please handle me with the same care you would handle someone’s beloved pet. Because that’s who I am.