A reader posed an interesting question about whether one’s work in an animal related field affects one’s view of shelters and if so, in what ways. So I thought I’d open this up to anyone who presently – or in the past – has held a job in a sanctuary, shelter, veterinary clinic, pet food plant, retailer or any other animal related business. Please share your thoughts about how your line of work affects your perception of shelters. Do you tend to give them a greater benefit of the doubt? Do you hold them to a higher standard? Did your opinion of shelters change after you began working in an animal related field?
Please tell us your job and your thoughts on the subject at hand. You can remain anonymous if you wish.