So, I just recently started volunteering at the MSPCA. Needless to say, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.
I photograph their adoptable animals to put up on sites like PetFinder and Adopt-a-Pet. Obviously, the biggest challenge is not taking every single one of these perfect little creatures home with me.
Here’s the thing about these animals – no matter how much I try to give and give and relentlessly give to them – it will never ever be any match to how much they give to me.
These are animals that have been through very difficult things (to say the least). They’ve been abandoned, forgotten about and left behind. And still – I got nothing less than brilliant smiles and wet tongue kisses from each and every one of them. Even after everything – all they want is to love. They have alot to teach us as humans – and forgiveness is one of those things.
There will never be anything I would rather do than give my time to making their lives better – to giving them the lives they deserved in the first place.
So here’s to the gorgeous, perfect adoptable dogs at the MSPCA – have a look at them. And next time you think about purchasing a pet from a store or a breeder – think harder about it. Animals are not commodities to be traded , but real live breathing manifestations of loyalty and unrivaled happiness. And these ones at the MSPCA need you.
If you’ve got room in your home and your heart for one of these fuzzy angels visit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen – they’ll be waiting for you. 🙂