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Coffee Break: What Advice Would You Give Someone Starting Out in the Animal Welfare Field?

What advice would you give someone starting out in the animal welfare field? That was the question we asked you for this issue’s Coffee Break, and you passed on great advice for newbies: Stay positive, try to withhold judgment, and remember that people are the most challenging animals. More of your great advice is available online at

What advice would you give someone starting out in the animal welfare field? That was the question we asked you for this issue’s Coffee Break, and you passed on great advice for newbies: Stay positive, try to withhold judgment, and remember that people are the most challenging animals. More of your great advice is available online at animalsheltering.org/coffeebreak.

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There will be many challenges and rewarding days ahead of you once you have entered into this career; you must remember to keep personal feelings and opinions out of your daily investigations and casework (which is the hardest thing to do). The work is rewarding in the sense that you will rescue homeless and injured animals and defend them from those who cause harm to them; you are their voice and guardian, and they will love you for it. Always seek opportunities to improve yourself, get continued education, and be involved with your local city and/or county government to keep animal codes current and strong to help both the citizens of your community and the animals you are empowered to protect.

Rance McIntyre, Chief Kitsap Humane Society Silverdale, Washington

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To see and respond to the latest Coffee Break question, check out www.animalsheltering.org/coffeebreak.

 

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