I always look at the papers to see why animals are there. Right now, be have a gorgeous freckled cocker spaniel, as well as a flame-point Himalayan cat, and any number of other great animals. Some are stray pickups by Animal Control. Some are strays brought in by citizens. But a lot of them are owner surrenders. I can't believe someone brought in Peppers, a beautiful white cat with black spots. He's extremely clean and gentle. His paper says, "Could not stand the fleas any more." The Himalayan says, "Cat would cry until it got attention." (She's 12 years old, by the way.)
Someone said, "The longer you work at the shelter, the more you like animals, and the less you like people."