Hi, my name is Anna, and I work at the Associated Humane Society as a vet tech. I think I want to vent a little about my job, if you all don't mind. The first thing I want to say is that most of the human race is pretty evil. I see such horrible cases of abuse everyday. It seems to be mostly cats, but thatâ€™s probably because there are sooooo many of them. The other day I got a kitten in the hospital because somebody decided to cut off her ears and tail with scissors. Her back leg was also broken, probably because she was trying to defend herself. And after all that, she is THE sweetest kitten in the hospital room. As a vet tech, I work in the hospital part of the shelter, and we are a private practice, but we give the money we make to the shelter. Now what goes on in the shelter is the most horrible. Most of the people working there donâ€™t care an ounce about the animals. One of the shelter vet techs, I swear, gets off to euthanizing animals. If a cat gets an upper respiratory infection (which happens a lot in a shelter), they rather put the kitten/cat to sleep because it might be too much work to give them antibiotics twice a day. The many, many times I or other hospital staff tried to intervene, we got in trouble, and our manager told us he's rather not have us down there at all. There are 5 cat rooms in the shelter. The first two rooms are adoption rooms, the other three we call the "death rooms", cause 90% of the time the cats do not leave those rooms, dyeing from either sickness, or euthanasia due to sickness. But, there is also good at the "humane" society. The few people who truly care about the animals give their all to save them. And when we get those cases where we fought for the kitty that was thrown out of a 15 story and the kitty goes to a good home, all the stress and pain was worth it. I love my job more than anything, even though it is so stressful, because I am helping the animals that need it most.Anyways, thank you for letting me vent. After a long day at the shelter, it made me feel much better.
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1/23/06 at 4:34pm