Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful at the animal shelter — a steady flow of incoming abused, neglected and unwanted animals; the struggle to find the right home; and the need to make difficult decisions make for a stressful work environment. However, especially at this time of year, it’s important to take some time to be grateful for the good things that we have going for us. I wanted to share a few of things that I, as an employee of the Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, am grateful for (in random order):
• The adoption of Dallas the dog and Winter the cat. Both animals were considered “difficult to place.” Dallas, because of his high energy and pit bull heritage; and Winter, because of his older age and vision impairment. Sometimes adopters come in and manage to see past the cutest and easiest animals, and move to the animals who need them the most. There are few feelings better than that of a “last chance” animal walking out the door to a loving home.