Career Day Interview
1. To what extent do you find your work interesting and fulfilling and why?
Working with hurt, shy, aggressive animals and helping them to break out of their comfort zone. One dog was very aggressive, but after two weeks of caring for him, he became soft and open to people.
2. What are the most important rules or practices that you must follow in order to be considered a dedicated and responsible professional in this field?
Don't assume that all the animals are the same and act the same. You must learn how the animals act.
3. What advice do you have to young people who are interested in this profession/field?
It is a hard job but it can be fun sometimes. Be prepared for problems like harmed animals and be cautious.
4. How many animals are brought into this particular site on an average day?
Sometimes there's no animals brought to the site, and sometimes there's around 5 animals brought into their care.
5. What made you want to go into this working field and work with animals everyday?
Seeing people work with animals on TV at a young age inspired her as a kid and she wanted to pursue this so she worked at Petco and getting to groom the animals helped her learn about the dog body language.
My day at the San Diego Humane Society went really well. I got the chance to shadow someone who works with animals everyday and takes great care of them. I learned that the people who work at the Humane Society have to get to work really early to clean the cages, make sure the animals have food and water, toys, and take each dog out for a walk. It's a really interesting career and it takes a lot of work and patience. I got the chance to look at the dogs during this day and help clean the cages and the floors. I was shown the information on the dogs and why some weren't available for adoption at the time. I had to get to the place early in order to help prepare the center before the place opened, but it was a great experience. I really enjoyed spending time to help take care of the animals and it is a possibility for a potential career that I would actually like to take into consideration.