If I had enough spare time, I would love to work for a local animal shelter. I have such a soft spot for animals, especially those who have been abused or neglected by people. The saddest thing is to see an animal so terrified of a human because of some trauma that was inflicted upon it in the past. People who knowingly hurt animals are just evil and I have zero sympathies for them.
When I see Stevie Nicks, Hal The Cat or Jax The Cat curled up and resting without a care in the world I know that this is how any animal should be treated if someone takes the time to make them a part of their life. An animal that is a pet depends on people for its survival through kindness and love. A pet should never suffer abuse, and if that does happen those pets should be taken to another place where they will be treated with the love and respect and kindness that they deserve.
Working with animals is something that I have done throughout my life. Animals deserve kindness and love and respect. If you cannot give it, you should not work with animals.