Meet Our Team: Kim

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Hi, my name is Kim and I am an Animal Care Attendant at the Brant County SPCA. I started here 3 years ago as a volunteer when we did the big Morkie rescue and then got hired on as staff and joined the amazing team! I’ve always had a great love for animals as far back as I can remember.

Working here at the shelter providing love and care for each of the animals is absolutely so rewarding. It’s an amazing feeling to wake up and go to a job that you truly love and enjoy. I have 3 dogs and 3 cats all of which I adopted from the shelter. It’s a true blessing to work here and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else!

“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal” ~Joaquin Phoenix

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We often get asked the question “Why do you work here?”. And for most of us, it is not an easy answer to put into words.

Animal lovers come from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, single or have a family of your own. It’s of no significance what race or religion you are, or the colour of your skin. It’s not important if you’re in school or retired, if you’re gainfully employed or how much money is in your wallet. We reach people in our community from every aspect of life and the tie that binds us all is the love of animals.

Working at an animal shelter can have its share of challenges however the rewards can be tremendous. We have the pleasure of witnessing firsthand the generosity of our donors and community partners, the compassion and commitment of our volunteers and foster homes and the joy and excitement of our adopters.

The reason we truly work here of course is because of the animals. We have the privilege of working with so many who through no fault of their own need our help. We get to comfort them when they are lonely and reassure them when they’re scared. When they are sick or injured, we get to help them heal. We get to be the ones who watch them coming out of their shell when they realize that they’re in a safe place. And we get to be the first ones to tell them that mom or dad are on their way to take them home.

Simply put, the answer to the question “Why do you work here?” is because we need them just as much as they need us.

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