Stress ac­cepted part of SPCA job

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Stress be­comes a huge part of my life as I deal with the sad side of what hu­mans – as the higher species – do to their an­i­mals.

It is never pleas­ant to be read my pedi­gree, I have been told what it is, on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

More so when I am try­ing to help/ed­u­cate some­one for the bet­ter­ment of their an­i­mals. Next I bring out my spo­ken ‘‘big stick’’ and that’s when the first try to get help for the an­i­mal hasn’t worked.

When I find I have made a dif­fer­ence for an owner and so on to the an­i­mal/pet it is a good feel­ing and it helps heaps.

It’s what keeps me go­ing on the tough days.

So when you ring in with an is­sue please re­mem­ber I am only one per­son, hu­man too, al­though some may beg to dif­fer.

As one of the small­est SPCAs with one of the largest one in­spec­tor ar­eas to cover, I do the best I can.

Costs have gone up and th­ese af­fect us too. We pay for RUC’s, diesel, petrol, tyres, power, wa­ter, food for the an­i­mals, rates, in­sur­ances, the same as you do.

Our SPCA va­ri­ety store also manned by vol­un­teers does amaz­ing things with the kindly do­nated goods.

Sale of th­ese con­tri­bu­tions help to keep our cen­tre run­ning.

Any do­na­tion to help us keep the SWSPCA run­ning is al­ways very ap­pre­ci­ated.

Here’s a small cost­ing ex­er­cise for you to pon­der: $15,000 would de­sex 176 fe­male cats or 272 male cats or 107 medium sized male dogs or 76 medium sized fe­male dogs.

It would keep our cen­tre run­ning for one and a half months in a good one.

It sounds like a lot of money but isn’t in the big scheme of things is it? As with all things once we lose some­thing it is very hard to get it back.

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