Ike's mom here: I started my new job at the humane society the other day and was absolutely miserable, and I'm not staying there. Their standards for what is considered an "adoptable" animal differ greatly from my standards and there is no way I can go through with selecting animals for adoption and sentencing the other to well, you know where they go. I cleaned kennels at the humane society in college quite a few years ago when it was run by a different organization and we did everything possible to get animals placed through the shelter or other rescue organizations that could work on their problems to help them become adoptable (of course the truly aggressive animals weren't eligible for adoption.) I based my decision to pursue this job based on those experiences - little did I know that times have changed and "temperament evaluations" have become the norm. So I'm back on the market - if anyone knows of anything in the vet tech or other animal related field in the Twin Cities area, let me know. In the mean time, I'm going to work on my business plan for pet sitting and dog walking.
Ike here - send good vibes my mom's way so she can get a job that is a good fit for her because she is really sad because she has been wanting this humane society job for years and it turned out to suck and I feel really bad for her except she will be home with me for a little while now.
And this is a picture of how my mom feels right now.