So today was my first day of my externship at animal control. I was excited and at the same time I wasn't sure what to expect.
Getting there was interesting, I looked up a map and memorized it...let say it wasn't too accurate.lol. When I got to the facility I wasn't too impressed (I was expecting something else?) but once I got inside it was a little better. Met the vet tech who was really nice and let me follow her around to see what she did with the new dogs/cats. It wasn't even 5 minutes after I was holding a kitten that I got kitty-poo on my scrub
She said it happens all the time ^_^
She let me fill the vaccine needles and some other stuff, I learned quite a bit in the short time I spent with her.
Note worthy things that happened? The vet tech I was with started to fume over an owner that had recently (a day or two before?) came to get their lost dog (paid the fine and money for chipping), well today that same dog ends back at the shelter and she already knew who the owner was, the owner came and this time didn't want to take the dog, they signed over custody.... she was sad and at the same time really angry, I let her rant a bit, its easy to understand why she felt that way.
Next noteworthy and sad thing was an idiot that came by the shelter with his family. There were two GSD's that had some aggression issues (actually one was a guard dog) and one of his little girls tried to stick her hand inside, he yelled at her for trying to do so, which wasn't a bad thing. The dumb part was what he did next, he stuck his hand inside and said "You have to dominate them" and put his hand on one of their heads and a snap later pulling out a hand that was bleeding quite a bit. Everyone that worked in the kennel was furious...because that effectively squashed any chance that dog had for adoption (although it was slim). He was warned not to go near, the dog had a warning sign and regardless he gets bit....
So thats pretty much it! I got back tomorrow, so lets see how that turns out!