Ever since I was a little kid, I've had the dream of helping animals. Now that I'm 14, I still have the dream of helping animals. And this is what I want to dedicate my life to. Becoming a veterinarian.
I've always been trying to figure out what I can do at my age to help in the future for becoming a vet. So I thought volunteering at a shelter or something along the lines of that. So my mom and I looked into this online and we thought we would wait a little for some recommendations from people since we were new to the area. When I went to school, we were doing a donation to a shelter called the KC Pet Project. I instantly became interested and watched the videos the school provided us.
KC Pet Project is a no kill shelter that rescues all kinds of animals. Literally. One time, they had a turkey and right now they have a lot of ducks! Once I got home from school, I told my mom about KCPP and she said we could look into that. We drove there later that week and went to there training we had to go to in order to volunteer. The lady there asked me why I was interested in volunteering here. My response was: "I've always wanted to help animals and this is the opportunity I have and I won't pass it up. And also, I need volunteering hours for NJHS." The lady was delighted with my answer. I still volunteer at KCPP. And like the video says, there is more to do than walk dogs.
The pictures above may not seem like they are related to this, but they kind of are. I have a bearded dragon named Fuego and a dog named Max. They are one of the most important parts of my life and I wouldn't be as happy as I am now without them. I take care of my pets without anyone else's help except for my aunt when we are out of town and my parents when I'm at school. I brush Max's teeth every week, I brush him regularly, I give him baths, clip his nails, clean his ears, and pick the ticks off of him after we go to the Lake. I clean Fuegos tank out when it starts to smell, I clean the poop out of it, I give him baths, I feed him every morning, give him crickets everyday, and when the crickets go under his carpet, I deal with the crickets noise every night.
And in the future, when I become a vet, I will have the chance of not only helping animals, but also helping people by making sure there pets are okay. Because losing something you love is hard. And I don't want to lose my dream.