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Anonymous:Hello my fellow pet enthusiasts!
This isn't really a pet story, and yet it is. So I thought I'd share it with you guys.
I have been a member of the WSPA for years now. I 've had many wonderful opportunities with them, and I've learned so much already. I've helped rescue stray dogs in Athens, and I've learned more through these people, than I ever thought possible.
But this morning I recieved a letter. Many many weeks ago I filed in an application to be accepted on a course about different animals and acute vet-care.
And amongst about 100 applicants, I was one of the 10 who got accepted. So next week I'm starting up my classes, and if all goes well, I'll be standing with a certificate in my hand in about 10 weeks - which could take me SO many places, to help out the WSPA even more! (I won't be a vet or anything like that, by the way. But I'll be able to help out more than I am now.)
I'll keep you updated (if you want to hear more about it) but untill then, wish me good luck!
Yeah, I've been a member for a long time. I love this orginization, and I really feel that everything I put into the WSPA I get back ten-fold.
(So now I'm just trying to struggle through this rather large book about vet-care.... It's exciting.. But haaaaard.)
But I'm really on cloud no. nine here!
Anonymous:Thank you meercata.
I've been so fortunate to go on trips with them, mostly here in Scandinavia, but I've been on one trip woth them to Athens. Which was a great experience, where I've helped capture street dogs, so they could come to the local shelter and get help. Unfortunately most of them are in a terrible state, and will eventually be put to sleep. But they do have a 'no kill' policy, which means that anything which can be saved will be saved. On these trips I couldn't do much but to help capture them - but if I pass my exams I will be able to give them IV-drips, attend to smaller injuries untill they can be seen by a vet and I will gain a lot more general knowledge about different animals.
I will go to an evening class once a week - which is a 5 hour class every time, and in the meantime I have a lot of reading to do. Then there will be 2 exams, one oral and one practical. If I pass (knock on wood) I can go on more rescue missions, and do a lot more then just help capture the animals.
I only wish I would have more time, but (unfortunately) I have a (paid) job, which does take up most of my time.
I totally forgot to keep you updated on this!
Because of my own job, I had to skip a few classes - and then start up again this March.
But last month I recieved my certificate, and I learned more things than I ever thought possible.
I must admit, that between my own job and my classes, my hands has been extremely full, and I really haven't been able to help out here.
But now I'm back - with a bag full of knowledge about our furry friends!
See you again in the forums.
People are waiting to help.