I am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist God’s creatures.
I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs.
I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures
without planning or selection.
I have bought dog food with my last dime.
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid.
I have fallen in love a thousand times.
And I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body
too many times to count.
I have Animal Friends,
and friends who have animal friends.
I don’t often use the word “pet”
I notice those lost on the roadside
and my heart aches.
I want to live forever if there
aren’t animals in Heaven, but I believe there are.
Why would God make something so perfect
and leave it behind?
We are a quiet but determined army
and we are making a difference every day.
By the love of those whom
I’ve been privileged to rescue,
I have been rescued.
I know what true unconditional love really is,
for I’ve seen it shining in the eyes of so many,
grateful for so little.
I am an Animal Rescuer.
My work is never done.
My home is never quiet.
My wallet is always empty,
but my heart is always full.