I have been volunteering with KCMO for over 6 years now. I remember it first began after a dear friend and co-worker continued to send me "urgent" lists. Dogs that only had days until it would lose it's life...I couldn't understand why so many where dying! I decided to go volunteer and see what it was all about. I remember the overwhelming feeling of rows of cages with dogs barking and staring at me. They all wanted attention, the all wanted some fresh air; there were so many! It of course broke my heart to see so many dogs without homes, I couldn't imagine my dogs being stuck in there. I walked as many as I could, giving them the 10-20 minutes of attention they needed. I was hooked at that point. How could I not go back, if I didn't, who would?
We need more volunteers. These dogs need our help. I only hope that I can help build awareness about shelter animals and encourage others to share their story.