When I was going to university I knew that I wanted to help critters.
- I wound up getting a biology degree that included a basic medical education.
After that, I decided that I entirely did not honestly want to become a veterinarian or humane mankind worker. In fact, I would prefer to keep my critter interests separate from my income. This is how I wound up taking in damaged and abandoned critters on my own dime. The neighborhood was more than ecstatic to assign myself and others the title of unofficial critter rehabilitator, but soon, almost everyone was dropping off random domestic and wild critters for myself and others to care for in my spare time. This was all well and good… Until I realized how high-priced it was to manage the air quality and air temperature for a household of assorted critters. It turns out, you can’t rely on a giant central heating, cooling, and air quality control plan without giving it a lot of professional attention when you have critter fur and dander floating through the air. My air filters were constantly being clogged with the critter hair and debris. Then, my heating, cooling, and air quality control plan was struggling to perform. Meanwhile, I was asking the air conditioner and forced air oil furnace to keep a consistent indoor air temperature so my pets could recuperate without additional stress of temperature changes. Of course, this resulted in my heating, cooling, and air quality control plan splitting down. Then I had to face the unlucky reality that paying for a new air conditioner component and oil furnace was way out of my budget. I abruptly found myself collecting donations for my activity “zoo.” Luckily, the neighborhood was ecstatic to help and a local Heating and Air Conditioning repair shop even donated their services.