First, I want to apologize for disappearing these past two months. Many things have happened, and while it’s no excuse to abandon my site I hope you will understand! Since my last post I have interviewed and accepted a position with Austin Pets Alive! (www.austinpetsalive.org) So the past two months involved two trips to Austin (one for the second round interview and the other for apartment hunting), packing up my place, finishing up my jobs in Wisconsin, packing up the uhaul and then driving down to Austin from Milwaukee with my fur babies in tow. I arrived in Austin, TX over the Fourth of July weekend and started working July 5th.
Austin Pets Alive is an amazing organization that is working hard to make the city of Austin nokill. I wholly embrace their mission and vision and am blessed that not only did I find an animal welfare group with a mission that so closely matches my beliefs, but that I also get to work for them in achieving their goals. I definitely have my work cut out for me as their development coordinator, but the long days (and nights) ahead of me don’t even feel like a burden. I am truly amazed that what I have been working towards for the past four years, that what I went back to school to get my masters in, has finally come to fruition and I will get to put my knowledge and skills to work for an organization that truly believes every animal deserves a loving home.
I will be back on my weekly schedule now that I’m in some sort of groove with everything (aka I’m unpacked and have identified where the nearest grocery store is). My last batch of foster kittens (and their mother) have all been adopted from Elm Brook Humane Society – YAY! I’m looking forward to fostering again once I get back from the nokill conference in DC at the end of the month.