“I am an animal rescuer.
I have bought animal food with my last penny,
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged those that are 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 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.”