I love animals. Many people say that, but few are driven by it. I have had countless pets over the years - dogs, cats, lizards, snakes, fish, hamsters, rats, etc. I have rescued and fostered animals as well, including two baby birds who had fallen from a nest (they developed successfully and became happy wild birds after growing and learning to fly) and a baby snapping turtle that was found in the snow with a broken tail far from any water source (she also grew strong and learned to catch fish in her aquarium, and was released into a pond with other snappers after about one year). I worked with a pet adoption agency, fostering dogs at my home while they were waiting to be adopted, and have volunteered services to the ASPCA, Humane Society, and a farm where I cared for swine and cattle. There is no kind of animal I wouldn't want to work with.