This is probably a longshot but do you know of any shelters within 2hrs of Philly that could use an extra set of hands on Thanksgiving?
Hey! I believe that most shelters in the area still allow volunteers on holidays but there may be some restrictions in place - a coworker thinks that volunteering at the PSPCA is limited to 8am-2pm. Call around in the morning and see who needs help!
#Philadelphia Fire Department
#humane law enforcement
“BIG NEWS FOR CAMPBELL: Our sweet boy, who had been set on fire on November 10th, will going home in a few weeks with Steve Paslawski, a Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Department. Steve was one of the first people to ask about adopting Campbell, and he’s a perfect fit to help Campbell move past the trauma he experienced. Here’s what Steve had to say about his decision to adopt Campbell. “When I saw the story about Campbell, I was disgusted that anyone could do this to any animal. I had recently put another cat I had down due to a large tumor, and with me being a firefighter, Campbell being burned, and the loss of my other cat, it just seemed like a perfect fit. Our first meeting was amazing. After a few minutes of petting him in the cage, he put his paws up on me and climbed onto my shoulder as if to say, I choose you. I knew right then it was meant to be. He’ll have a loving home for the rest of his life.” - The Pennsylvania SPCA
In the last two-ish years that I’ve worked at the shelter, I’ve cared for multiple animals that have suffered from severe burns - by chemicals, fire, or car engines, and intentional or accidental. The recovery process is painful and requires intense monitoring and treatment.
Steve, an incredibly sweet guy that understands a bit too well the damage fire can do (not to mention he has been coming in as regularly as his schedule will allow to check on his new buddy) will be bringing Campbell into his home and caring for him when his treatment in the hospital is finished.
I love my job and I love people that care.