The Animal Care Team is the backbone of Asheville Humane Society. From feeding, cleaning, and monitoring, to bonding, playing, and walking, our Animal Care Team members are essential to keeping our organization afloat. Every Monday we will be highlighting a team member who has shown exceptional care and dedication to the animals in our care and our mission.
Animal Care Team Member
Chance started at Asheville Humane Society in 2022 as an intern in the Adoption Center Cats room. After his internship, he applied for an animal care position and we were thrilled to have him back! He is such a kind soul and hard worker.
What does it mean to you to work in animal care?
To me, working in animal care means teamwork. I am so grateful I get to be a part of an amazing team of people who all do their best to ensure every animal not only has their physical needs met, but also their emotional needs!
What are some of the best parts of your job?
One of my favorite parts about my job is knowing the impact our organization has in our community. It’s always incredibly rewarding when I tell someone I work here at the Asheville Humane Society, and they say “We adopted our pet from there!”.
What are some of the hardest parts of your job?
I’d say one of the hardest parts of my job is having to work in an environment that is fast-paced and always changing. It has forced me to learn how to be adaptable, and open to anything.
Have you had a moment that has really stuck out to you as a reason you keep coming back? Or, why do you keep coming back?
A moment that has really stuck out to me as my reason to keep coming back to AHS, is how happy my job makes me. I feel respected, valued, and like I’m making a difference.
Why do you feel so passionately about animals?
I have always felt very passionately about animals because of the sense of companionship and comfort they bring. Even on a bad day, I know my cat will always be there for me.
What do you want the public to know about your job?
I want the public to know that caring for animals can be a hard job, but it’s always easier with volunteers! I am so grateful for the amazing people in our community who help make my job easier by volunteering!