Being a veterinary technician is an easy way to acquire a four legged friend. So many animals cross my path that need help, care and ultimately a forever home. Over the years some that have crossed my path have in some way reached out and touched something in me that prompts me to take them in and make them part of my family.
After sedating, clipping and cleaning Sophia’s wounds I offered to foster her for the Frederick County Animal Control until her lesions healed and she was a bit more presentable for adoption. It didn’t take my daughter more than 2 days to fall in love with her and insist we add her to our family. She immediately attached herself to me and for the first several weeks any time my other 2 dogs tried to get near me she threatened to eat them alive. With a lot of positive reinforcement and assurance she has become a loving part of our family and enjoys playing with the dogs as well as our 2 new kittens.
Written by Nora McKay-Clark RVT