My Job Is To Assist God's Creatures

My job is to assist God's creatures
I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs
I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures without planning or selection

I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head by hand
I have hugged someone 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 have animal friends and friends who have animal friends
I don't often use the word "pet"
I notice those lost at the roadside and my heart aches
I know of no creature unworthy of my time

I want to live forever if there aren't animals in heaven, but I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind?
Some may think we are masters of the animals, but the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned...

War and abuse make me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And we are making a difference everyday

There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
Nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play who only days ago, was too weak to eat

By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue,
I have been rescued
I know what true, unconditional love really is
For I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many grateful for so little
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
- adopt, foster, volunteer and until there are none ... save at least one -