Animals are important to us all, from the very first time we can remember to the moment we’re born.
They’re our closest companions and protectors, and they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
If we don’t treat them with care and compassion, they can develop a poor quality of life and the potential for serious problems like cruelty and death.
And when we can’t be around animals in the moment, we often feel guilty.
But animal caregivers need to be more aware and attentive.
That’s why we want to talk about the bigger picture, so we can better understand how we can help animals and how we could be a better animal care provider.
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