Who doesn't love a trip to the shelter?
I go every now and then. I still obsessively check the website in case Fluffy turns up, but so many of the cats don't have accompanying pictures..
It's always sad.
I've tried to volunteer there. I show up and am told there are too many volunteers that Saturday. Too many people working off community service hours, I guess. In any case, I think I'm going to try to establish some official relationship with the shelter. One whose official description is that I can come in and play with the animals. Maybe take some better pictures of them for the website.
Volunteering to play with the animals may sound silly, but about every other cat I walk by starts rubbing against the side of its cage, doing happy paws. The dogs all start to wag their tails when you just look at them.
I think playtime for these guys is overlooked but very necessary.