Kyle Jay Smith, Animal caregiver volunteer at Animal Place. Carlsbad, CA.
What motivates me to work with farm animals is the connection that I feel when I'm with them and especially when they show compassion to me through the trust that I sense when working close to them. I am beyond convinced that they feel the same way humans do and I feel it's a great opportunity to improve the quality of their life by supporting them and their environment so that they feel safe and loved. There is a special meaning behind the communication between a human and an animal that is silent and spiritual. I see God in all living things and especially all the animals and insects, I feel most alive when I'm close to Nature and her animals.