Patrick Campbell Priest says that if won the lottery, he would build an animal shelter at his home and provide a place for all the area cats and dogs in need. Since that’s not realistic, Patrick decided to get a job working at the Worcester County Humane Society instead.

his reasoning is simple. “I want to take them all home with me but that’s not very practical, so I bring myself to them,” he said. “They need someone to take care of them.”

If you’re an animal lover but don’t have room for any more pets, perhaps consider working or volunteering at your local animal shelter. You could bring comfort to animals who need a good home and help socialize them so they’ll improve their chances of getting into a good home.

Every shelter and every city needs more people like Patrick, so look into working or volunteering for your local animal shelter today. To read more about Patrick, click here.