For anyone looking for a new job, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay offers a unique post, which would involve snuggling with dogs! This is surely the dream job of many of you, and a lot of people enjoy spending their free time snuggling with cute pets.
Jeff Honig, a retired deputy, loves every single minute of this job. He actually owns four cats, but really adores the time spent with these dogs.
According to ABC Action News:
“When shelter dogs leave the operating room at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, often after getting spayed or neutered, the retired Hillsborough County deputy is there to comfort and cuddle them in a recovery pen during a scary time.
“It’s very soothing for me, it’s very soothing for them,” says Honig. “It’s just a great experience.”
Jeff volunteers at the Tampa shelter ten hours a week.”
His help is more than welcome in the shelter, as sometimes, they cannot find enough people willing to snuggle their dogs. Numerous students want to help, bit when school is not in session, and they have more free time.
In most cases, the dogs that need cuddles the most are the dogs that are fresh out of surgery. Now, more than ever, the shelter needs volunteers to help.
According to The Humane Society’s Liz McCoy, the number of volunteers varies, but whenever someone can manage to help, it will be greatly appreciated by humans and animals alike.
“It makes me emotional just thinking about it. Nothing happy brings animals through our doors. So when volunteers come in to make things better, it’s just a moving thing to be a part of.”