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Seeking Advice and Opportunities to Reconnect with the Animal Welfare Community

  • 1.  Seeking Advice and Opportunities to Reconnect with the Animal Welfare Community

    Posted 06-10-2024 11:05 AM

    Hello Maddie's Forum Community,

    My name is Debbie (Hogan) Johnson, and I am reaching out to seek guidance and explore opportunities to reconnect with the animal welfare community. I have nearly two decades of experience working as an Animal Care Associate at East Bay SPCA, where I provided comprehensive care for dogs and cats, implemented enrichment activities, and trained volunteers. Unfortunately, last year, I had to retire from my position with the organization due to physical limitations caused by osteoarthritis and chronic back issues.

    Over the past year, I have focused on continuous learning and professional development. I have completed certifications in proofreading, copyediting, line editing, and developmental editing/manuscript evaluation. These new skills complement my extensive experience in animal welfare and enable me to contribute in various capacities, from content creation to administrative support.

    I am currently looking for advice on how to best re-enter the field, particularly in roles that can accommodate my physical limitations. I am open to volunteering, part-time work, or remote opportunities where I can make a meaningful impact. Any insights, advice, or leads on potential opportunities would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and support. I am excited about the possibility of reconnecting with this wonderful community and continuing my journey in animal welfare.

    Warm regards,

    Debbie (Hogan) Johnson


    Debbie (Hogan) Johnson
    Shelter or rescue staff
    East Bay SPCA Oakland