“I was that kid that constantly brought home critters, mostly garter snakes when I was younger as they were easiest to hide in small containers, were quiet and my father was terrified of snakes. So in my mind they were the perfect thing ever!!
Around 10-13 yrs old I heard a kitten crying, in a barn. I leapt into action and pulled apart the barns walls till I found it stuck in a wall and ran home with it before the barn owner caught me. When I realized how close to death he was & that I SAVED HIM I was hooked. Been breaking down walls for animals ever since.