800 km didn’t stop Trudy D’Souza
800 km didn’t stop Trudy D’Souza (25) from pursuing her dream of helping animals. She’s come all the way from Nagpur, Maharasthra, to join Animal Aid’s team as our Public Relations Officer.
Trudy has worked in communications and her friendly, attentive and helpful nature is exactly what we need at Animal Aid to encourage involvement from Udaipur locals and guide volunteers and animal lovers in animal protection.
We’ve asked Trudy what she is looking forward to now that she’s changed her life towards animal protection? Here’s her answer, in her own words:
“Humane Education. I’m happy that I will be able to help people understand that there’s another world out there that they probably haven’t thought about yet. And I want to make a meaningful difference in the world by giving time, energy and patience. I want to put a lot of myself into this.
At my old jobs I always liked the people, but I didn’t feel a deep down satisfaction with the contribution I was making to the world in general. I knew that I wanted to do something bigger.
When I came to Animal Aid for the first time, I knew that I wanted to come back full time.
Working in Animal Aid seems like a right fit, it’s added meaning in my life in a very different way than I could even imagine at first.
My parents supported whole-heartedly my decision to leave my family home but some of my friends don’t fully understand yet. Very few of my friends were able to get why I wanted to do this because they probably had never really thought about what animals have to go through. And many of them don’t know what a shelter even does.
But if their situation had been different maybe a couple of my friends would have even come with me. They were happy for me because they knew I always wanted to do this and finally I’ve got the chance.”