Animals provide companionship and unconditional love to millions of people, without asking for much in return. However, sometimes these animals need some serious help. That’s where people like Chris Hintze come in.
“So many animals get left behind,” Hintze says. The Metropolitan State grad student volunteers at Midwest Animal Rescue and Services, helping to care for and transport animals in need. “They can be in rough condition when we take them in.”
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Organizations like Midwest Animal Rescue and Services work hard to find homes for these animals.
Hintze earned her bachelor’s degree in technical communication at Metro in 2014, and decided to earn her master’s in the same field. She utilizes the skills she’s learned at Metro through her marketing work with the animal shelter, promoting adoption days and other events.
“I never thought I would be in marketing, but Metro gave me the background knowledge” Hintze says. “How to pull in your audience—it’s definitely a tool I use.”
Aside from her passion for caring for animals, Hintze’s career plan is to become a technical writer. “My dream job is to write instructions and manuals, to take something complicated and make it understandable.”
Hintze will continue to volunteer at the shelter, and encourages anyone looking for a pet to consider adoption—she herself has rescued three dogs and a cat. Animals adopted from shelters are already spayed or neutered, and are up to date on vaccinations.
Plus, “There’s nothing better than the love of a rescue dog,” Hintze says.