I am Artwell Chivengo; I am a father of six children. I have been in the security industry for 10 yrs, and l had to leave that job because of the economic hardships.
I started to work at Dogtown in Nov 2014, but l would like to thank Wilma and Elanza, my first employers. If it were not for them, l wouldn’t be in a position of being part of this precious team.
I started to work at Dogtown as a general worker doing everything which needed to be done. Surely there was a lot to be done since the whole area was a bush. To cut the story short, l started to assist at the pet lodge, where l got a bit of experience working with dogs.
Since l was serving many octagons, l was transferred to work on the top three that is Sarah B, HoH and Yankee Candle. At other times l assisted in walking dogs and this has improved my love for dogs.
L ended up being given a schedule for walking dogs alone, which gave me strength and knowledge on how to approach a dog. Lf l were to say l forwarded my CV to be a caregiver, my current position at Dogtown will be complete lies, I worked hard to become a caregiver, and hard work brings rewards.
I was promoted to the position of being a caregiver in January 2019. I am really a happy man now because of working with animals. Even in my octagon, when dogs see me, they will start wagging their tails because l will be bringing them love and life. Being a caregiver is just building a good relationship with animals. Even at home, if l see a dog being abused, l will feel pain. So l can say l am happy to be part of this life-saving team; let us continue to save lives!
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