it is well understood that as the primary caregiver and person ultimately responsible at saints..there are certain expectations and obligations that i face. the animals are to be cared for...they are to have a clean home, a safe environment, dry bedding, fresh water, good food. they are to have good medical care, positive mental and emotional connections/stimulation and appropriate exercise plus some extra fun too.
the society/organization itself can expect from me that the above expectations are met, that we stay within our mandate (at least most of the time), that i will meet my obligations without seeking benefit to myself, that i will ensure staff, volunteers and visitors are not at undue safety risk, that we pay our bills in a reasonable manner, that our donated or fundraised money is spent responsibly, that i maintain good working relationships with the community, our vets, pounds and shelters. that i meet all legally required components of being a registered charity. and above all else, they can expect total honesty and high ethical and moral standards from me.
i get all that and totally agree.
but if i have these obligations...do others have obligations as well?
what can we expect from our board members, our volunteers, our staff members, our trades people, our suppliers, our vet clinics, our community, even the people who leave their animals here as well?
is the obligation only from saints side out to everyone else?
i am thinking tonight that it is not...i am thinking we all have our chosen roles to play and with those chosen roles come certain obligations and responsibilities naturally too.
is this a bad thing to think?