I think that helping animals is very important to you both in your conscious state and subconscious state. I believe that we all have jobs that we do in between our lifetimes. I would bet that one of your's is caring for these smaller yet still evolving souls that we view as pets and other wild animals here during our physical incarnations. I'm pretty sure that it's one of mine as well. I know that I am a guide to other spirits/souls that I have evolved with during my evolution. And that is my favorite job while outside the physical realm. Does this help?