Debra Carmody, the executive director of the Cascade Humane Society in Jackson, Mich., is popular right now.
Jobs are scarce in Michigan and the state's unemployment rate of 10.6 percent is the highest in the nation.
"They almost all had college degrees, many of them had master's degrees," Carmody says of those applying for jobs at her animal shelter. "There were two or three former executive directors of nonprofits.
"The one that really blew me away was we had one attorney."
There aren't very many openings for lawyers or anyone else in the community. Carmody says it is tough to say no to so many people.
Vincent Duffy reports for Michigan Radio.