A guy I used to know had the best job that I have ever heard of. He directed female models in underwear and lingerie photo shoots all day long. Anytime he would start to complain about work, I'd hold my hand up, stop him and look at him in disgust.
Actually, I would buy a farmhouse type piece of land, hire a vet staff and open a no kill shelter for animals of all kinds(no crocs).
If youhad the need to part with an animal you can bring it there.
If you dog/cat/whatever needs surgery you can`t afford, no charge.