Alternatively: Alice is a cold-hearted and intimidating woman, and tends to find kindred spirits in rather unnerving creatures. She can get a yellowjacket to perch on her fingers without much effort, snakes love to climb on her, and she's constantly followed by spiders.
Subverted: Alice pets a cat... but it hits her immediately, seeming angry.
Double Subverted: ... but it turned out the cat just wanted to play. Cats are funny like that.
A polar bear seems to be hundreds of miles from its natural habitat for the sole purpose of trying to get Alice to rub its tummy.
Alternatively: Alice is a friend to all kinds of animals, and her definition of "cute" includes things that give some of her friends the crawlies. She's rather put-off that they had such a poor reaction to the tiny little snakes.
Alternatively: Alice attempts to befriends the predator species only makes her end up as their next meal.
Alternatively, when she goes somewhere new and the animals don't flock to her, she suffers from an extreme bout of Sanity Slippage.
Animals like Alice a bit too much, and she can't seem to go anywhere without a stray dog or cat finding her and following her around with big, sad eyes, even when she'd rather be left alone. And, of course, she can't just ignore an animal in need, so she aalways has to take them in and give them a bath and some food and try to find them a good home... Never a moment's peace when you're a one-woman humane society.
However, she keeps on trying and eventually, she finds someone with the same problems.
Alternatively, she stops trying and decides she is fine with it the way it is.
Alice will be the first to admit that helping needy animals isn't always easy, but she keeps at it because knowing she's helped a creature in need makes it all worth it.