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I have a huge problem and really I need help solving it.

where I live and probably where you live too, there is a huge problem with stay cats and dogs. Most are gathered up by the cities animal control office and killed. Hundreds and thousands a week.

I thought the private animal shelters were the answer so I began volunteering my time and money at couple in my hometown only to find out they are corrupt.

There is little or no regard for the health and welfare of the animals and it is all about the numbers and the money.

I believe in a no kill society and am giving everything I have to the idea but not making any progress. There are many other volunteers who agree with me and will support me, but I do not know what to do.

I've gathered enough information to understand that the owner is making a living from the shelter, and keeping all the money instead of spending it on sick, injured animals that are suffering. How do I change a corrupt private shelter? I don't want to report the owner and risk the lives of the cats that are there.

I came here with my problem because the people on this website are among the most intelligent and reasonable I know. I am open to any suggestions, please help if you can.


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  • Dec 17 2012: You're to be commended for your love and concern for animals. Here's what you need to do with your noble cause and concern. You need to seek out people of like passion and work together to create a facility or an environment that would translate your vision to a reality. Seek investors or donors to expedite the reality of your dream. Godspeed.
    • Dec 18 2012: thank you for the kindness.. there are other volunteers at the shelter and in the community that are with me.. so your response is valid. Thank you

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