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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 16 2012: Here's a solution from left of centre.Strays should be rounded up but rather than killed they should be neutered and released back on the street. The environment in your local area can only support so many strays and if most of them are neutered there numbers should be fixed. Capturing and killing some of the strays just makes room for the others to reproduce.
    • Dec 18 2012: hi Peter, there is a spay and neuter clinic in my town that is funded by a grant (Maddies Fund) that does exactly what you suggest. Personally I have brought over 25 strays that I've humanely trapped to them. About half got released because I could not find a place for them. The other half I was able to find homes or room at the shelter. Thank you for the advice.

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