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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: I would go ahead and report him. Even if a few animals get killed in the short run, in the long run wouldn't you save a lot more?
    • Dec 18 2012: I recently read an article about the Maddies fund that funds the local shelter I'm speaking of, and they do not want to have anything to do with policing or investigating abuses, they said that was up to the local community. Thank you for you advice!
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        Dec 18 2012: Sorry, Jesse, what is a Maddies fund? Wouldn't there be some government agency that would investigate a shelter where animals are being treated cruelly? There certainly is here in the United States.
        • Dec 19 2012: is my english that bad?! I live in the united states too lol. I live in Buffalo NY. Maddies Fund is probably the biggest grant organization in the country. They are private not government and award shelters money for adoptions. Lots of money. The probably is the money isn't being invested back into the shelter. The president/founder of the shelter is making a living from it while animals are suffering and in need of medical attention. Thank you for your thoughts

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