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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 15 2012: I would study the medical information about the sick animals and as a worker I would do covert medical aid,without permission. Binding an animals wound,administering medication,ensuring proper food,ventilation,emotional care...I would do my research,and just do it....Another thing Ive always be tempted to do is go into a shelter.bring a flute or harp,and quietly play to the animals...music seems to be a universal language..and to communicate your emotions of gentleness,love through music may assist in a chaotic enviornment,such as you describe
    • Dec 18 2012: Thank you Carolyn. All of your suggestion are great and made me smile. I did catnap one cat and took him to my vet. He had stomatitis so bad that he could no longer eat, lost a ton of weight and stopped grooming himself. My vet pulled his teeth and I nursed him back to full healthy. I never did return him to the shelter, I adopted him. But I will consider you idea, thank you!

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