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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 14 2012: One option you have is to move yourself to one of the many rescues that does care about animals. You don't want to be part of a corrupt operation, and as you are a volunteer, I am sure you will find another that is happy for your help, particularly if you are a foster placement for the animals who are waiting for permanent homes.

    You can do a lot of good through your work.
    • Dec 19 2012: Believe it or not, there aren't any around my part of ny. I have been in contact with all and I am working at the most legit and largest one.
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        Dec 19 2012: Now that I see you have been there eight years, I think you probably know more about this than anyone.

        Perhaps you could have a confidential conversation with your veterinarian to solicit advice plus an anonymous contact with the ASPCA.

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