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I have been dreaming of founding a shelter for cats and dogs since I was a kid but I guess that dream is way too far from my reach as of today. Along with that dream, I also wanted to open a restaurant/diner that would be able to help me achieve my first goal.

My mom used to scold me whenever I bring home a cat which I probably picked up from a street on my way home, or the stray ones nearby the house which needs some tender loving care. Right now, I have 6 kids (3 dogs, 3 cats). But definitely, I will be having that shelter sometime when I am ready.

My question is: Are there some of you here guys who has a shelter or has been working in a shelter for animals? I wanna know your thoughts and ideas on how to run it. Thanks
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    Originally Posted by bashca03 View Post

    I have been dreaming of founding a shelter for cats and dogs since I was a kid but I guess that dream is way too far from my reach as of today. Along with that dream, I also wanted to open a restaurant/diner that would be able to help me achieve my first goal.

    An animal shelter restaurant?
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    • Profile picture of the author bashca03
      Hello What I meant was, an animal shelter for the lovely creatures. Near the shelter, if possible, would be the restaurant so that leftovers from the resto will serve as their food and it will be easy for me to look after both places.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I volunteer at an adoption agency - link below is to their website

        Animal Adoption Foundation - Home

        You do not have to "run" a shelter to help out. For years - when I didn't have time to volunteer - I would drop off cat litter or dog food - old blankets, cleaning supplies - to local animal shelters.

        However, I wouldn't feed the animals leftover people food...might be a better idea to run the restaurant and donate money to a local shelter.

        When a shelter is run properly - it's a lot of work. The one I listed is a no-kill shelter and the adoption rate is very high as it's a locally well known and respected organization. Running a shelter is not a one person operation - it takes a lot of money, public support, great employees and volunteers to do it right.

        Here is the little guy I rescued from the cold roadside recently:


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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post


          Here is the little guy I rescued from the cold roadside recently:


          That guy would be in my home in a minute. What a beautiful little kitten.
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          • Profile picture of the author bashca03
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            That guy would be in my home in a minute. What a beautiful little kitten.
            Hello Claude

            How is the little creature?
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        • Profile picture of the author bashca03
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          I volunteer at an adoption agency - link below is to their website

          Animal Adoption Foundation - Home

          You do not have to "run" a shelter to help out. For years - when I didn't have time to volunteer - I would drop off cat litter or dog food - old blankets, cleaning supplies - to local animal shelters.

          However, I wouldn't feed the animals leftover people food...might be a better idea to run the restaurant and donate money to a local shelter.

          When a shelter is run properly - it's a lot of work. The one I listed is a no-kill shelter and the adoption rate is very high as it's a locally well known and respected organization. Running a shelter is not a one person operation - it takes a lot of money, public support, great employees and volunteers to do it right.

          Here is the little guy I rescued from the cold roadside recently:


          Hi little kitty, so adorable.

          I kinda imagine how challenging it is and been thinking about persons who share the same ideas with mine (who are willing to help/donate/volunteer). I know I would need big bucks for this so I'm gonna strive more for this dream.

          Thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author videobyemail
    I know what you mean. We have 25 cats and would love to get some help in the costs. Most of these cats were dropped off and were not operated on. They are all operated on now and are healthy.

    Anyone knowing how to get help with the care of the cats would be much appreciated.
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    • Profile picture of the author bashca03
      Originally Posted by videobyemail View Post

      I know what you mean. We have 25 cats and would love to get some help in the costs. Most of these cats were dropped off and were not operated on. They are all operated on now and are healthy.

      Anyone knowing how to get help with the care of the cats would be much appreciated.
      Hi. I'm glad there are people out there who believes the same. I just don't understand some people being cruel to animals. Looks like they were not guided enough with right manners.
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