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I Want to Open An Animal Sanctuary

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 119 People

    The Unwanted, the Abused and the Unloved

    I desperately want to open an animal sanctuary for all unwanted animals.  Dogs, cats, cows, horses, goats, sheep...any animal that needs a loving, temporary or permanent home.  I'd like to help place these animals into loving homes.  It makes me sad to think that...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Don't Get Me Wrong

    I love pretty much every animal out there but there's no way I could open a shelter for them. It's so expensive, for starters.  We have two cats right now and every time they go to the vet it's amazing how much it costs!  I can't imagine paying that for 50 or 60...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Jun 26, 2009

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    For Those Who Need Protection

    Since I was 15, I had began planning this safe haven in my mind.  Ever since that first piece of mail I opened from an animal organization asking for donations. Ya know, after you donate to one charity you are almost automatically put on every mailing list of every charitable...
    smileysue74 smileysue74 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    Wolf Sanctuary

    I chose to move to Alaska from NY to try to educate myself and others about the preciousness of wolves.  But more needs to be done.  One of my dreams and goals is to open a wolf sanctuary here in Alaska so that I know for sure that these animals are in a safe...
    eyeoraven eyeoraven 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Can Only Wealthy People Start Non-profits?

    like many of you, i love all animals. for the past few years and after a few careers already, i have been trying to figure out how to combine my love of animals with a career. the thing that i always come back to is opening a non-profit. when i started researching how to do...
    marvel1313 marvel1313 31-35, F 5 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Australian Native Animals!

    I would love to start a sactuary for Australian Native animals like Kangaroos, wallabies, possums etc. For animals that have been injured or orphaned. I have raised several wallabies and released them into the wild and one into a wildlife park, but it would be lovely to have...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    One Of My Dreams

    If I had the land and the ability to financially support it, I would open an animal sanctuary. It's been a dream of mine to rescue neglected and abused animals since I was a little girl. Maybe some day...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 12, 2011

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    Bless The Beasts

    Today there was a collection at work for the latest mega jackpot lottery. The jackpot is some obscenely enormous amount of money. I kissed away $5 and threw it into the kitty. What would I do if I won a large sum of money? There would be the obvious pay-offs of debt and...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F Aug 8, 2011

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    Life Sanctuary

    i live in baltimore maryland. nearby to historic ellicott city, which back in the day was the home of the east coasts' original mills. now, thier is close to 60 acres of land once used by a textile mill since 1830. of this land, the vast majority is polluted, especially the fact...
    wwolf wwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2009

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    Cat House

    I have always wanted to open a home for cats.  It would be just a huge yard with a large barn like area for the cats to live in.  they would roam around and just be.  People could come and play with them or even adopt them.  I would try and give each one some...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M Jul 29, 2009

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    Our Llama Family Needs Your Help

    My friend has eight llamas and after a dispute over land boarders, she has to rehome them, (hopefully only short term until she can get more land and bring the flock back together again). She's raising money for transportation, vet bills (the man whose land they're on isn't very...
    Cabria Cabria 22-25, F Nov 29, 2012

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    A Dream

    the one thing i have always wanted to do more than anything is to have a big place in the country. With this place I would love to be able to take in any animal that was not wanted so that they could live out their lives happy and loved.  Dogs, Cats, horses, cows, sheep...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    I Want to Help the Animals.

    It makes me so sad that there are so many abused and neglected animals. Cats and dogs that don't get spayed have kittens and puppies, and they're  often left to die. People don't feed their animals and the poor things slowly starve. Other animals are left in horrid...
    Smallbirdie Smallbirdie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    In my teens I briefly did some voluntary work at an animal sanctuary. Though they were a minority compared to the general number of strays and injured wild animals, there were...
    morea morea 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Ireland. I want open minded friends
    pete420 pete420 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Just making sure, isn't smacking/kicking a cat ( or any animal for that matter) considered animal abuse? I have a cat, and I was in my room and I overheard my cat clawing on the...
    GrandGizzard GrandGizzard 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I used to be indifferent to animals. My mom did not allow us to have any, perhaps because she thought she would have to take care of them in the end. My daughter kept asking for...
    kitty69smile kitty69smile 51-55, F 4 hrs ago

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Hey. If anyone shares the same interests that i'm about to post about, feel free to talk to me. :) 1. My name is LisaMarie - but people usually just call me Lisa instead. 2. I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    last night I had the perfect opportunity to have some great sex with a great guy. But, I have heard many rumors of him being married. He may be going thru things, and indeed he may...
    alexalonley alexalonley 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am a spiritual animal The world is a playground of creation and abundance Myth crafting in the basement of the root chakra Inviting cosmic love the fall into the crown...
    tantralad tantralad 22-25, M Jan 17

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    One of my main spirit animals or totem is a Wolf, and wolves are beautiful. As a kid, I really loved huskies and found them really intriguing and they also reminded me of wolves...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I knew I was different. I feel like I have been living a lie for a long time now. My family told me when I was born my eye color was black and I mewed like a cat. No crying just...
    caydiabla caydiabla 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Nature is just amazing and a breath of fresh air but so is the mall haha! And animals.... I love them!!! I just don't understand why other people don't... I mean it's ok if u don...
    Arielle1justsmile Arielle1justsmile 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    As a high school graduate, I would like to say I have a basic understanding of biology. From this knowledge I have acquired, I can confidently say that, yes, I am an animal, and so...
    findmeholdmeisback findmeholdmeisback 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    my son has a love hate for animals really I believe he loves them oh by the way he is five almost six....Anyway we recently adopted a small dog since we live in an apartment and i...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Humans do the irksome thing of calling eachother a pig, dog, chicken etc. (with preferred adjectives tailored to the situation) as a disparaging insult. Unfairly equating other...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Watching animal planet... I want to get a job that involves animals and helping them lol...
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    It's cruel. It's disgusting. It's unholy and accepted too easily. ---------------------------------- Now I get it, you are pissed off at your dog, or your cat, bird, rabbit, horse...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    It makes me sad that people would hurt innocent animals who cant call 911 and cant escape because they're locked in a cage and what are they gonna do. It makes me angry and cry...
    heyilikeyour heyilikeyour 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Yeah, I'll be honest I do sleep with a stuff animal, and that stuff animal is Winnie the Pooh because my grandpa used to call me emepooh and Winnie the Pooh was our thing and I...
    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    During school we were learning about spirit animals in art class and my teacher said they can appear in dreams and you can help by meditating so I tried for three days and it didn...
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Walmart's eye clinic's are not owned by Walmart. They lease their House to different companies underneath the Walmart title. They could choose a person foundation what insurances...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Animals are not toys. They have anger, sadness, happiness, excitement, confusion, romanticness, (I think that's the word) and those other emotions, and attachments. Especially...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I have a serious passion for animals. I would never hit a dog or cat or ANY animal. I am planning on becoming a vegetarian when i am older. It always warns my heart when i see a...
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I remember one time when I saw two guys throwing rocks at a poor dog. I yelled and they stopped, but I still cried for the poor animal. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE! They have feelings too.
    Dari97 Dari97 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I wish law could completely change people about animal cruelty especially those animals who are near to extinct.
    pinkeyes03 pinkeyes03 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    For X-mas, I got a... Hmmm... Err.. Darn it... How is it called again...??? XD Anyway, it's an animal pillow which you put in the microwave to warm it and you sleep with it...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    However, I don't trust people who don't like animals.
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 13 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I slept with my pikachu plushie I got in first grade until starting high school. I slept on and off with a stuffed animal after high school. I started sleep with a stuffed animal...
    GirlyBabyBoy GirlyBabyBoy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I just hate it when people cage a bird ,,,wtf ???? what rights do we have to cage them ,,,,they are born to fly ,,,caging them and providing all rich facilites to them doesnt...
    prgya prgya 18-21, F Jan 2

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    He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. - Immanuel Kant
    jesluken jesluken 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I currently have 59 stuffed animals whoop it might be seen as weird how I collect them when supposedly they are meant for little kids but I don't care. These stuffed animals are...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Jan 13

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    oh man I wont even get going on this but I did read that animal abuse is one of the early signs of a seriel killer. im a animal. I believe if it has a soul vicious or not it...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F Jan 15