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I Want to Open An Animal Sanctuary

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This is actually 150 things about me. This was made by Nathan something from tumblr "150 cute questions" 1. Who was the last person you held hands with? -no one? 2. Are you...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I'm not even kidding a little bit. I watched a turkey walking down my road once while on the phone with my at-the-time boyfriend. I jokingly told my boyfriend that I had to go...
    Cindell Cindell 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Omg animals are the cutest things that god created. I can't enough of them(: in fact my two kitties are sleeping on me right meowww! Aww sooo cuteee (;
    Kaymgraves1994 Kaymgraves1994 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Animals are like humans. People think they can kick, kill and hunt animals when they feel like it. God made these creatures and is our job to protect them, not treat them like...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F Jul 23

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    When I was a child, I had read a horror story of some kids in Japan, kidnapping and dissecting a man purely out of curiousity. "based on a true story" it said. It seemed believable...
    Catwheezle Catwheezle 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yes I do, I love people but too much is just too much, they say sharing is caring but I don't firmly believe this not with how many people there are. I am more of an intimate...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I CAN NOT BELIEVE! me and my dad we were walking as we always do on Sundays, always happy and well. Here are a few bins, that when people lay there trash that has a certain...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F Jul 27

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    50 Random facts about myself ^_^ lol instead of 20! 1~ I'm a gamer girl. 2~ I'm kind of a Tom boy. 3~ I've been to 35 concerts in 2 years. 4~ I love hardcore music. 5~ I love...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F Jul 27

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    Every day that I have no contact with my crush, I'm going to upload a song. :-)"Animal Instinct" by the CranberriesSuddenly something has happened to meAs I was having my cup of...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    (continued from part four...)She began to descent the stairs, her hands firmly pressed on the bottom of her belly, the babies still kicking. She knew that it was only a matter of...
    ChloePawson ChloePawson 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am going to tell the following little story, just in case there are other people out there who, like me, didn’t realize quite how many pets animal rescue centres have to deal...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Well here it goes 1. My name is Krystal 2. I'm a lonely child 3. I live with my mum 4. I see my dad once a month 5. I have a dog 6. My dogs names is Boo 7. I have two...
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Watched a movie. Felt good. Got done. Looked around. Realized am trapped. Cant go dig Or visit. Began cleaning. Got no way to remove it all. Because staff...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 3

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    I hate drama and how it brings me down. I am feeling super horrible now. I'm so tires of being guilted. Wish there were people who understood the real me. Books and the library are...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 3

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    It's funny how people always think humans are the bane of all evil, while every other animal species is oh so peaceful and harmless. Today I want to educate you that that...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    UGH i hate that the only con i can seem to find of neutering your cat is weight gain wtf and they list disease prevention as a pro? I HATE HUMANS AND ILL REPEAT IT EVERY DAY my...
    JasperBeauclair JasperBeauclair 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    -I doubt ill reach 50.. things or years. -I will try to make this honest because most of my posts are jokes and do not always reflect who I am -I joke about having a bf and i joke...
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F Aug 12

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    No sanctuary from jerks. Who rule everything. But that deprives pals of me. So i live for my pals. And hope society begins to care more.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I'm 100% to support animal. Animal can't speak for them self and I'm sure they do not do any harm to anyone. I'm sick how people in this world treating the animal. God created...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being open minded? I really don't buy into the I'm open mind bunch. I'm open to new ideas that could help others out as a whole. Make things better for everyone, not just a few...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Doing this for fun (: lol 1. I hate dancing (i find it awkward and uncomfortable) 2. I love wearing red lipstick. I have about 5 tubes of them. 3. Favorite colors: black & blue 4...
    ThatIsMahoganyy ThatIsMahoganyy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    This is the new and improved version of this story. I would have just edited the existing one, but it constantly set off the wonderful EP filters for some reason. I have thought on...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 30

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    It's terrible because people are literally putting another life in pain for no reason. Those animals didn't do anything to you, so there's no reason to sit and beat/starve them. It...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    [ x] smoked a cigar [ x] smoked a cigarette [ x] kissed a member of the same sex [x ] are/been in love [ x] dumped someone [x ]been in a fist fight [ ]had a crush on an older...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Aug 7

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    Animal and Nature lover!They are living things! It's part of us and around us! Without animals and nature we wouldn't be here!It's all natural and not man made which is the best...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    If I see an animal that is stray I wi gladly take it and take care of it. I love dogs cats any kind of animal..I'm an animal lover. I wish to work as a Animal Doctor(:..I always...
    Bbygrlnene Bbygrlnene 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Some Trivia About Me 1. Name? Not ‘Mirrored1’ 2. Male or female? Uh…… really? 3. Were you named after anyone? A great uncle 4. Does your name mean anything? My real...
    Mirrored1 Mirrored1 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been married for 12 years to a younger woman. I provided for her but she was bored and had several affairs and even got pregnant from one of them. Our 9 year old is not...
    ShesGoneNJ ShesGoneNJ 51-55, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Want to help animals💕 I lost my dog a long time ago and I can't watch any thing on the TV about animal abuse and want to help it soon
    rosieCon rosieCon 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Hello! Just added a few vegan experiences so to meet some new people I will post this on them all :) I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan since January this year (2014) I...
    NjVgVrgo NjVgVrgo 22-25, F Aug 11

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    1. Name? Me 2. Male or female? Female 3. Were you named after anyone? An Actress 4. Does your name mean anything? It's a Russian baby name apparently 5. Nick Names...
    Ifilayhere Ifilayhere 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Why did I choose the "Deathstalker Scorpion", to be my user name? No, I am not a Scorpio (I'm a Pisces for the record), a lot of people think that I am a Scorpio, especially when...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wasn't always an animal lover. When I was a kid, I prefer cats, turtles, horses and rabbits and hated dogs. I had bad experience with dogs. As I got older, I started to...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I had a lot of stuff animals when I was a kid. My favorite was Simba til my cousin's mutt destroyed it. My older sister gave away all my toys to good will. Right now, I have seven...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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