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I Want to Open An Animal Sanctuary

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had a gf who lives 300 miles away from me. I could only meet her once or twice a year (during her birthday or mine). So each time I wanted to make it special. One time I though...
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm a 23 year old guy, from the UK and pretty new to this. It feels like people are really open about what they like here so I thought I would give it a try.. I really love girls...
    topdawg0101 topdawg0101 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I hope u enjoy my story, and if u reply I show u part 2!!! Saturday 1:00 afternoon Bew! Bew! “Yah, take that sucker!” I screamed at the screen while...
    justwantagirlfriend justwantagirlfriend 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    1. my name is Amy. 2. I'm a Leo. 3. I'm an only child. 4. my favourite colour is never the same. 5. My favourite flowers are pink tulips, pink roses and hibiscus. 6. i have...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Animals love you because they want to, they never have a side to it or lie to you. They're undemanding, loving company.
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't keep animals as pets. I'm allergic to allotta fur. but I like encounter with animals outside that I recognize. The neighbor has a dog I get along with. Or theres a crow...
    wordsonascreen wordsonascreen 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As a vegan, animal cruelty really sickens me. I truly believe that animals are more intelligent than we think they are, but even if they are not, I still love them and believe they...
    TheCosmos1 TheCosmos1 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Growing up on a farm, animals have perhaps been closer to me than the majority. Maybe a somewhat different relationship to animals than what others have. Many of ours havent been...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Animals are easier and they don't hurt you, unless their visious, but what I'm saying is that they're easier to get along with and love and yeah. I guess I've always been an animal...
    Kayla429 Kayla429 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Cecil the lion has been murdered by the man in this video. a dentist located in MN. He has been known to have a hobby of trophy hunting. Hunting animals then hanging their heads on...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to be a vegan because I cannot deny that dairy is produced unethically and that animals suffer incredibly so I can have my cheese pizza. The right thing to do would not be...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    One day, I badly wanted to know who helped to guide me through life, so I laid down, & asked for my spirit animal to please show him/herself. I fell asleep & I dreamed of an open...
    CheyenneShands CheyenneShands 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    1.) Abusive people (men or women). 2.) Heavy metal music. It might make my ears bleed and/or ring for days on end. 3.) Lima beans. They are gross. 4.) Garbanzo beans. Same reason...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Someone sent me the pic above. I remember going to my city's zoo and see the simios in a cage. Don't think they were big cages, no...on the contrary. I can remember that when...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Like a normal, logic-using person, when I got extremely bored at four in the morning, instead of sleeping, I creating a very long, extensive list of the many, many songs I enjoy...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I guess these series are known by many of you but I want to recomened them. One is called Bondi Vet. They are two vets in Australia who make the impossible to solve and help...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    So I just found out I am a wolf.... Holyfuckingshit!! Lol. I have been obsessed with wolves my entire life and now I find out my Celtic Animal Sign is a wolf. Unbelievable. I just...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1) Name: Alice 2) Male/Female: Female 3) Were you named after anyone? Nope, not that I know of. 4) Does your name mean anything? I think it means "noble" and is of German...
    stuckinthislabyrinth stuckinthislabyrinth 16-17, F Jul 25

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    My spirit totem is the Bald Eagle! Test taken from: http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Pets/Quiz/Animal-Totems.aspx "In early Christianity the eagle was seen as a symbol of...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 25

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    1~ My name is Dallon. 2~ I love Frank Sinatra, Twenty One Pilots and Panic! At The Disco. 3~ I am bisexual. Despite popular belief, I am not curious. I am bi. 4~ I am also open...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    Someday, I defiantly want to make a difference in the lives of animals.
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I feel like my true nature has been suppressed over years of conditioning by my parents and society. I feel like there is an intense frustration and fear at the core of my being...
    ThisAnimalIsFree ThisAnimalIsFree 22-25, M Jul 23

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    My neighbors have a very small Pomeranian mix. Her previous owners were teenage boys who abused her. Now, she won't let anyone touch her, she is constantly shaking, and she walks...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Okay I am ready to apply for shelter status. It began when a pregnant mama cat showed up looking for food in the winter. I fed her...and we got a cat. And then we got seven kittens...
    slowman0000 slowman0000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Through out my life, there have been plenty of people who I just never got along with. For no particular reason we just disliked each other. Because of this, I used to ask myself...
    Katrinathasunflower Katrinathasunflower 18-21, F Jul 22

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    1. God 2. Love 3. Loving others 4. A roof over my head 5. Music 6. Thunderstorms 7. Stuffed animals 8. Quilts 9. Poetry 10. Photography 11. My parents 12. Coffee 13. Internet 14...
    Silent711 Silent711 26-30, F Jul 22

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    I hate when people use animals for testing, I mean how is that even fair. I think people should stop using animals to test. I don't think its fair I mean if people really wanna see...
    kelseypalmer08 kelseypalmer08 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Hi, everybody.I currently am utterly devastated and I am reaching out in hopes that someone may be able to help me. About a year and a half ago I ended up getting a bunny, and...
    almars almars 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    100 More (: 1. Chocolate 2. Inventing 3. Kickboxing 4. Winning 5. Beautiful Scenery 6. Wild animals 7. Watching Charmed 8. Listening to classical music 9. Flying with angels 10...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Jul 20

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