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I Want to Open An Animal Sanctuary

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 119 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It happens in several different ways, but I've never been offended. When I'm carrying stuff and don't have a free hand, I'm really grateful. When it happens casually, I'm OK...
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    Feeling sarcastic with a touch of smartassery added. Dogs are mans best friend and girls best friends too. Yeah there are so real sick "f'rs" out there. Who abuse our charished...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I appreciate it. Unless he seems irritated or in a rush. Then I feel like I have to rush. In that situation I'd rather just open my own door.
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    So lets see: 1 I am a very curious person 2 I love everything about science 3 i am an atheist 4 my favorite scientist is Nikola Tesla 5 i am not a very patient person 6 i...
    truthlibertyprogress truthlibertyprogress 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    Want to make friends/connections? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    But I'm tough and blunt in my responses. I will sound sarcastic. I will hold you to a certain standard and then push you uncomfortably further. But I have good intentions. This was...
    Hanna8393 Hanna8393 31-35, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My normal anyway. My normal is a bit unpredictable and I generally feel comfortable with it being that way. That said, I have created many accounts on different social sites that...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I loooove animals!! Dogs, cows, llamas, manatees, whales, etc!! I think animals are amazing and spectacular!!! There are of course some animals, reptiles, insects that scare me and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 34 Responses 1 day ago

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    For all my friends out there, whether omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, or otherwise. This isn't a tirade about how anyone should eat- that is an entirely personal decision...
    disastercupcake disastercupcake 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    its not right to harm an animal in any way. harming a animal is like harming a human. dont be cruel to any animal. they need love not not harm..
    jenna66spinder jenna66spinder 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sleep with not just one, but about 6-10 of them at a time. They placate my loneliness, as pathetic as I might sound. It is expected of me to have left the habit of sleeping with...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION A DYNAMO OF LIFE FOR YOUR BODY Romans 8:11 (NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    https://youtu.be/lcfUdNfb808 THIS IS ONE THE MOST INCREDIBLE ANIMAL RESCUE/RECOVERY VIDEOS YOU WILL EVER SEEN! LOVE KINDESS AND COMPASSION SAVED THIS POOR DOGS LIFE! I...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to be Sportacus from the TV show LazyTown. He's the domestic above-average superhero. He helped the mayor with Bessie's lawn work, he had Ziggy to spit out gum into his hand...
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    https://youtu.be/ZADpco6Zn9I THIS SONG IS CALLED (THE REASON) by the band Hoobastank I would like to dedicate this song to all the animals who are suffering in the world being sent...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F a week ago

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    it hurts me whenever i see people being mean to animal because they're weak. i wish government would start taking more attention to help them and i'd be more than willing to help...
    meslm meslm 18-21, F a week ago

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    1. I do not believe I will finish this. 2. I am 5'2" AND THREE QUARTERS. 3. I really speak out when something feels wrong to me. 4. I'm an 'INFJ' 5. I believe looking at the world...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Blackfish. It's the title of a film exposing the horrors and animal cruelty within Sea world. I'd recommend anyone to watch it. Sea World is a torture place for animals but in...
    HelloBlueBeauty HelloBlueBeauty 16-17, F 9 Responses Feb 1

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    I TEND TOWARDS THE SHY MORE THAN THE OUTGOING. Same when I chose our first dog 14 years ago. I am fundamentally a shy and ritiring man that just prefers living on the outskirts of...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 1

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    Animals ar cool to watch... Some animals are tasty too.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I agree completely except for one key difference that makes animals better than people in a very important way: an animal would never intentionally hurt a person, neither...
    Watchmeplayme Watchmeplayme 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    There's no greater feeling than after being at work and away from home for over 13 hours a day, you are greeted with excitement from ones fur babies. I absolutely adore my pets...
    Letitgo83 Letitgo83 31-35, M Jan 29

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    Although years have gone by ,i will always remember my art teacher in school.im going to refer to him as John. When i was at secondary school i hadnt been there long when i...
    thetideisturning000 thetideisturning000 36-40, F Jan 27

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    1. I am 18 years old. 2. I really like the colours pink and mint green. 3. My favourite seasons are Autumn and Winter. 4. I pretty much have all the symptoms of Social Anxiety but...
    emjm013 emjm013 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I love to be dominated , used and humiliated by a lady , just use me as you want , open minded into different things except red or brown stuff
    Sami1976 Sami1976 36-40, M Jan 27

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