Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

Someone help...serious answers only

Me and my friend really want to start this rescue, Ive asking people what they thought and most said I should just help the shelter in my community but their a kill center and I cant be around people like that...my dad basically said not a lot of people will donate, ill have no space to put the dogs and that I should just help other shelters here. Right now I feel like crying because I cant find anyone to help except a few friends. Any comments or ideas about what I can do? because I still want to do this.

Report as

Well you sound young.. .you're probably too young to start a rescue. Just volunteer at your local animal shelter. You don't have to be there when they put an animal down. And I can guarantee that those animals that have to get put down in shelters really do have to get put down. And they die peacefully. I'm an animal lover and I've seen shelter dogs get put down, I know it's for the best so they can make more space for other dogs to get a chance to get adopted.

Helpful (6) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (5)
Report as
eevvee that is very kind of you to say. Sad fact is that 70% of animals sent to a shelter get euthanized. On average an animal has 72 hours since the time that he arrived to the shelter to get adopted, otherwise he will get euthanized. This facts make me very sad, and I wish people would just fix their pets, but the lure of a puppy or a kitten is too much for some people to resist and once the puppy/kitten grows up they loose their cuteness and they get abandoned or sent to the shelter, which is pretty much a death ticket.
Report as
eevvee, why do you always answer and comment on questions in a negative way? when I said serious answers only that meant only answers that were actually going help me.
Report as
wait, you meant that comment for me right? because eevvee was not being negative, I was. Unfortunately, I don't have an answer that can help you that is why I made the comment instead of an answer. Sorry Kiddo.
Report as
nope it was meant for her
Report as
this is real life, you'll have to face it sooner or later..
Report as
Add a comment...

go to store and hang up sign or even put it in the news paper saying why you need help

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Thanks, seems like your the only one that commented in a positive way
Report as
Add a comment...

I'm an animal lover myself so I think your heart is in the right place but starting your own shelter is very expensive and trying your best to help animals from your local shelter may be you best option maybe you can try to start your own website where you can collect even small donations that you can use in different ways to spread the word about being a responsible pet owner and help adopt out animals already in the shelter

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
the shelter where I live kills animals even tho they have plenty of space and most the animals don't even have anything wrong with them.
Report as
That's very sad
Report as
Add a comment...

That real nice of you to try and do this but idk if this can be done. There are so many unwanted cats and dogs. Finding people to adopt pets is real hard . There are more animals than willing people out there. You at best can save some of them by finding homes but it will take all of your time . Im sorry there isn't some way to help you solve that problem but there it is

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
it doesn't matter if their adopted or not because they'll be part of the rescue's family.
Report as
You will need a place that is big enough to house all if the animals that come in daily. Then to find sponsors to help pay for feeding shots and clean up.
Report as
Add a comment...

even if the shelter near you puts animals down, it doesn't mean that the animals don't still need your help and love& affection and attention while they are stuck there hoping to get adopted. volunteers help walk the dogs, bathe them etc... yes you will get attatched to some of the animals and it will hurt if they don't find a home and end up having to be put to sleep..but believe me when i say no one likes that outcome. most of the people working there have big hearts and are animal lovers too. volunteer

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

What I would do is save money and earn it and stuff and make charities to raise money then go and buy a small building could be like a small house or something that as a few acres of land then once u buy it raise more money or with the extras if you have a lot leftover by kennels and fences and stuff like that and set it all up and then open it up and bring in cats and dogs and take care of then and find them loving homes and then after business starts to really come in then expand your building or buy a new one so u have enough room to rescue animals and just to say kill shelters are sad and I love animals especially dogs and horses but it's kinda good they have them because there are too many dogs and cats in this world and that's y so many of them die because they don't get enough food or water or sometimes wen people have to many or don't have the time or dedication to take care of them they die and atleast in a kill shelter it is fast and not painful but when there starving or abandon they are in pain and that's the same with horses even tho I love them it's good they have horse slaughters so there aren't to many in this world but it is sad that they get tortured and that's the reason they even have kill shelters because there are to many cats and dogs so they don't have enough room in there kennels so they have to kill them

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

How can you be sure they don't have some good reasons for putting them down, such as disease? I'm sure that's the case more often than you realize, especially in strays.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I agree, you should volunteer at the animal shelter and try to find homes for as many as possible. I don't know if you would be allowed to give them baths or not, but that might help with adoption.
I'm an animal lover, too. We live in the country so people are always dumping cats and dogs. I guess they think starving or freezing an animal to death is better than taking it to a place where it has a chance to be adopted or gently put to sleep. I have 4 cats that are not mine, but I feed them when they come around and have them neutered or spayed when I can catch them.There are way too many strays.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Don't let anyone tell you it's not possible. Just because they couldn't do it, doesn't mean you couldn't. I started working for a cat shelter at 13, and within a year or two, I was running the day-to-day activities as well as fundraising. It will become your life, though. First, do research, lots. Laws, zoning, what you have to do to be nonprofit both in your state and city/county. Then you're going to need to fund raise. Be prepared to sacrifice every weekend, most nights, and pretty much any free time in between if you're serious about this. You will need to do a lot of footwork to get your word out and get donations to get started, also get some more volunteers hopefully. You're going to need to be out places in person fundraising, and have an online presence.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
If you want more info, email me at Alabuja217 at g mail dot com. I would love to discuss this with you.
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer