So, several angels have stolen my heart. I currently house many "rescue" pets & find permanent homes for them as it is - I am thinking of making it a "non profit" business. I am not looking to make a quick buck, but I would like to expand. There have been many animals that I have seen that I couldnt possibly take on at the moment, due to space restrictions that are sent to the local animal shelter. Although there is nothing WRONG with our shelters, they ARE overpopulated & many of these animals won't have a chance. They will not be worked with, taught obedience, and will just be "wild animals in a cage" and NO ONE will go to the pound to pick out a full grown pit bull or boxer if it's not been worked with. So far I've placed a cat, a boxer and I'm currently training a 1 y/o pit for a new family. When these animals leave here, they are housebroken, leash trained, obedience trained, play well with kids and other animals.
There is a place here in Boise, Idaho that is a cageless, no-kill animal shelter called Simply Cats. http://www.simplycats.org/
They started off similarly and have grown into a great business. I have donated to them for the past 4 years. I would love the opportunity to take more animals, but my dh won't allow me. So I pay $75 a year to take care of one cat. It makes me happy and I won't get kicked out of the house if I brought another cat home.
Please check out their website and call them for their success story! I am so proud that you want to do this too!
Answer by sonnalynn at 2:22 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by MunchiesMom324 at 2:19 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by aly38914290 at 2:19 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Answer by IraqiVetWife at 3:10 PM on Mar. 28, 2010
Look into grants. http://www.donorsforum.org/ is a good resource
Answer by rkoloms at 6:43 AM on Mar. 29, 2010
Answer by ericadorsey83 at 8:19 AM on Mar. 29, 2010