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I Don't Give to Animal Causes

"I don’t give to animal causes. "   This is one of those statements that I completely understand and respect.   People have every right to give as they see fit and I am just thankful that people give at all in this economy.   But, and you knew there had to be a but, I don’t see us as just animals.    We do far more than just help animals and I would say 90% of the time there is a person involved that we are helping as well.    Let me give you a great example.   An older woman called us because she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and it was time for her to figure out a place to bring her 4 dogs.   Soon she is heading to an assisted living situation and could not take them.   She loved them like they were her children because to her they were.   They were her whole life, a reason to get up in the morning.  Today, she brought them in to the shelter.   We started the intake of the dogs at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm she was still at the shelter giving them attention, afra