Hi everyone, just a quick question, does anyone know if there are any grants available for starting a shelter? Our local shelters are terrible. they refuse to go on abuse calls or help animals in need unless they are going to be on the evening news. I tried to talk to several people in our town about their dogs that were kept outside, but they wouldn't bring them in and the shelters wouldn't go talk to them and the dogs froze to death. Just last week I helped to rescue a cattle dog that had been abondoned on a farm. The people asked me if I knew anyone who would take the dog and after two days and several phone calls I found a family who was looking for a herding dog for their active fourteen year old boy. I was so glad, The boy and the dog have become best friends. Because of the lack of interest the local shelters have shown, some friends of mine have decided to try and open our shelter. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.