I know, thats so terrible, but I think they have no other choice usually. Ths shelter is different because people donate enough money to keep it that way. Also Fostering animals helps hugely. Fostering is when you take in a shelter animal to live with you, it clears space at the shelter and it is also much better for them to be in a house with people and other pets. I wanted to foster 2 cats over the holidays but I probably cant at this point.
Only if all or most of the animals are adopted and/or in Foster care. You see, the shelter is a no-kill shelter, which is good because they keep the animals until they are adopted. There have been a ton of adoptions this month, so thats great.
I usually pick a theme that interests me and go from there. I dont join that many just ones that look really unique and interesting. There's a thread in the War Room that lists the games that are going on and also people post about what games they are going to host. Theres that thread and also this might be worth reading as well.