There's no question that in today's tough economic climate, many worthy causes are facing trouble.
After it was broken into by a drunk man, the country's only cage-free, no-kill animal shelter, The Saint Francis Animal Rescue Center, has gone into tailspin and needs your help:
Now, with almost no volunteers and two staff members, the shelter might have to consider permanently closing its bashed-in doors.
"It's just been horrible," said shelter director Charlene Rodriguez. "My assistant and I have been using our own funds, and I don't mean trust funds, but as in paycheck to paycheck.
"It's been extremely difficult."
According to Amy Lieberman of ZooToo Pet News, you can donate to the Saint Francis Animal Rescue Center through their paypal email of StFrancisAnimalRescue@yahoo.com.