Have you considered volunteering at a school for a few hours every day?
I watched an all day Ruby marathon last spring, and I found the show very interesting - especially that she cannot remember anything about her childhood.
funny you should suggest a shelter.
I hear you loud and clear!
In the Zanesville Times Recorder in Ohio a near by town.(If 30 miles is near by closest Big city to me) an elderly couple had 45 dogs and half of them were already dead and the others had eaten some of them as a way to survive because the old couple had been put in a nursing home.