Tim liked going to the zoo. One day his mother said:
“We’re going to a different place today, Tim. It’s an animal shelter. I’m sure you ___WILL_LIKE___ it.”
The place was much ___SMALLER___ than a zoo, but clean and well kept. There were volunteers in special uniforms. One of them showed Tim and his mum round the shelter. Lots of animals ___WERE_KEPT___ there. Cats and dogs made up most of the population, but there were also horses, monkeys, ___FOXES___ and other animals. Each of the animals had its own story written on a sign next to its cage or enclosure. All the stories were sad – the animals had either been abandoned by ___THEIR___ owners or saved by the animal police from cruel treatment.
‘If people ___WERE___ more responsible for their pets, we wouldn’t have so much work here,” the volunteer remarked.
“But unfortunately some people ___DO_NOT_UNDERSTAND___ that animals are not toys.”
Tim’s mother thanked the volunteer and ___MADE___ a donation. Shelters always needed money to pay for the animals’ food and medical care. On the way home Tim told his mother that he ___WANTED___ to go to the shelter again, not only to watch but also to help the volunteers.