Monday , 23 January 2017


Belchertown State School

The Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded was established in 1922 in Belchertown, Massachusetts. It became known for inhumane conditions and poor treatment of its patients, and became the target of a series of lawsuits prior to its eventual closing in 1992.

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Woman Turned Her Home into Animal Shelter

Lubov Shumnaya keeps about 200 abandoned cats and dogs in her house in Timashyovsk, Russia. The woman keeps the shelter alone and receives no financial help from the state. The daily chores around the shelter require her to work all day long—Lubov wakes up at 5 a.m. every day and goes to bed late after midnight.

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