Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
I rescue animals and sometimes, I have to pay a fee for the animal - whether it's to reimburse for travel fees or a medical treatment that my transporter didn't count on and shouldn't be expected to pay from their own pocket. They were doing me a favor and it shouldn't be their responsibility to foot the bill for an unexpected illness. Buying an animal out of desire and calling it a rescue is wrong.
Rescue is taking on an animal that, otherwise, had no other options. Rescue is giving a safe home to an animal that has been starved, neglected or abused. Rescue animals are one stop away from death, be it euthanasia or not. Many times, I am the animal's last hope for a safe, forever home. THAT is rescue.