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post #31 of 34 Old 01-13-2010, 12:03 PM
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HSUS if you look at the breakdown of their expenses is a very good organization Charity Navigator Rating - The Humane Society of the United States They recieved 4 stars by this charity checker.
I have given to them for years as well as my local and state humane society's I also give to Heifer International, a sustainability group.

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post #32 of 34 Old 01-13-2010, 12:15 PM
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I don't agree with most rescues. I was looking for a cat. I went to the shelter here and picked out a kitten not spayed, I could get that done, fine. Fill out the application and get ready to pay what $25? $90 bucks. $90 bucks for a cat thats not spayed. I got her because I liked her But WOW. I was looking for a cocker spaniel. Went to a cocker spaniel rescue $400+ for an adult dog with problems. Not only that you have to be interrogated. Needless to say I went and bought a puppy. I saw a cocker pup in a shelter spayed shots and I tried to find her a home the adoption fee was like $150. A cocker rescue found out and picked her up and hicked her fee up to $260. They didnt do anything to her and didnt have her more than a couple days.
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post #33 of 34 Old 01-13-2010, 02:44 PM
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That is outrages for an adotion fee. It used to be $20-30 for an adoption and you could take it to your own vet for altering. With adoption fees that high they are really playing to the breeders. I used to raise Scottish Terriers and never asked for more than $350 for a pup. That was registered, wormed, puppy shots and with its first vet check.

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post #34 of 34 Old 01-13-2010, 02:53 PM
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in a way... now im not saying i agree with this BUT it is something to think about.... in a way, i can understand shelters having higher prices than in the past. vet prices have gone up, food, etc. so they should keep the same price when they get a sick litter of pups that need tons of vetting, and give them away from $30 bucks each? shelters DO have to make money to be able to continue operating. the shelter i work at relies on a LOT of donations to be able to keep going. and if we come short the owner pays for it out of pocket. shes not rich by any means, she makes enough to live.... ALSO dont you agree (now this doesnt apply to everyone, but most people) that with a higher price those dogs are less likely to get tossed away again?? if someone had a free dog who was all kinds of trouble they would say "well it was free, get rid of it" but if they PAYED for this dog they may put an effort into fixing its problems.... thats a way i look at it too.... im not saying that applies for all people, a lot of people just dont give a crap if it was free or not, but some do.
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