at Sun Feb 19 07:32:53 2006 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by burmaboy ]
Thank you for your response. Actually, reading your response, your rescue is not the type of rescue I have a problem with.
Your fees are reasonable, and I think it's ok if you would want to screen me to see if I'd be a responsible owner.
Where I do have a problem is with a "rescue" that has "adoption fees" that are nearly as much, or as much as retail.
Are they truly a rescue? Or are they a business, trying to turn a profit under the guise "rescue"?
I run an educational business with my animals. I do exhibitions at schools, enrichment programs, scouts...etc.
I am always looking to add animals to my collection. I can certainly give an animal a good home. But when I see adoption fees that are the same as retail, I just go a get the animal I want from a breeder.
Your fees are fine, I know all too well the cost of keeping miltiple animals. I also breed dogs, and know that people are under the impression "you must make a lot of money doing that".
You keep your fees down, hoping that you can place an animal.
When I see fees for common animals over $100, I begin to think,
"this person is just selling the animals".
You are what I would consider a true rescue. Some others I have seen here, I would not.
Please note, this is my opinion. And you know what they say about opinions.
But if the rescue is truly wanting to place an animal, the high fees really are'nt the way to go.
A prospective home will pass you by. And the animal is still not place.
High adoption fees, and nobody wins.
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