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RE: I just want to say thanks

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Posted by: GrotesqueBurgess at Tue Jul 24 19:52:03 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by GrotesqueBurgess ]  
   

I am shocked that the poster of this post can not see that if you charge nothing or too significantly below the retail price of an animal, the main people who will be wanting the animal are people looking for good deals. They aren't the people who did a bunch of research and decided on a specific kind of pet and then once realizing how many of that type of pet are discarded, decided to adopt from a rescue.

Why on earth would a rescue want to spend tons of money, tons of time, and tons of energy getting a pet healthy and adoptable just to give it to someone who's lack of care and knowledge is going to end up killing that pet or sending it back into a rescue?

A person who is willing to pay a decent price for a pet is much more likely to be willing to pay for all the things that pet needs.

Look at iguanas and anoles for example... they dont cost a lot, so people get them and dont bother to spend money setting them up correctly, and they get into their brains that the pet isnt worth vet care because it didn't cost but a few dollars.

Also, doctors choose to be doctors, but they still charge. Your reasoning is illogical. A rescuer chooses to rescue, but if they dont charge, they wont be rescuing for very long.

I could see the looks I woulld get if I went up to a restaurant and told them, "I want a steak for free. Yes, I know you bought the steak, cooked the steak, and opened a diner to allow people to eat the steak... but that was all your choice, so you have no right to charge me for it."

Just my little rantings.




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~Sara~
1.2 ball pythons (Scorpio, Dayzee, and Satan)
1.0 Black-lined plated lizard (Lizzy Butt)
0.1 Burmese Python (Pixil)
1.0 Pacman Frog (Pudge)
5.2 Pet Rats (Emo, Skye, Siam, Lilac, Manson, Spade, and Zilk)
1.1 Dogs (Ozzie and Mandy)
0.1 Cat (Isis)
0.0.1 Synodontis Catfish (Big Spotty Fish)
0.2 Convict Cichlids
0.0.2 Crayfish


   

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