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Posted by: burmaboy at Sun Feb 12 15:48:56 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by burmaboy ]  
   

As I search all the ads, and forums on KS, I can't help but wonder...what good does a rescue service do, if their adoption costs are as much as buying an animal from a breeder or a pet shop?
I live near a "rescue" that advertises here, and the way I see it, their adoption costs are the same as buying an animal.
Is this really a rescue? Or just a pet seller going under the name rescue to make a profit.
I would love to adopt some animals, but the adoption costs make it out of the question.
I do educational shows with my animals for schools, scouts, etc, so I can use any animal. And I'm more than able to give them a home,but at the prices I've seen for rescues,
I'd just as soon buy the exact animal I want from a breeder at maybe just a little more than this rescue.
I personally have placed many animals with families that want them, and more than one wildlife education group ( Audubon Society usually ) has received my animals for educational use.
So why so much for adoption fes?
I've no problem with nomimal fees, but when the cost is the same as a pet shop, perhaps it is time to change the name from rescue to re-seller?
At high costs,I'm sure it becomes difficult to place an animal.
Am I the only one that feels this way?
Ok...I've vented, and rambled long enough.
Any ideas, or input on this from others?


   

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