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RE: views on rescues

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Posted by: Tugi at Sun Jul 23 01:32:00 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Tugi ]  
   

Of course a rescue should try and break even.

For every animal I adopt, I charge an adoption fee about 50% market value to cover med expenses. I make $8 an hour and if I didn't break even, I would be forever poor and not able to make rent. You can't keep rescuing if you keep losing huge amounts of money. No good rescue would just hand a reptile over free to the first person who wanted it. For every qualified, knowledgeabl adopter I go through, there's ten people I say no to. If there weren't a set adoption fee, I'd have a lot more jackasses to deal with.

Personally, I don't ship because if it doesn't work out, I want the animal back. If I found a perfect home, I would ship, but that hasn't happened yet.
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