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Posted by: rugbyman2000 at Wed Aug 9 20:18:56 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rugbyman2000 ]  
   

Number one reason rescues need to use adoption fees: "Free to Good Home" attracts terrible homes! What kind of applicants do you think rescues would get if they advertised "FREE REPTILES! Come and get 'em!!!" We charge adoption fees on most of our reptile adoptions and we still get a slew of applications we have to throw out. Can you imagine how much worse it would be if everything was FREE?

I know a lot of people are quick to criticize reptile rescues. To these critics, I ask that you would please understand that rescues are fighting a losing battle before they even get started. We take stuff in when nobody else will. We're often the last chance reptiles have before being put down, or released in the wild. We are doing our best with whatever limited resources we have. I don't know if it will ever be an ideal situation...probably not. Rescues are made up of a handful of people who are trying to fix the problems caused by thousands of people who were too irresponsible to keep their pets. We're outnumbered, yes. But that's no reason to give up.

If you think you could help a rescue do better, consider volunteering at one.
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Jesse Rothacker
Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary

www.forgottenfriend.org

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