AR-News: RFI: "Fee too high to rescue a shelter dog"
KarenDawn at DawnWatch.com
Wed Feb 25 08:17:20 EST 2004
Hi all, I am posting this on behalf of Jane Marchand. I did not have an
answer for her -- not my area of expertise -- but I thought somebody on this
From: Jane Marchand [mailto:marchand at ptd.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:53 PM
To: KarenDawn at dawnwatch.com
Subject: "Fee to high to rescue a shelter dog"
Need some advice. This letter appeared in my local newspaper's letter to
the editor. I'd like to email a letter pointing out the reasons why fee or
donations are necessary. Where can I get help with all the various reasons
& statistics. I checked your site but maybe I missed it.
Fee too high to rescue a shelter dog
Editor, the Record:
After the loss of my dog not too long ago, I decided it was time to give
another dog a good home. When I inquired about adopting again through the
SPCA in Stroudsburg, I found that the fee was $75.
I find this outrageous to charge this much money to save a dog from
being destroyed. I thought there had to be some compassion for helpless
animals that involved the shelters and the vets.
Obviously not. It is just business as usual. I suppose destroying the
animal is a priority rather than finding them a good home.
I also thought the SPCA were initials for the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals. Again I find my thinking wrong.
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