posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 09:28 PM
I agree with what other members have said in this thread....it's insane the amount of hoops you need to jump through and how expensive it is to adopt
a pet, especially since the majority are "put to sleep" anyways.
We have two dogs and two cats, all rescued animals, the newest little boy kitty I found abandoned in a parking lot. I was amazed at the amount of
paperwork and questions we had to answer the last time we adopted a dog from the animal shelter, it took over a week for them to "accept" us and to
bring our girl home. I don't remember the exact cost, but I know it was over $100 dollars., that was 10 yrs. ago and Bonnie is still with us.
I absolutely agree that a pet is big responsibility, we love our animal babies, they are members of our family. I just find it rather disingenuous
that many of these " business's" make it so hard to adopt an animal, yet put such a high % down.
If the true intent was to save animals, any animal that is slated to be put down should be given away free, but they don't do that because the
animals have become a commodity.....it kind of reminds me of when I worked in a grocery store years ago, they would throw away sooo much perfectly
good food, baked goods especially, rather then give it to charity or even employees...company policy....you could get fired if you took home a day old
cake you were asked to throw in the trash....very wasteful.....
I know animals are an entirely different thing then food, but just seems to me if one day a month they had a day you could adopt animals for free that
they planned to put down anyways, alot more animals would find homes. Sadly, I guess "buisness is buisness"....very sad......