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Does your SPCA charge you to adopt a pet?

Sister Jean 2012/01/17 23:15:27
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  • Pele Emerging 2012/01/18 00:13:22
    yes
    Pele Emerging
    +3
    I adopted my orange boy, Huckleberry from the ASPCA No Kill shelter locally. What I paid to adopt him was about what it would have cost me to neuter him. The poor guy had been born on the shelter and lived there until he was over 8 months old. I was happy to pay for the good care they'd given him, until my meowy friend found his forever home.

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  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/01/18 15:55:37
    None of the above
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    Lately the shelter I volunteer at often waves the fees on adult animals, they just want them adopted, but kittens and pups cost..they want the adults adopted first!
  • Dar 2012/01/18 11:16:51
    None of the above
    Dar
    +1
    Yes and No. Our local SPCA often has free adoption days.
  • Vyvyan 2012/01/18 07:59:32
    yes
    Vyvyan
    +1
    We're looking to adopt a cat from our local SPCA. They charge 100 euros for a kitten and 70 euros for an adult cat. Both charges include vaccines, anthelmintics and spaying/neutering if this has not been performed yet.
  • Deleting Account 2012/01/18 07:19:12
  • cjd 2012/01/18 03:07:36
    yes
    cjd
  • Just me ♥ 2012/01/18 02:36:56
    yes
    Just me ♥
    +2
    I've gotten all of our dogs from the Humane Society. They have been great members of our family and I find that they are very grateful to be adopted. I think I paid $125 for adoption and neutering fees which I think is a fair price. If you think about it, most kennels will charge you $10 a day to board your dog while you are on vacation.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/01/18 02:29:24
    yes
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +2
    Over $100 to adopt and then you have to have them spade or neutered and taken to the vet within 7 days. I adopted a dog for my son a couple of years ago and paid for all those expenses because I wanted him to have a dog and I care about the Humane Society. I just wish the costs weren't quite so high. I would like to adopt again.
  • killernick~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/18 01:14:24
    yes
    killernick~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    My spider plant that has lots of babies and I over winter the plant

    my spider plant
  • killern... killern... 2012/01/18 01:15:53
    killernick~PWCM~JLA
    Ooops sorry wrong question
  • EpicStalkerCrayon 2012/01/18 01:08:54
    yes
    EpicStalkerCrayon
    +1
    Yes, and I don't think there is anything wrong with that. They took care of this animal while you were lolliegaging to decide you acutally wanted a pet.
  • FencerCat 2012/01/18 01:05:11
    None of the above
    FencerCat
    +1
    I'm not sure. I know they ask for a donation, but I'm not sure whether or not they charge for the neutering (they won't let you have a pet without that.)
  • Barbara 2012/01/18 00:56:36
    yes
    Barbara
    +1
    They do, and I don't mind paying a fee to help them with their costs. Most of my pets have just sort of shown up, so I haven't had to pay any fee for mine, except one dog who I adopted from a pet rescue organization.
  • Piper 2012/01/18 00:40:00
    yes
    Piper
    +1
    Yes, as do most rescue organizations. If a person can't afford the adoption fee of an animal that has already been cared for and spayed or neutered, they probably can't afford that animal's vet care and other needs either.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2012/01/18 00:38:19
    yes
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +1
    It costs money to house, feed, vaccinate. You're still getting a great deal because you (usually) get a fully vetted friend. Call a vet and see what it would cost for all that.
  • Sister ... Peewee ... 2012/01/18 00:38:52
    Sister Jean
    +1
    mine was not spayed
  • Peewee ... Sister ... 2012/01/18 00:59:19
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    Thankfully MI has a law that all pets adopted from shelters will be s/n. Most do, some don't but give you a voucher for a discount and 30 days to get it done.
  • ScoutLdr 2012/01/18 00:25:22
    yes
    ScoutLdr
    +1
    Yes, they do but they are a no kill shelter. So any fees are worth every penny.
  • Pele Emerging 2012/01/18 00:13:22
    yes
    Pele Emerging
    +3
    I adopted my orange boy, Huckleberry from the ASPCA No Kill shelter locally. What I paid to adopt him was about what it would have cost me to neuter him. The poor guy had been born on the shelter and lived there until he was over 8 months old. I was happy to pay for the good care they'd given him, until my meowy friend found his forever home.
  • Doug King 2012/01/18 00:03:31
    yes
    Doug King
    +3
    about $100 to adopt a dog.
  • rocat 2012/01/17 23:39:02
    yes
    rocat
    +3
    they not only wanted to chasrge...

    they put us thru such a ridiculous scrutiny...

    we finally went elsewhere...

    and for $75...
    bought the perfect siamese mix-
    best cat ever...

    if he were not asleep under the comforter-
    i would let him tell you himself ...
    just how wonderful he is-

    they wanted our other cats medical records...
    cmon'...

    one would think we were abusers ...
    trying to adopt a child-

    end result ...
    they got nothing...
    nothing...
    and failed to place a cat in a purrfectly perfect home-

    total fail-

    and bad pr...
    as i recommend them to no one-
  • Sister ... rocat 2012/01/17 23:58:22
    Sister Jean
    TMI
  • rocat Sister ... 2012/01/18 03:51:40
    rocat
    +1
    so sorry-

    thought you asked a question-
    you got an answer-

    my bad makes it your too bad-

    you are something else-

    i recommend getting over yourself-
    no wonder you get talked about the way you do here-

    block me now-
    control freak-
  • Peewee ... rocat 2012/01/18 00:49:43
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +3
    Hi, I had a siamese mix kitty for 23 years...bestest kitty ever. I run a non-profit dog rescue group, we even require home visits. It's not because we think you're evil, but if we can see your place and meet you we can steer you to a more appropriate dog. Empty nest couple does not need a high-drive athlete. (usually, that's why the home visit) We check on vet records. One time I had a perfect sounding home, a vet tech, small farm. I got there and it was a pit. Literally garbage all over their front yard. They even had an outdoor house for a Chi. for the Michigan winters. Dog knew it and totally misbehaved, so they didn't want her. We've had false address given. But we're not a shelter either. I've even been turned down before by a shelter. There's such a high intake at shelters especially for kitties. Hardly anyone adopts adult cats and that's so sad.
  • Sister ... Peewee ... 2012/01/18 00:51:39
    Sister Jean
    +1
    years ago when i adopted sisters they even called to asked their names
  • Dagon 2012/01/17 23:32:23
  • Sister Jean 2012/01/17 23:29:29
    yes
    Sister Jean
    +1
    cheapest $100.
  • Peewee ... Sister ... 2012/01/18 00:52:23
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +1
    Wow! Our local shelter charges $25. for a vaccinated and spayed kitty.
  • Alvin 2012/01/17 23:26:42
    yes
    Alvin
    +1
    Yes it does.
  • Kashee 2012/01/17 23:22:38 (edited)
    yes
    Kashee
    +2
    But the cost is much less than it would be to have a pet neutered or to get the vaccinations. It's a reasonable cost.
    I just checked, it's $55 to $75 to adopt a dog or puppy, and that includes neutering, rabies vaccine and microchipping. They discount the price if you have previously adopted from them.
  • Changeling 2012/01/17 23:20:18
    yes
    Changeling
    +3
    Plus, if you rent you have to have a certified letter from your land lord saying you can have a pet, be willing to have a criminal background check, and have five references from non-relatives who have no criminal record.
  • Sister ... Changeling 2012/01/17 23:21:10
  • Changeling Sister ... 2012/01/17 23:26:38
    Changeling
    +2
    Yeah. I guess a lot of people were getting animals for fighting or something. The Land Lord thing I understood. Unfortunately mine will say, "yes, you can have a cat." However, getting her to have it notarized is a different deal. So, Mr. Tinker is sister/brotherless for right now.
  • Peewee ... Changeling 2012/01/18 00:55:12
  • Peewee ... Changeling 2012/01/18 00:54:36
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +2
    The letter is because the biggest reason animals get turned in is "landlord". The rest of it is a bit much.
  • Changeling Peewee ... 2012/01/18 03:59:49
    Changeling
    +1
    I agree. The other I got cleared. My landlord just won't type up a letter and let me get a notary. It's fine. I'm hoping to find a new place come spring.
  • ocheni 2012/01/17 23:19:00
    no
    ocheni
    i have non

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