To the editor:
A few days ago, my friend informed me that the Lawrence Humane Society now charges $150-plus for purebred dogs and cats. I was incredulous, but, sure enough, after checking their website, they do. I guess I was under the impression that this was a shelter to try to save all animals, but apparently not?
Now they are in the business of making money off the dogs and cats, not just finding homes for them. Really? So how many mutts are put to sleep because the purebreds with high prices are taking up valuable space? And what is the message?
I guess this means that we should all buy purebreds from breeders, because they really are worth more. There are many breed-specific rescue organizations which can help those looking for a certain breed, but not many options out there for the mutts except for our local humane shelter. I guess now they don’t even have that.