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Archive for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Letter: Reasonable fees

February 12, 2013

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To the editor:

I’m writing in response to Tammy Yergey’s letter regarding the Lawrence Humane Society’s new higher adoption fees for VIP adoptions, aka purebreds. Ms. Yergey was able to find the Humane Society website but did not quote the full description of what it means for an animal to qualify as a VIP, which is defined as those that have a “unique opportunity to raise funds to offset veterinary expenses for injured or ill animals or help us provide care for older animals who are likely to wait longer for a new home.”

My family adopted a purebred golden retriever puppy from the Lawrence Humane Society and couldn’t believe the low cost. The $150 fee would not have changed our decision to adopt Jackson, especially for an organization dedicated to helping all animals who come through their doors. I think the new adoption fees are a great way to help maximize the amount of care the Humane Society can provide.

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FlintlockRifle 1 year, 2 months ago

$450.00, old Spike you just might have to go, nah you are part of family ole fellow.

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horsegirl 1 year, 2 months ago

It is socialism. It is a charity. If you want capitalism, go to a pet store. Personally, I think a charity, supported by donations should put equal effort into finding homes for all animals, not just the ones that they deem more valuble. And as far as that goes, I'd be interested in seeing their books to see if this new arrangement actually brings in more money. After all, it is a money making business, right? Oh, yeah, it's a charity. $150 is not a bad adoption fee. I paid that for dog from a private rescue. But $450? That is crazy.

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gr 1 year, 2 months ago

“unique opportunity to raise funds to offset veterinary expenses for injured or ill animals or help us provide care for older animals who are likely to wait longer for a new home.”

I get it. Socialism in the pet world.

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