I recently read there was a fundraiser for the animal shelter.
One of the expenses earmarked for the money raised was to provide transportation for unadopted animals to larger facilities. I have had my eye on an older gray and white male cat named Charlie who has been featured in the shelter's ads. I went to the shelter, met and fell in love with this scruffy old tom and was eager to take him home. I was shocked to find out the adoption fee for this cat was $90!! I am a single mom who also provides partial support to my elderly mother. $90 just isn't in the budget for the acquisition of a pet. My suggestion is to lower the adoption fee or even give him away free and save the cost of transporting him elsewhere. With the exorbitant cost of gas today, it must cost a lot to relocate these animals. In the same ad, they also offer free cat and dog food to those in need. Well, I don't need help to feed him, I just don't have $90 to spring him. Sorry, Charlie, I'll miss you.