Gloria Moore: Adoption fees expensive


To the editor:

I am writing this letter in regard to all the animals in the Craig Animal Shelter that are up for adoption.

I took interest in adopting a kitten from the shelter that was in the paper. I was told that to adopt a kitten or even a cat from the shelter that I would have to pay $110.

That is outrageous for a darn cat.

I understand that the vet does a lot to ensure that the cats are in good health, but come on, that is way too much for a cat.

The Steamboat shelter charges $30. They should just give the cats away so they don't have so many cats in that small room.

Gloria Moore


als362 7 years, 10 months ago

The people that perform the necessary procedures on these animals to allow them to be adopted deserve to be paid for their time and material. I am certain, if you took your dog or cat in to the vet and got it spayed or nuetered, your bill would be higher than $110.00. On top of that someone has to pay for the food that animal eats while it is at the shelter. So I say $110.00 is a very fair price for adopting an animal that you know is desease free and will not be the cause of more stray animals. Allen Hischke


cowgirlmc 7 years, 10 months ago

I have to say that I agree with Gloria. I have adopted all my pets from shelters. Just not this one. And all the pets that I have adopted ( so far 5) were and still are disease free and have been fixed at the shelter that I adopted them from. I was going to adopt a dog from the shelter here, but when they wanted to charge me 110.00 for a older female dog that had already been fixed I told them that I cant swing that. I understand that they need to make money for the animals that they already have, but that price??? When you can drive 45min and adopt one for half that price? I will go some where else.


Ray Cartwright 7 years, 10 months ago

So the question that pops into my mind is "if the animal is already spayed or neutered, shouldn't they be able to charge less than the $110. I think that the local vets charge somewhere around $250 to spay or neuter. That in my opinion is out of line even for small town Craig. Once again the price for living in Paradise.


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