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Response to roody (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 11:12 AM

20. The majority of people know

the shelter is there and that they can get an animal there. Usually fairly low cost without a particularly intrusive adoption process. Shelters perform a valuable and necessary service.

Some rescue groups have budgets large enough to permit them to do significant advertising. Some have fairly significant adoption fees and a lengthy and sometimes intrusive adoption process.

Meanwhile I can take you to several vet offices that do medical rescue where the only budget is volunatary contributions and the only advertising is a small bulletin board in the lobby identifying animals in need of a home - usuallly without mention of the in-house rescue efforts. If you want to get an animal from a vet rescue like this then you generally have to seek out the opportunity. Often their own clientelle are unaware of their rescue efforts.

Advertising, budgets, awareness. Given the fact that there are far more animals in need of a home than people willing to take them in, that's glamorous.

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