Curious

Paoli, IN

#1 Jun 13, 2012
I'm just curious and I do not mean to offend anyone. I heard that the dog shelter was full and if they do not find homes for the dogs they are going to start putting them to sleep. Ok so here is my question I looked into adopting a dog from the shelter a while ago and it was going to cost around $180.00 to adopt a dog. I do not understand why it is so much I know vets do some neutering and spayding (spelling) for free or at cost and I understand they have to be up to date on their shots. But that price is crazy. The Richmond animal shelter charges $80.00 to adopt a dog. So does this mean they rather put a dog to sleep rather than reduce the price of adopting a dog. From my understanding they also receive donations. Please feel free to set me straight because I'm having a hard time understanding why the price is so high.
Heard that too

Harrison, OH

#2 Jun 13, 2012
I had a friend who tried to adopt and they basically said the same thing, only difference was they said it was 160$ to adopt.
hum

Connersville, IN

#3 Jun 13, 2012
That's so sad.. How do they expect to find a loving home at that price? You would think they would just find someone to give them a loving home. I agree 160 or 180 is way to much.
huh

Oxford, OH

#4 Jun 13, 2012
Even dog killing is a business rip off these days. WTF is wrong with people. Stop the donations.
yumyum

Youngstown, OH

#5 Jun 16, 2012
Really? Because when I was there the other day, Rick told me that a bunch of the pups were free and had no adoption fees. lol.
Dog Lover

Connersville, IN

#6 Jun 17, 2012
The vet care for each dog is typically $120 for spay/neuter and shots. Many of the dogs need other medical attention (have injuries or are heartworm positive) that cost hundreds of dollars to treat. If you aren't willing to pony up the money for the adoption fee then you probably won't pony up for regular routine vet care, proper food, etc. The fee helps buy food, pay the electric bills, and other costs associated to run the shelter. The adoption fee helps insure the dogs are going to good homes. Dogs are only euthanized if there are no other option or if the shelter is truly at full capacity (because no one wants to help foster the dogs). That and if a dog is slated to be euthanized they have made acceptions and rehomed the dog without the fee but only in circumstances that involved a home visit to insure the dog was going to a good home. This shelter receives bare bones funding from the county. Without donations it will close and all dogs with be euthanized because there will be no place to house them. Help the Animals can afford the cheaper adoption fees because they have a larger financial backing.
hum

Connersville, IN

#7 Jun 18, 2012
Dog Lover wrote:
The vet care for each dog is typically $120 for spay/neuter and shots. Many of the dogs need other medical attention (have injuries or are heartworm positive) that cost hundreds of dollars to treat. If you aren't willing to pony up the money for the adoption fee then you probably won't pony up for regular routine vet care, proper food, etc. The fee helps buy food, pay the electric bills, and other costs associated to run the shelter. The adoption fee helps insure the dogs are going to good homes. Dogs are only euthanized if there are no other option or if the shelter is truly at full capacity (because no one wants to help foster the dogs). That and if a dog is slated to be euthanized they have made acceptions and rehomed the dog without the fee but only in circumstances that involved a home visit to insure the dog was going to a good home. This shelter receives bare bones funding from the county. Without donations it will close and all dogs with be euthanized because there will be no place to house them. Help the Animals can afford the cheaper adoption fees because they have a larger financial backing.
If your going to put all this money into these dogs then it should be a no kill shelter! And why would someone pay this fee when you can get a dog in need free? And there are places that you can get spayig and neuterng alot cheaper then that. I think people would adopt these dogs if you lowered the fee. Richmond is cheaper. I know a couple people that got there dog there because of this. Lower your prices and you will find nice loving homes for them in the community! Do some fundraising if the shelter needs money. Do a car wash. Car washes generally bring in about a thousand dollars for an afternnon of work.
Agree

Richmond, IN

#8 Jun 19, 2012
hum wrote:
<quoted text>If your going to put all this money into these dogs then it should be a no kill shelter! And why would someone pay this fee when you can get a dog in need free? And there are places that you can get spayig and neuterng alot cheaper then that. I think people would adopt these dogs if you lowered the fee. Richmond is cheaper. I know a couple people that got there dog there because of this. Lower your prices and you will find nice loving homes for them in the community! Do some fundraising if the shelter needs money. Do a car wash. Car washes generally bring in about a thousand dollars for an afternnon of work.
I agree with you people prefer to get their dogs from Richmond for that reason. Richmond also has shot clinics for their adopted dogs at a discounted rate. Both of these things are something the Liberty shelter needs to look into more people would adopt dogs locally if they did.
Dog Lover

Connersville, IN

#9 Jun 19, 2012
You do realize the shelter has only one paid (part-time) employee and one very dedicated volunteer, right? Where do you suppose the manpower from is suppose to come from?
guess

Oxford, OH

#10 Jun 19, 2012
Well you can find the manpower to euthanize the dog quick enough
hum

Connersville, IN

#11 Jun 20, 2012
well high school kids need so many volunteer hours to graduate.. Get with the school for help and to help with a car wash.. There is always a way!

Since: Jun 12

Clinton, IL

#12 Jun 22, 2012
160 is not alot for a completely vetted dog. all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, fleatreated, heartworm checked and microchipped. you are simply paying the dog's vet bill when you adopt from the union county shelter. if you get a free dog from the paper or buy one you will spend more than 160 getting it vetted yourself. Adopting a shelter dog is the most wonderful thing to do.

Since: Jun 12

Clinton, IL

#13 Jun 22, 2012
As an example, the preble county shelter charges 165. this is not a high adopt fee in my opinion either. you are getting a healthy completetly vetted dog who is ready to go home and be your best friend right away. if you want a free dog get one from the paper. there are no shelters that just give away free dogs!! the people who run shelters do not want un-spayed and neutered dogs going back into the world. that is why you pay the adopt fee. If you cannot afford the adopt fee you cannot afford the dog itself. that is why some shelters have to travel to big cities like Indy, Cinci and Dayton to get good adoptions.

Since: Jun 12

Clinton, IL

#14 Jun 22, 2012
When you have spent 6 days a week at shelter for an average of 2 hours or more a day for years like the current volunteer does then you can talk. she practically lives there. the homeless dogs of union county are her life, i know how devoted she is. the homeless dogs of union county are always on her mind. she loves them as her own.
chuckwagon

Connersville, IN

#15 Aug 17, 2012
The guy that does the killing does it even when there are people wanting to take the dogs home. Happened twice to friends that wanted a dog. He gets in too big a hurry. If your dog gets lost and ends up there, kiss it goodbye.
Dog lover

United States

#16 Aug 20, 2012
Go ahead and get free dog off of someone and then let me know how much your vet bill was after you had to fix all the problems it has. The people who think that the shelter charges to much are the ignorant @$$ es who don't take their puppy to the vet and then end up spending hundreds of dollars because it got parvovirus. Or the ones who won't spend the money on heart worm medicine and then dump the dog when it's heart worm positive and find how expensive the treatment is. Not to mention that those dogs need to be fed everyday and that adds up. Think about it people with your teenie tiny brains.
guess what

Connersville, IN

#17 Aug 21, 2012
Dog lover wrote:
Go ahead and get free dog off of someone and then let me know how much your vet bill was after you had to fix all the problems it has. The people who think that the shelter charges to much are the ignorant @$$ es who don't take their puppy to the vet and then end up spending hundreds of dollars because it got parvovirus. Or the ones who won't spend the money on heart worm medicine and then dump the dog when it's heart worm positive and find how expensive the treatment is. Not to mention that those dogs need to be fed everyday and that adds up. Think about it people with your teenie tiny brains.
You can get all the shots they need and the parvo from TSC and do it all yourself!!

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