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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FILL OUT AN ON-LINE ADOPTION APPLICATION
FOR ONE OF OUR RESCUE PETS
To be able to adopt one of our pets, there are certain criteria you must first meet. We are particular about where the animal will go and how they are taken care of. Our reasoning behind this is that most of these animals have already had a rather traumatic life. Our goal is to help make the rest of their life much more enjoyable and to be included as a family member. So thanks for understanding that the questions on our application are there to help us find the best match for both pets and adopters! COST OF ADOPTING:
Our adoption fee for our pets includes the spay/neuter surgery, up to date shots, (including the state required rabies shot once they're old enough), worming, and monthly heartworm preventative and flea control. Some will also have completed heartworm treatments. Vet and medical costs have increased lately but we have decided to keep the majority of our dogs at a minimum of $95 and cats at $75; if there are special circumstances or an extensive amount of vet care involved, we may ask for more to help offset the cost of their medical care. In addition, there is a one-time $10.99 fee to Home Again micro chip company for lifetime, transferable registration. If the adoption fee is anything other than these amounts, we will post it on the description of each pet.
We are hoping this small increase will help us continue to treat more heartworm positive pets, more major surgeries, etc. Many shelters in Montgomery County will not take injured, sick or ill pets because of the risk, expense & time involved. We sincerely hope you will support us in this effort to keep as many of these pets as possible from being euthanized solely due to being hit by a car, beaten, having any curable temporary conditions such as mange or allergies, or testing positive for heartworms.HEALTHY ADOPTABLE PETS:
It only costs around $5-7 a month to keep your pet on heartworm preventative...the treatment however to get rid of heartworms is more like $500 on average and it is very dangerous and hard on the pets. All of our pets go to the vet several times before being adopted. We give puppies and kittens their boosters plus worming meds and keep them away from other pets for at least two weeks to make sure they are protected from disease before going to their new home. We also include their rabies shot at 3 months of age and keep them on monthly heartworm and flea preventatives. All of our cats & kittens have tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV. Several shelters/groups in this area do not test for this fatal, contagious disease. If you adopt a cat or kitten, make sure they have had this test or get the test done before you take your new pet home. We only adopt out pets already spayed/neutered. This is very important and the terms are not up for negotiation. RESCUE EFFORTS:
We felt the need to get involved with animal rescue because of the huge numbers of animals that are mistreated, dumped, neglected and abused. In Montgomery County alone, the numbers are tragic and staggering--around 2,000 pets are euthanized on a monthly basis in this county. Domestic animals are dependent on all of us to take care of them and for some reason, a lot of folks out there don't realize that. So help us encourage education for proper care of pets and most definitely PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET.