Why Does the Animal Shelter Charge Money for the Adoption of Homeless Kittens?


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An animal shelter charges a fee to adopt homeless kittens to cover care they provide while the animals are in the facility. It also acts as a donation to help the shelter continue to operate.

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The medical care a kitten receives can include rabies shots, distemper shots, ear cleaning and flea removal. Some shelters also spay or neuter the animal, while some provide adopters with discount vouchers for spay or neuter procedures at a local animal hospital. The fee may also include a microchip.

A fee can act as a donation to help the shelter continue its rescue work. The cost of adopting helps support all the animals sheltered in the facility. Adoption fees help cover food for the shelter animals, wages for employees and building maintenance. The adoption staff provides valuable knowledge to adopters on how to care for their new pets. For continuing peace of mind, adopters can contact the shelter staff for advice. If the cost is a consideration, adoption day specials at the facility appear on Petfinder.com or on the shelter's Facebook page. Payment of a fee ensures that the kitten the adopter takes home has been vetted and cared for in a clean and professional facility by an experienced staff.

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