Well, if there's one thing I've learned about why people do things, it's nothing at all. John
If that was her logic then it is really price gouging. :/
There used to be $10 difference between dogs and cats. Of course, a lot of people pay an insane amount of money to breeders, which makes no sense to me whatsoever. I wonder if your shelter's reasoning was that people on lockdown would get bored and therefore want a cat. Stray dogs are not really a thing around here but stray cats, that's another story. I see them everywhere around me. They're welcome to stay in a "lean-to" I have next to my shed but so far, no takers. I had a visitor there one day, but that was all. John
That is a lot of money. A shelter out here raised the cat fee after the lock down from $35 to $75 and I thought that was nuts. Just wneh many people are NOT working they tried to get more?
The local animal shelter is a big, new, nice looking place, not really too far from me. Built I think, maybe a year or so ago. They were determined to become a "no kill" shelter, though I'm not sure how that's worked out. Before they moved, they were always getting into trouble for keeping too many animals without killing them, so I know that has to be terrible for the people who work there. I read a few days ago that to adopt a dog there is $135 and to adopt a cat is $35. With so many people giving away dogs and with so many stray cats around, it's hard for me to imagine that they could ever adopt one out. I wish them luck with that. A few years ago I donated $35 so a cat could be adopted free. (I already had more than I could handle.) The local Petsmart also adopts out animals, but the animals all come from nearby shelters. Each shelter has one month to display their animals before they take from another shelter. I hope that works out well too. John