A letter from the public:
Thanks for your prompt response about adopting Upsy Daisy. I am glad that you screen potential adoption parents, but I think I would have a much easier time adopting a child. This explains why so many animals are killed every minute day and night because it costs more to adopt than buy from a registered breeder! Wow. What a shame . Good luck finding homes for these poor animals. You are doing the animals a disservice and think you are by far going overboard on the application! It takes less to become a Canadian citizen than to adopt a dog.
Dear Very Disgusted,
We are volunteers. 100% Volunteers.
Nobody gets paid to help these animals. As a matter of fact it costs. Sometimes it’s the pocketbook, but more often it hits our hearts.
Phone calls, emails, fundraising events, website posts, petfinder, photography and communications eat up our time.
We spend time, effort and money traveling to rescue animals from shelters and individuals, sometimes importing them from the US, taking animals to veterinarians, groomers and our chiropractor. Making home visits to potential adopters to ensure the animals we rescue will go to suitable homes.
We miss dinners and holidays rescuing animals – and we love what we do! We do it because we love animals and want to give back. To help just a little. Helping animals comes first.
We pride ourselves on finding the best home for these animals. We have a thoughtful and thorough adoption process because we care about every animal we rescue and care about the families who adopt them.
We strive to match the right animal with the right adopter because we want the animals to be happy and loved, and their adopters to be equally happy. That reduces the likelihood that the animal will be returned. For animals who were unwanted and surrendered, it’s stressful to endure the upheaval of losing another home. We look for forever families.
If an individual is unwilling to take the time to fill out an application then they aren’t the right match for our rescue. Luckily there are other rescues out there who might be more suited to you. We aren’t offended. Find a flavour of rescue that suits you.
Millions of animals die every day in shelters. We rescue what we can on our budget. Our vets bills for the neglected and abused animals are often thousands of dollars. We ask for a small donation that gets paid forward to the next animal in need, so adopting animals gives an animal a home and a future to the next round of needy animals.
Thank you for your time.