a new home for a stray or rehome your pet.
Take a photo of the pet and create a story for the pet
(if stray describe in detail how you found the animal),
(if needing to rehome your pet, describe WHY you are no longer able
to care for/or keep your pet)
Cross POST the photo and story on as many animal adoption sites as humanly
every friend you know and ask them to FORWARD the email to everyone
the animal is a stray PLEASE PLEASE still watch for people who call
and say, that it is their pet, make them PROVE it,
someone insists contact a local rescue groups for assistance)
Take the animal EACH and EVERY WEEKEND both Saturday and Sunday to adoption
local rescue groups through contacting the shelter and reading the local
papers. In So Cal, we have this WONDERFUL
called THE PET PRESS which lists nearly ALL rescue groups and their
also have Rescuers.com
also look at
Find an adoption application (or email me for my indie app) and make
potential adopters FILL IT OUT
5. Take an adoption fee, PUT THAT FEE on the ADOPTION APP CLEARLY
you are uncomfortable taking a fee for yourself, place the fee toward
a rescue group or organization or if it is a stray, the vet bill.
too high not too low. About $100.
If confused or overwhelmed, take a deep breath and ask a resource!
Do NOT expect to rehome your pet in a DAY or a WEEK, it can take about
2 MONTHS to place an animal, be patient!
Above all do NOT expect a rescue group to jump in and bail you out of
groups are always overwhelmed.
friend said to me once, for animal rescue it is 9/11 everyday!
in So California alone the shelters could kill nover 5,000 animals.
is my guess from numbers I have seen
groups are trying to save the millions of strays that are caught running
stray in the streets and healing them, and
them a home, their organizations generally work in the RED (deficit).
costs to rescue a stray from the streets $200-$2000
on its injuries)
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