I am really offended at this statement:
"I guess what I'm saying is: if you can't afford the minimal adoption fees at shelters/rescue groups can you really afford to feed and provide vet care for that animal? If not, are you really in a position to take an animal into your home?"
Certainly you dont know what my finances are but I can assure you that I make plenty money. My point with this whole discussion is that I think that certain shelters in a way price themselves out of adoptions by setting their fees so high. I am not familiar with the no-kill shelter that replaced that one that I adopted from at the PetSmart near me. I understand that they have to stay in business and I certainly want them to because I dont want to see any cat out on the street and in danger.
Now that I think back I thought that I did see some black cats and kittens. Why would they be priced so highly this time of year? I assume that is has something to do with Halloween?
\\end of rant I feel better now