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Why should I
adopt a pet?
So you’ve decided to welcome a new family member into your home?
Here are some of the great reasons to adopt your new best friend from a rescue or shelter instead of buying a pet:
Adoption helps to combat pet overpopulation.
Adoption gives an animal a second chance.
Adoption often costs less.
Adoption saves lives.
What is included
in the adoption fee for cats
An adoption fee for cats and kittens covers desexing, microchipping, vaccinations and vet check. While in care all animals are treated for fleas and intestinal worms. A two week trial period is given for all new owners. If the cat’s date of birth is unknown , age is by vet assessment.
All HAR kittens and cats are rehomed as indoor pets only, for both their own safety and that of our wildlife.
|Young Cats||Adolescent & Adult Cats||Senior Cats|
|2-6 mths||7 mths – 6 years||7 years +|
Mya is a snuggly young ladies with a shiny black coat and stunning eyes which scream, "Can I come home with you?" Maybe you could grant her that wish?
Breed: catahoula X Age: 25-7-16 Sex: Female Number: 17092 Adoption Fee: $350 Size: Medium-Large Suburb in care: Telarah Size in...
What is included
in the adoption fee for dogs
An adoption fee for our dogs and puppies covers desexing, microchipping, vaccinations and vet check. While in care all animals are treated for fleas and intestinal worms. A two week trial period is given for all new owners.
If the dogs date of birth is unknown, age is by vet assessment.
Carers will advise of any individual needs in the dogs profile.
|Young Dogs||Adult Dogs||Senior Dogs|
|2-11 months||1 – 6 years||7 years +|
This chart shows where the adoption fee is spent. Basically if a foster requires no additional vet trips, treatment, medications or surgeries the adoption fee covers the cost of the standard vet work and treatments. Costs increase the longer the animal is in care due to additional parasite control.
Overall what HAR takes in as adoption fees does not cover our vet bills. This is why we hold regular fundraisers and campaigns for special needs fosters.
Average Vet Costs*
If you paid for what HAR covers-
- Microchip: $50
- 2 Vaccinations $175
- Worming $10-$20
- Flea Treatment $10-$20
- Desexing $200-$370
- Health Check $65
Total $510 – $700
HAR Puppy Adoption Fee $450
That “free to a good home” puppy just got very expensive!
Adopt don’t shop.
*from Australian Vet Association data.
How does it all work.
Each HAR animal currently available for adoption has an individual profile, this profile includes important information about the animal, adoption fee and an expression of interest form.
The “Expression of Interest” form will allow you to ask questions prior to completion or to submit your interest directly to the animal’s foster carer. The carer uses the details in this form to select the most suitable family for the animal.
Adoptions are NOT approved on a first come first served basis. The adoption process can be lengthy by the time we process all expressions of interest. Once forms have been processed the carer will contact families to arrange a meet and greet with the foster.
For more information on the adoption process please click here..