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    The only strong word i used was rediculous, which i am sorry if i have offended you but it was.

    If you are going to make assumptions and accusations of bad form, at least read the post of the person thoroughly before doing so.

    I understand full well that vet bills cost alot, i am simply making a point that the majority of people would not go to a rescue organisation to pay $900, so on this occasion it may be a better idea to let him go to a home at a reasonable price than allow the poor dog to sit there, for god knows how long until someone is willing to pay this price for him, which probably is never going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    The only strong word i used was rediculous, which i am sorry if i have offended you but it was.

    If you are going to make assumptions and accusations of bad form, at least read the post of the person thoroughly before doing so.

    I understand full well that vet bills cost alot, i am simply making a point that the majority of people would not go to a rescue organisation to pay $900, so on this occasion it may be a better idea to let him go to a home at a reasonable price than allow the poor dog to sit there, for god knows how long until someone is willing to pay this price for him, which probably is never going to happen.
    I misread your post, didn't assume anything. Anhywho...

    The question remains, if the person adopting the dog isn't going to pay for the vet costs, who will?

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    i am going to reiterate. If that was the dog i wanted, I would pay that price.

    I dont care whether it is a rescue or not.

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    Unless the dog had major surgery, they are making a very big profit, not what a rescue should be about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    Ok they need to make their money back on rescuing and vetting costs...
    HOWEVER

    They had the choice to vet or the unfortunate option to pts, they vetted as obviously they wanted him to have an option at being homed. People do not go looking for a rescue for $900. Maybe if a puppy that had most of its life ahead of it was looking for a home, not a four year old dog.

    I believe this is one case where they should just be happy they saved a beautiful dog and let him go for a reasonable price. What happens if he is not sold for $900?? he will be pts... so just be happy with a reasonable "rescue price".
    They may be losing out, but it was their choice to vet him.
    Re: bolded bit. How do you know? No offence, but you are making an assumption based on nothing but your own personal thoughts and views on the matter.

    I ran a rescue for for a specific pure breed as you might already know. I can tell you from expereince and knowledge gained in the 5 years I rescued that the little dog in question will be re-homed at that price without issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I misread your post, didn't assume anything. Anhywho...

    The question remains, if the person adopting the dog isn't going to pay for the vet costs, who will?
    You usually run a rescue knowing that you will make on some, lose on others. If you're smart, you will base your fee on the average here plus a few dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Unless the dog had major surgery, they are making a very big profit, not what a rescue should be about.
    It did. It had surgery on the nares and possibly palate going by the description of 'nose and throat' surgery.

    The first quote I recieved to do this surgery, at a Sydney Veternary Specialist Hopsital, was in excess of $2500. The RSPCA offered to help me and did it for $800 (and something) and then my own Vets decided they would leanr the procedure and they charged me anywhere from $400 to $700 depending on the conditions presented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    You usually run a rescue knowing that you will make on some, lose on others. If you're smart, you will base your fee on the average here plus a few dollars.
    I know, but as mentioned before, they seem to be a very small organisation, so there wouldn't be much chance to save up much money for major operations like that. Therefor, it seems fair that they add the vet costs to the usual adoption fee.

    This is all pure speculation of course, because I have no idea what their usual adoption fee may be as they only have this dog listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I know, but as mentioned before, they seem to be a very small organisation, so there wouldn't be much chance to save up much money for major operations like that. Therefor, it seems fair that they add the vet costs to the usual adoption fee.

    This is all pure speculation of course, because I have no idea what their usual adoption fee may be as they only have this dog listed.
    Absolutely, that's pretty much what I said in my earlier post re cost recovery.
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    So... Any mods or can we all just jump in on the spammer??

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