Sorry for bumping but I am sooo right now.
I just went to register my boyfriend for the million paws walk and noticed the online prices have gone up!!! When I did it 2 weeks ago concession was $10 and adult was $15. NOW concession is $12 and adult $20!! I am livid! How dare they charge extra closer to the time. What if you haven't been able to get to get online or something??!
I am sooo going to write to them about this!
Yowser, that isn't good Loren.
There are foten other dog charities in ppl's areas they can donate to and help with...such as walks, big garage sales, charity days etc, things like lost dog's homes, local shelters etc. Perhaps that could be an option instead?
Yes I might have to do something like that next time. But I've already paid for my registration and I haven't done the walk before so thought I may as well fork out the money at least this once.
It's s shame, I can understand them charging a few bucks more on the day because they have to organize things more, but upping the online registrations this early is silly!
Jeez, gone are the old days when you'd all just rock uop and pay your money and off you toddle for your walk. Sigh.
Loren, that's just plain horrible! I, too, thought that registration fees would remain the same for online registration - nothing I saw said any different. It's understandable for the fees to be higher for those registering in person on the day, but what is the rationale behind making entry $5 more expensive online?! I'm paying this very begrudgingly and will be writing to them as well.
Whether it's right or wrong many places have systems of early registration discounts.
I used to do the MPW back when it was a gold coin donation... and 3 years out of three, had to whip Rosie to the Vet afterwards for Kennel Cough, so I stopped going. While I fully support the RSPCA and the work they do, I found the walks themselves to be completely unorganised and a lot of walkers to be utterly devoid of manners - leaving poop on paths, allowing their dogs to charge at others, unchecked barking/growling/unsocial behaviours - it all just became too much work, not to mention way too crowded and difficult to negotiate.
If the current entry fees are too steep for you, then why not donate what you can afford through regular channels and have your own neighbourhood walk with your neighbours?
Great idea Pinkest.
That way we can go for our nice walk, and only give what we can afford. Sure, if there were say 10 of us, that would have been $100, but I'm sure they would be happy with $20 instead if they didn't know our reasons behind it.
Yes, there are a lot of people out there who don't understand the phrase "control your damn dog"
I hope everyone who went today had fun though!
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