Blue Moon Meadows rescue in Avon NY
Anyone familiar with this rescue? I read through their website, found a cute dog that was exactly what I wasn't looking for-a 3 yr old male that is as cute as a button and has been around horses. I'm thinking what a great farm dog this guy will make as well as a companion. He has an ear to ear grin.
Anyway, back to the rescue. I filled out an online application and submitted it and noticed that it appears they want $25.00 just to process the application before you can even see a possible animal. Then that $25.00 goes toward seeing any animal there or in the future but does not indicate that you would ever get your $25.00 fee back if you found a suitable pet elsewhere.
Does that seem strange to you? It sure seemed strange to me, strange enough that I sent an email asking them to please clarify their policy. Maybe this is typical of some rescues. I don't know. I've always gone to our local Shelter, Lollypop Farm, and never had to pay just to see the dogs.
Now don't get me wrong. I do know the rescues have a huge overhead and getting volunteers and finding time just to take care of the animals there let alone dealing with people interested in adopting is extremely hard and demanding. I'm just curious if this 'application processing fee' is a standard policy with a lot of shelters.