We spay and neuter all our animals before they go home. There is an adoption fee for all animals. Cats are $75, and dogs range from $200-300. We charge an adoption fee to prevent people from getting “free” animals and selling them to testing laboratories or dog fighting rings. We also charge a fee to try to offset some of our costs. Read more about the importance of adoption fees, here.
Believe us – the adoption fees do not come CLOSE to the expense of treating, medicating, housing, feeding and providing care for these animals. It costs us $100+ to spay and neuter an animal, $30 to get them up to date on all shots, $15 to treat them for fleas/ticks, $30 to treat them for worms, $15 for fecal tests, and $40 to test them for heartworm and parvo (or FIV & FeLv if a cat). If you did all that at the vet, your costs would be triple ours.
So please understand that we are not a profit making business. The adoption fees help defray costs, but do not cover the costs of saving lives. We receive no funding from any source other than people like you, so adoption donations are a necessity to assist us in continuing this life saving work. Please read our adoption process below.
Thank you for choosing to adopt a rescue pet– you are truly saving a life!
Featured Success Story:
After being carelessly dumped on a country road, sweet Zelda suffered from severe malnutrition and she had to painfully drag her wounded leg behind her. Despite this cruel act by humans, Zelda was calm, gentle and sweet from the moment we met her. She held her tail high and purred when we first took her into A4A. She instantly knew she could trust us. From the very start, she loved to sit on our laps…she loved to be loved. After top of the line veterinary care, excellent nutrition and around the clock love and attention from her A4A volunteer foster home, Zelda made a full recovery and was adopted into the most loving home, to call her very own. She not only shares her forever home with incredibly wonderful humans, but also with four canines. Sweet Zelda always dreamed of having a forever home to call her own- a home where she is loved, cherished and welcomed. A happy ending indeed!