Free pet adoptions have become more popular with shelters and rescue groups. Those who promote them find they can bring attention to senior pets, feral cats and pets with medical conditions. In addition, these promotions increase foot traffic to adoption events and shelters, raise awareness of shelter animals, and attract positive media attention. In contrast, many people in the animal welfare community are concerned that pets adopted without a fee are more likely to be returned to the shelter or obtained thoughtlessly. Which position is best supported by research and experience?
Presenter: Susan Krebsbach, DVM
Date: July 24, 2014
Venue: Maddie's Institute Webcast