If you are interested in adopting a pet from Ahimsa Rescue Foundation, please read the following information before you complete an adoption application:
Thank you for considering adopting a pet from Ahimsa Rescue. We want to place these pets in homes where they will receive loving care for the rest of their lives. Please read the following points and think carefully about your ability to care for this animal for the next 10-15 years.
Responsibilities to Consider
If you adopt a pet, you should be prepared to be responsible for it the rest of its life which could be 10-15 years. Your pet will need loving attention every day. Is your family ready for a long-term commitment?
A pet is not a toy!
Pets are living creatures with personalities and needs of their own. If you don't want a pet, please don't get one just for your child! You will be the one paying the vet bills, you will be buying food and supplies, and you will be caring for the animal when your child grows up and becomes involved in other activities. If you don't want a pet, you could offer your child a frog, fish, hamster, or other small animal that requires less money, and training.
A surprise gift of a pet can be a terrible mistake
Pets are a big responsibility, and it's not fair to "give" a person a responsibility they're not expecting. The person you give the pet to will have to spend thousands of dollars over the years on vet care and food. The pet's owner will need to spend time with the animal every day. Please don't place a living creature in the hands of someone who may not want him/her or be willing to spend time and money on the pet.
Routine vet care costs $100-200 per year, and emergency care can run over $1,000. Are you willing to spend this much money on pet care? Quality food for small pets can cost $10-20 per month. Are you willing to spend this much money per month on pet food?
Cost to Adopt
Ahimsa Rescue Foundation is a non-profit 501.3c organization and your donation is tax deductible. Each pet incurs individual vet care and the donation fee is based on what each animal needs. The fee to adopt a pet is normally between $75.00-$250.00. Adoption fees are individual to each pet and veterinarian fees incurred. Ahimsa is an all-volunteer staff. There is no one who gets paid, so your donation is what helps these animals have a healthy life and find loving homes. Besides the adoption donation for individual pets, any and all donations are gratefully accepted.
Proceed to the adoption application
Thank you for your interest in adopting a companion from Ahimsa Rescue. The first step of the process is to fill out and submit an application. Please remember some important points: Ahimsa Rescue's only interest is in the safety and well-being of the pets in our care. We will take every step possible to ensure they are adopted to loving, forever homes. We take the time in processing each applicant to make sure we find suitable homes for these pets.
Once an application is submitted you should hear from the Adoption Committee within 24-48 hours if your application is approved.
This is sometimes delayed if we are unable to reach your references; please include email addresses for personal references whenever possible.
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