Saturday, May 31, 2014

Video: Maddie's Free Pet Adoptions

This weekend at the Springfield Humane Society.


  1. Hope it went well. The animals look great and deserve a good home.

  2. It went great. There was 53 cats and 29 dogs adopted out to approved homes that weekend! The shelter was left with 2 cats one of which was adopted today Wednesday and the other is a pending adoption. Awesome work by the Springfield Humane Society employees and volunteers.

  3. That is great! Maybe the idea of not charging people to adopt and not making the potential adopters feel like they are on trial will sink in into any future endeavors that the Springfield Humane Society engages into. Maybe just maybe the Humane Society will get the message and not continue to fleece future potential adopters.

    1. If you can't afford the adoption fee you probably can't afford to adequately care for a pet.

  4. The Springfield Humane Society does not fleece adopters by any means. In fact they are one of the few in the area that actually have affordable adoption fees. The fee does not even begin to cover the vet checkups,spay/neuter,food and work with socialization/love the employees and volunteers put into each an every animal that comes into this shelter. I encourage you to please go visit the shelter to see what actually goes on there.

  5. Anne Eddy, Springfield Humane Society6/6/14, 6:19 AM

    It's true - our adoption fees usually don't even cover the medical care we put into the animals, never mind the things like food, heat, electricity, phones, cleaning supplies, etc, etc. We completely rely on donations from people in our area just to stay open! As far as making adopters feel they're on trial - I can tell you that quite a few things have changed in the last six months - come on up and visit us!

  6. Anne Eddy, Springfield Humane Society6/6/14, 6:24 AM

    Actually our adoption fees usually don't even cover the medical care we put into each animal, not to mention the food, collars, leashes, cleaning supplies, heat, electricity, insurance, and so on and so on. We rely completely on the donations of the communities we cover. As far as making you feel judged, you probably haven't been up to visit in a while - there have been lots of positive changes. Come and see!


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