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Is the adoption fee adjusted if a pet was already fixed prior to being relinquished to ARK or if its vaccinations are not current at the time of adoption?


Normally the standard fee is charged for all adoptions. Everyone gets a spayed or neutered pet and we feel it is fair that everyone pays the same price. Also, we sometimes take in pets that are pregnant or require other costly procedures in addition to spaying or neutering or that must be fixed on an emergency basis. The cost of those procedures may well exceed the amount of 4 or 5 adoption fees. We still charge only the standard adoption fee for those animals and absorb the additional expense.  Charging the standard fee for all animals helps to even things out financially for us.