Some of the Atlanta rescues that pull from our shelter have adoption fees upwards of $300.00. I think it has a lot to do with the cost of veterinary services (and shelter pull fees) in an area, and also they want the adopter to have a good solid investment in the animal. Unfortunately, many people only value what has a monetary value, and free or cheap pets are considered to be of less worth to them.
Jennie, Gary & our kids:
cat colony: Hunter S Tomcat, Archie and Mehitable, Witch, and Calamity Jane, Cuddlebug, Havana, Ghost, Spitfire Liz, Little Bit, Jesse, Moe, Cali, Stardust, Anastasia & Christy, Sally and the 5 boys
dog pack Heinz and Heidi
rip Tiger, Rabbit, Two Stars, Angel,Elaine, Mungo Jerry, Tex and Ijimus. I'll meet y'all at the bridge.