Thinking About Giving Them Away?
Over the past few years we have observed more and more organizations giving fee-waived adoptions a try. I have written several times about the research we published showing that waiving the adoption fee does not impact the bond adopters have with their cats.
ASPCApro.org has highlighted many successful adoption events and we have conducted a webinar on implementing fee-waived adoptions at your shelter.
The Charleston Animal Society, one of our ASPCA Partnership agencies, is one of the many shelters to have implemented fee-waived adoptions. To assess the program’s impact, they collected data not just around adoptions, but also donations, store sales and foot traffic. They proved to themselves, their board and their community that by waiving the adoption fee, they could save so many more lives.
Now Charleston Animal Society has produced a video to help other shelters try fee-waived adoptions as well.
It gave me chills – and if you are not sure if fee-waived is for your agency, the video will likely give you pause. Take a look and see how impactful the program can be. I strongly encourage you to view it — and tell us what you think.