Best 30 Animal Rescue in Norwalk, CT with Reviews - YP.com

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03/15/2015
By: Trish P.
Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society
I don't know this animal rescue org, however, I've worked at some. The reason there's such a long process is that if you don't have the time nor patience to go through the process you don't have time for a pet. I've seen countless pets being adopted and then go back to shelters. Rescuers need to be assured somehow, that these previously neglected pets, will stay in a forever home. And yes, they're suspicious of everyone, but their hearts are in the right place looking after the thing that needs it most ... the animals!
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Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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