The cost of a life (itemized)
This morning Alexander and Tiny have left Turkey towards their new homes in Belgium.
Saving animals has a cost though… Today I’m going to tell you about the cost, in complete detail, of saving Alexander and Tiny… ready? here we go…
Total: 2503 Euros.
Grand Total rescue Alexander and Tiny= 2.843 Euros / 3. 800 USD. That is 1.900 USD per animal.
(I bet you never imagined it to be so high…)
Let’s Adopt!, contrary to the vast majority of Animal Rescues DOES NOT APPLY A REHOMING FEE. NEVER. EVER.
The reason for not applying this fee is a “cultural one”. Here in Turkey some people’s mentality is twisted beyond recognition and they identify the concept on Adoption fee with dog selling. So… in order to avoid confusing those poor mentally ill people and to have to spend any time explaining them what we do we decided not to apply rehoming fees.
How do we finance our rescues? I tell you how.. with A LOT of effort, understanding and patience from our pensions, vets, etc.. The rest of the money comes either from our personal pockets and from contributions from our members to our Simba Fund.
So.. as today this is the cost of sending two animals to Europe from Europe: 3.800 USD or 1.900 USD per animal.
The cost of sending animals to the USA and Canada is much higher, and it depends on the size and weight of the animal.
This can be confirmed by the hundreds of people whose rescues we have saved and have contributed nothing. Or by the hundreds of families who have adopted our animals and who have NEVER paid a single cent in rehoming fee. Others, very few have helped us as much as they could, but those were the exceptions.
Now that you know all the details I would kindly request your assistance in contributing to the rescue of our last 10 Turkish rescues, currently waiting to be flown to Europe and the USA. Nobody wants those animals here, so we must send them to those families who will offer them a second chance in life.
Help us save these innocent lives, please contribute to the Simba Fund through our Chipin: