Yes, they have similar policies here. If you want to pull animals to adopt them out, you have to register with the shelter first as a rescue. They started that because people would keep pulling animals and adopting them out with not a whole lot of screening, sometimes into places where they were getting pregnant and then showing back up at the shelter, or without proper care guidelines. Requiring guidelines for rescues helped solve this problem, because reputable rescues always take back their animals and provide support.
What's more baffling is that there are 3 exotics rescues operating in this area, and all of them have notices up asking for foster homes, so it's not like the resources aren't available to join a rescue and be able to pull these animals with the backing and support of a legitimate organization without violating a legal contract.
We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.
"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Last edited by Jennicat; 07-18-2008 at 02:58 PM.