They still get to keep your money?
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If not, why then is this “nonrefundable” warning placed directly following? Why in the world would anyone want to pay online if it doesn’t finalize the “adoption,” and there’s all those required personal inspections to overcome also as part of the process?
Why would “The Protectorates” even accept such a tentative “online” fee prior to final approval, if you do get it back? A sizable number of applicants obviously won’t pass muster.
(We can see why they might want to collect the nonrefundable fees this way if they get to keep them! In fact, that seems to be the only reason for offering such a deal!)
Which are, apparently:
How do you set your Guardian Fees? (In general adoption fees range between $350-$500 for dogs and $125-$300 for cats, but adoption fees may increase or decrease in certain circumstances including when donors sponsor all or a portion of an adoption.)