Forgotten Friend Code of Ethics
- Adoptions Fees - We reserve the right
to set adoption fees at our discretion. Adoption fees
serve to protect
from individuals who would exploit the adoption process for commercial
breeding or resale. 100% of adoption fees go toward operating expenses
at Forgotten Friend.
We aim to keep any fees significantly lower than market prices to
make reptile adoptions more affordable to good homes. We also
reserve the right to lower or waive adoption fees at our discretion
if it helps
place reptiles in the best homes.
- Age Requirements - You must be 18
to adopt a reptile through Forgotten Friend (sorry kids).
only provide adoptions to experienced reptile keepers
and reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone at our discretion.
we accept scheduled reptile drop-offs from anywhere, we will make free
local pick-ups within Lancaster County, PA whenever
possible. We never charge a dime to take in a reptile, although we operate on your generosity and donations are greatly appreciated.
Friend is a private nonprofit organization with limited space
and resources. We are very serious about not over-crowding or neglecting the animals in our care,
and must turn away reptiles in some cases. If we can't
take in your reptile here at the rescue, we'll still help you
find a home for it while it remains in your care. Our Public Reptile Adoption Forum and our extensive Reptile Rescue Network are tools to
help anyone who has to give up a reptile.
- Forgotten Friend does NOT provide adoptions for
the purpose of resale or commercial breeding. Although we appreciate responsible captive breeding projects, we must avoid these types of adoptions due to conflicts of interest. However, we have placed animals in conservation breeding projects like Turtle Survival Alliance, and we may consider these exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
- We reserve the right to ask for pictures
of your setup, or
send someone out for a site visit to make sure your setup is appropriate for
the reptile you plan to adopt. Being untruthful during the adoption process will eliminate
you as a
home for any of our reptiles, so please be truthful. Remember
we want these guys to go to the best homes.
- As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization, we hold ourselves to a high standard with
rescue finances. We believe in budgeting and
keeping clear financial records. We maintain community checking accounts at PNC Bank. All donations to the rescue should be made payable to "Forgotten Friend, Inc." All rescue finances are operated through these rescue accounts. All major purchases with rescue
funding must be approved by our board of directors.
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