This journal is all about my rescues, updates, and a little bit of ranting :P My rescue is in honor of my first betta, Bloo. He was unfairly taken from me after 6 months of having him.
I currently have 3 rescues: Zeus, a salmon male HMDT rescued from PetSmart; Glo/Hercules, a pink & purple male VT rescued from my sister; and Athena, a red female( I think) VT rescued from Wal-Mart. They all have special places in my heart and are currently NOT
up for adoption
I'll post each of their stories soon, but first I want to express my opinions on what a rescue is and what it takes to run one. The words that come to mind are: dedication, strength, and money.
You have to be willing to rescue bettas and spend your time taking care of them and finding them new homes. Without either of these, you'll end up with suffering creatures who have no homes. You should start out by thinking Am I ready for this? Can I support a small to large scale rescue (money-wise)? Do I know what I am getting into?
if you said yes to all
of these, proceed.
There will be times when you see a grusome sight, or fail to save a betta. It takes strength and will power to send your blessings and guide them over the Raindbow Bridge. Not every betta is meant to live 7 years. They know when it's their time to go.
This is the major problem with rescues. People don't know how much it takes. Tanks, heating, lighting, and supplies cost a lot. Sure there are cheaper ways to go about, but it still involves money. I myself had to save up for a few weeks before getting my first rescue. Consider your costs carefully.
Anyways, let's move on to adoption for my rescue. I'll most likely have another thread for that, but I will explain here since this is a journal. I love jotting EVERYTHING down.
I have decided that for right now, I will charge a small adoption fee (to cover medical costs, supplies, etc.).
Adoption fee- $5 for any
I do accept personal checks and money in the mail.