In regard to recent letters in your column on high fees for animals at the SPCA, let these persons find out what the charges are for.
If a person cannot afford the fee, they can't afford a dog or cat. Sure, certain people give dogs and cats away for free, but if the recipients find they don't want the animal, they usually will dump it because they got it free.
I'm 82 years old and have had dogs all my life, and nobody loves animals more than I.
If I want to give a dog a home, I get a refundable token deposit. That way the animal comes back to me if it is not wanted.