"Earlier this month, Jessica Jade, the manager of operations at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, shared a post on Facebook about Glock, a ″sweet deaf pup″ that was in their care for almost two weeks when his owner came ″crying″ with his vet records.
″ 'She says, through her sobs, 'Can I please have my dog? I don’t have any money to get him out.' When I ask who her dog is, she continues to cry and beg, telling me she can’t afford to get him out. I tell her, 'it’s okay, we got you. You’re getting your dog back,' " Jade explained.
https://people.com/pets/florida-animal- ... -with-dog/
She's from a county-owned shelter. That means that the county paid money to get the dogcatchers to capture the dog so it wouldn't go into the street or bite people. Vet techs then administered vaccinations to the animal that they're all supposed to have after an actual vet looked it over. From there it was moved to a kennel where it got 12/24 observance by staff on down to the texture and appearance of its bowel movements, its behavior and any signs of sickness.
That's why, here, it costs about $300 in redemption fees even if it's just there a night.
Microchip your dog or cat and maybe some of these costs go away. It's not like they enjoy going through the county procedure and the county sure doesn't enjoy not getting its money back.