Not to mention, it keeps the Pet Vaccines biz going, as well. They have mandatory rabies vaccines in nearly all places, and you have to have a tag and collor, and registration of pets, which is another money making scam. It's all about control and tracking, just like they do humans.
One GA Shelter was guilty of picking up a woman's pet from HER YARD, and then posting it on their page, as an available cat ready for sponsorship, rescue and/or adoption. She found out about it and went to their page and confirmed it was HER cat that she thought disappeared. She was pissed, and I hoped she sued the shit out of them.
We, too, had to deal with this first hand.
Back in the 90's, we had one of our cats (Bluebell) that was trapped by a neighbor, and animal control came and picked the cat up. We knew where to look first, and sure enough, it was at the local animal control center. We went to get the cat, and had to pay a small fee to get the cat back. My daughter yelled at the neighbor and said, "I got my cat back, you bitch"! I said nothing to my daughter about it, because the woman was a hateful bitter old hag, who seemed to hate everything and everybody. So I sided with my daughter.
And, it's the fault of the people. People are so irresponsible anymore. They get a pet as a puppy or kitten, and decide they can't deal with it anymore, so they dump it off at the local shelter, and don't look back. God created these creatures too, and humans have no right to toss away God's creation like it was nothing.
If people would be responsible to spay and neuter their pets, so much of this crap will stop. They wanted that animal, they should be responsible and care for it. Another scam about the vaccine biz is, that if you want to spay or neuter you animal, many vets won't do it unless you consent to vaccines. So it's a trap to make money for pHARMaceutical companies. My God, this world is so backwards!
Have nothing against adoption, itself as some people that adopt, do end up getting a nice pet. And also, most of us animal lovers would LOVE to save them all. I know I do! But is this really the best way to get a quality pet?
Thankfully, our Miracle was given to us by a friend, who is someone we know personally. He was neutered as soon as he was old enough. And we are thankful for a local vet, who is known to be a horse vet, but sees cats and dogs too. She worked with us and didn't force anything else on us. I am still so grateful for that.
According to some of the sites below, some rescues have been found to be involved too.
This site says this... "Many who have had animals confiscated report that SPCA, HSUS, or local humane societies teamed up with Animal Control, which has police authority. What follows are case files and examples of unjust seizures (available as PDFs) by those who misuse police powers to seize healthy, happy animals. Defined by the FBI as Animal Enterprise Terrorism, animal seizures are highly profitable." ... http://www.thedogpress.com/SideEffects/Rescue-Raids_LP.asp
Pet Adoption Becoming Money-Making Business?
More on the dog rescue racket and other animal-activism follies: Mulshine
Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species
Mission creep: Dog rescues and animal shelters risk public health and safety
[Animal] Shelter or store? Most Americans say no question
I'm sure there's more out there, if you look. Many people don't realize that it's a huge business racket, and if they can't get money out of a perfectly good animal, then they'll euthanize it.
What a sorry world we live in. It deserves to end, sorry to say.