A local cat shelter was overflowing with so many cats that they ran a campaign on the local radio to adopt a cat and to charge no fees (normally $49). In 4 days they had managed have 399 cats adopted and worked around the clock to match the right cat with a suitable owner. It was costing the shelter several thousand dollars a week to look after the cats, so should pet shelters scrap adoption fees and then a lot more cats (and dogs) would be adopted? If that is their primary objective, then it might make a lot of sense. Let us know what you think.