thats crazy too! i got Odin in Dec during my local shelter's "home for the holidays" event. he was $20. fixed, chipped, free 1st vet visit and a 15lb bag of science diet (even tho its crap, it was a nice thought).ugh so it is true? wow. I laugh at the shelter being the free route though, I have seen adoption prices $500 and up at shelters here LOL. But yes besides the point I guess.