unadoptable


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unadoptable

(ˌʌnəˈdɒptəbəl)
adj
(of children or animals) not able to be adopted or placed in a home
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Adj.1.unadoptable - difficult to place in an adoptive homeunadoptable - difficult to place in an adoptive home
adoptable - suitable or eligible for adoption; "a shortage of adoptable babies"
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An advisory board to the BLM recently recommended euthanizing unadoptable burros and horses to alleviate the overcrowding problem--the agency subsequently said it wouldn't be following that recommendation.
The organization's strategic process is to match healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving and permanent adoptive homes, to provide long-term care for unadoptable animals, to offer a variety of equine-based activity programs, and to educate neighboring communities about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted and/or slaughter-bound animals.
Most candidates are from municipal shelters--feral cats or those with behavior problems that make them unadoptable, Smith says.
Oddly shaped, sad-sack, unadoptable Kekoa looked so defeated at the shelter that Vogelsang took her out of pity and then had to deal with her incredibly vocal separation anxiety (indistinguishable from alarms and sirens), destructive pantry-raiding, flatulence, and growing incontinence.
Part of the negative and unadoptable values in African cultural heritage is the level of its religiosity, and this is evident in their hurried allusion and attribution of all causal explanations of phenomena in the world of spirit and other unanalysable mystical powers (Gyekye 1997).
Web service power in facing problems of unadoptable ability of independency systems, leads, and its significant role in developing commencing applications.
I wanted to create a relationship between a childless man and an unadoptable orphan.
The humane society originally thought Missy was unadoptable because of her shyness around other dogs and people.
Among the opportunities for growth is, during her orphanage stay, a memorable chance to make life better for some severely disabled, unadoptable children.
A commercial memoir produced with the aid of a credited ghostwriter, this book is about a successful businessman in ranching who managed to secure a federal contract that paid him to run a sanctuary for 1500 unadoptable wild horses on a ranch he had purchased in South Dakota.
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