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♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" If you can't afford the food for your pet, you shouldn't have a pet. End of story."


what if you could at first, and then lost your job, and had the dog for years...why does that person not deserve it?

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
26th Feb '13

I didn't read the article. If it's based on donations then why would you ask?

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" what if you could at first, and then lost your job, and had the dog for years...why does that person not deserve it?"


Speaking from experience, this blows. It is the worst feeling I've ever felt. I felt like I walked away from one of my children, but you just make the best choice you can. You do what you have to do to get by. Not a place I ever want to be again though.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13923 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" what if you could at first, and then lost your job, and had the dog for years...why does that person not deserve it?"


A pet is a pet. That's just how I see it.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10877 posts
26th Feb '13

If it's strictly donations, and not my tax money, then I'm okay with it.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" A pet is a pet. That's just how I see it."



ahhhh I see...

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting grace life:" Speaking from experience, this blows. It is the worst feeling I've ever felt. I felt like I walked ... [snip!] ... but you just make the best choice you can. You do what you have to do to get by. Not a place I ever want to be again though."



I could not imagine..but if someone was willing to help until I got on my feet that would be great..I would hate losing a part of my family because I got laid off.



(not happening lol) just example!

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" I could not imagine..but if someone was willing to help until I got on my feet that would be great..I ... [snip!] ... my feet that would be great..I would hate losing a part of my family because I got laid off. (not happening lol) just example!"


We tried everything. We reached out to a few nonprofit organizations, no-kill shelters, etc. Nobody could help. Not that we'd expect a handout, that's not really who we are (and we're very uncomfortable with taking govt funds.) We had to just make the call to re-home him. We found a fabulous home for him though, they still keep us posted, so I'm really happy about that. We're also back on our feet now, have been for a while, and we've moved on a bit. I still miss him though, I cry every now and then. I just miss my sweet boy.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21567 posts
status 26th Feb '13

I'm against this. If you can't afford to feed yourself and your pets then you don't need pets.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
26th Feb '13

Totally against this. While it would be good for people who had pets when they could afford them and then fell on hard times people who can't afford a pet could use this as a reason to get one and then what happens when that pet gets sick or injured? If you can't afford to pay for a pet to be treated by a vet if its necessary you shouldn't get it, it isn't fair for the animal to have to suffer because someone who couldn't afford a pet thought they should get one because they could get free food. Just in the past year my family had to spend $4000 (all in one month) because all four of our dogs got really sick at the same time and had to be kept at the vets for a week. If we couldn't afford it they would have died and that isn't fair for any pet.

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
26th Feb '13

Many shelters are struggling to feed the pets they have in them now why not give them the food help? I get people sometimes hit a rough patch and need help but I see this being abused just like government assistance often is.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23055 posts
26th Feb '13

Sounds like a good private charity.
But, if they aren't careful in how it's administered,it will be abused like the real FS program.



Next thing you know, they will be buying organic, fresh pet food, treats and then hosting parties at their homes on pet FS :)

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13

I really want to know....If people can't afford food how do they afford vet care?

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting TheNuge:" Sounds like a good private charity. But, if they aren't careful in how it's administered,it will be abused ... [snip!] ... Next thing you know, they will be buying organic, fresh pet food, treats and then hosting parties at their homes on pet FS :)"


Haha,they will use the fancy crystal dishes like they serve the cat in the fancy feast commercials.