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TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MyloveZoZo:</b>" I really want to know....If people can't afford food how do they afford vet care? "</blockquote>




It's sad. Often the pets go without care or the owner spends money that should have gone elsewhere. I'm a landlord to mostly poor people and they all have pets while they can't afford to replace a blown tire.

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyloveZoZo:</b>" I really want to know....If people can't afford ... [snip!] ... gone elsewhere. I'm a landlord to mostly poor people and they all have pets while they can't afford to replace a blown tire."

In situations like that chances are the animal isn't getting the proper vet care. Yes, food can be expensive. But that could also be the least expensive thing. Different breeds are more likely to have illnesses and other health issues. Most people don't think of that when choosing a pet. If you can't afford to feed the animal how are you going to care for it if it gets sick or injured? Keep up on shots and different routine check ups.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MyloveZoZo:</b>" In situations like that chances are the animal isn't getting the proper vet care. Yes, food can be expensive. ... [snip!] ... feed the animal how are you going to care for it if it gets sick or injured? Keep up on shots and different routine check ups. "</blockquote>




Yup. They can't even afford Frontline or similar so the pets always get fleas ....ask me how I know. :)

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6409 posts
26th Feb '13

Why would someone own a pet that they couldn't afford to feed? With the tremendous amount of debt that this country is in I would not want to have the American taxpayers pay for my pet.

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" Why would someone own a pet that they couldn't afford to feed? With the tremendous amount of debt that this country is in I would not want to have the American taxpayers pay for my pet."</blockquote>




In the link I believe it says its a privet charity funding it.

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyloveZoZo:</b>" In situations like that chances are the animal ... [snip!] ... Yup. They can't even afford Frontline or similar so the pets always get fleas ....ask me how I know. :)"</blockquote>



Oh, tell me about it. I lived in a duplex a couple if years ago and the person next to me had 3 dogs. They were covered and she never did anything to care for them. We could get the shit bit out of us during the summer when we went into our back yard.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6409 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting MyloveZoZo:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" Why would someone own a pet that they ... [snip!] ... the American taxpayers pay for my pet."</blockquote> In the link I believe it says its a privet charity funding it."


Either way, my pet is not the financial responsibility of anyone else.

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" Either way, my pet is not the financial responsibility of anyone else."</blockquote>




I completely agree with you.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Why would someone own a pet that they couldn't afford to feed? With the tremendous amount of debt that this country is in I would not want to have the American taxpayers pay for my pet."


maybe if you would've read the article, you would know that it's through private donations, not the government. it's also not uncommon for people to get pets when they are well off and care afford them, and then hit a rough patch in life where they need help

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61627 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Either way, my pet is not the financial responsibility of anyone else."


I agree. Definitely doesn't change the fact that it is a terrible experience when "life happens" and you have to walk away from your animal in order to be responsible.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6409 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting grace life:" I agree. Definitely doesn't change the fact that it is a terrible experience when "life happens" and you have to walk away from your animal in order to be responsible. "


When life happens tough decisions have to be made, and that stinks, but I still wouldn't expect anyone to hold the financial burden of my pets.

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13

If you are having a hard time affording food for your animal you are probably struggling in other areas of your life. It would be a hard decision to give your pet away. But you are spending money on an animal that could help you feed your family or pay your bills.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61627 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" When life happens tough decisions have to be made, and that stinks, but I still wouldn't expect anyone to hold the financial burden of my pets."


And as I said, I agree.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61627 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting MyloveZoZo:" If you are having a hard time affording food for your animal you are probably struggling in other areas ... [snip!] ... to give your pet away. But you are spending money on an animal that could help you feed your family or pay your bills. "

That is what it came down to for us. Family comes first, even before the animals who feel like family. There's really no excuse. Our dog also required allergy medication, and it was just too much. I have a ton of compassion for people who are in that situation though, as I've been there, and I know how badly it all hurts.

That's Ohio 624 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting grace life:" That is what it came down to for us. Family comes first, even before the animals who feel like family. ... [snip!] ... I have a ton of compassion for people who are in that situation though, as I've been there, and I know how badly it all hurts."

I couldn't imagine. Especially having children that are attached to the pet. It has to be very hard. But you made that tough decision for the best of your family. The sad thing is many people don't.