Debbie L. Gubala
Debbie L. Gubala

if people don't spay and neuter their pets because it is too expensive then maybe the veterinarians need to lower the rates for these operations. That would be sensible.

L David Farr
L David Farr
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Or at least volunteer for Free Spay & Neuter Week! We should start to to that, right?

Meike Shaffer
Meike Shaffer
  • Debbie L. Gubala

The sad truth is that veterinarians are the biggest opponents to low cost spay/neuter clinics, because it cuts into their profits. Really makes you question why they became vets.

Olivia Morrissette
Olivia Morrissette
  • Debbie L. Gubala

If vets lower their fees much more, they'll have to cut costs somewhere, or close up shop. We don't want that. Unfortunately, people get a dog or at cat without knowing what they're getting into, and believe that the only expense is food and the rabies vaccine, which is required by law. Neutering should be required by law also, on account of the harm caused by dog and cat overpopulation.

Denise Lapointe
Denise Lapointe
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Vet's have to make a living too.There are expenses to maintaining an office, staff, medication, supplies and otherwise making a living. If you want a pet, you should consider the total of expenses. There are plenty of spay/neuter clinics available and other supportive organisations. If you get a pet and don't look after it properly in all ways you are an irresponsible, selfish pet owner. I didn't get my dogs until I had the time to pay proper attention to them and the resources to take care of them.

Kim Crowdis
Kim Crowdis
  • Debbie L. Gubala

I had several of my cats fixed by vets whose main business was spay/neuter. One vet used to pick up and deliver the animals. Another vet did 10 to 20 spay/neuter each day at his clinic.

John Browne
John Browne
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Ya don't need a vet to neuter ya dog. A rubber band works perfectly well.

Robin R Weiss
Robin R Weiss
  • Debbie L. Gubala

In know where I live there are many places all over our city where people can take their pet for low cost spay/neuter. Even so, if someone cannot afford to spay or neuter their pet how are they going to afford the regular vet costs each year including the surprises when your pet gets sick and needs to go to the vet or the medication they need or the heartworm meds and pest control meds for animals who go outside a lot? Getting a pet fixed is only the beginning of what will be thousands and...

In know where I live there are many places all over our city where people can take their pet for low cost spay/neuter. Even so, if someone cannot afford to spay or neuter their pet how are they going to afford the regular vet costs each year including the surprises when your pet gets sick and needs to go to the vet or the medication they need or the heartworm meds and pest control meds for animals who go outside a lot? Getting a pet fixed is only the beginning of what will be thousands and sometimes many thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the pet. If that is a cost one can not take on they should make the decision to get a pet that does not come with many built in costs such as smaller furries like mice, gerbils, rats or fish.

Robin R Weiss
Robin R Weiss
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Olivia Morrissette I agree to an extent on your last statement but I think that if we were to pass a law and make it mandatory for ALL cats and dogs to be fixed and most people followed this law (there always a few that don't) how long before there are no more dogs and cats. I do think that mixed breeds should be fixed but there are people out there who love their specific breed and if they are breeding their babies in a great home environment and the babies are getting love and family...

Olivia Morrissette I agree to an extent on your last statement but I think that if we were to pass a law and make it mandatory for ALL cats and dogs to be fixed and most people followed this law (there always a few that don't) how long before there are no more dogs and cats. I do think that mixed breeds should be fixed but there are people out there who love their specific breed and if they are breeding their babies in a great home environment and the babies are getting love and family attention from day one and they are in NO WAY even close to a puppy mill, although I know this is not a popular opinion with many people, I do not think they should be required to fix their cats and dogs. Essentially we would be intentionally causing an extinction imho.

Daria Gacr
Daria Gacr
  • Debbie L. Gubala

There are so many organizations in the US that offer low cost spay and neuter programs. People don't try hard enough, and more often than not, the reason I hear from people as to why they haven't had their pet fixed is actually due to apathy - "I didn't/ couldn't get around to it"

Terri Gaines
Terri Gaines

You need an "other" category. Where we live there are cultural and education issues. Many lower income white males and latinos think it's taking away a male dog's masculinity to neuter a dog. A "macho" issue.

Louise Peacock
Louise Peacock
  • Terri Gaines

Darn right. TONS of cultural groups REFUSE to neuter or spay because they believe it's wrong and "going against Nature"

Laura Scherer
Laura Scherer
  • Terri Gaines

I agree I spent many years down south in TX and I heard that one way to many times, whats worse is that they wont be educated because it is cultural.

Robin R Weiss
Robin R Weiss
  • Terri Gaines

We can only hope to educate their younger generation. With the way information flies around these days and with social media I think that the younger generation is much more educated and aware of just about everything in this day and age so we can hope that a lot of the cultural things not just in the areas of animals but in other areas of life that younger generations will start making changes for their future generations.

Daria Gacr
Daria Gacr
  • Terri Gaines

That is the BIGGEST excuse I hear, usually from men, but not always.

Marilyn Schenerman Logiudice

Stop judging people who don't neuter! I personally have done to mine and thnk with the overpopulation it should be done however maybe a person who is a loving pet owner can't afford,or plans to mate, whatever, there should be some way to affordably neuter these pets.vets are gaffing prices an I've heard pros an cons frm vets.if u can't afford proper care then don't get an animal! Our pets r people an need med attn too.if price is the problem for not neutering then how can u afford the other shots an med care yur pet will need?

Crystall Lewis Behl
Crystall Lewis Behl
  • Marilyn Schenerman Logiudice

There are several low cost places that offer spay/neutering cheap.There is no excuse for not having them done.Put away 10.00 a month until you can afford it,but get it done,,,

Daria Gacr
Daria Gacr
  • Marilyn Schenerman Logiudice

OMG. Work in rescue for a month or a year and then repost your reconsidered opinion.

Sherry Prince
Sherry Prince

It should be a priority when you get a pet! If you cant give something else up to pay for spay and neuter then you should have a pet.

Angel Wings
Angel Wings
  • Sherry Prince

should NOT have a pet!!!! anyone that cannot make the committment

Sherry Prince
Sherry Prince
  • Sherry Prince

They can buy unnessasary things but they cant take proper care of their animals?? They have their heads screwed on wrong.

Shirley Kelley
Shirley Kelley

I think it's a varity of reason's, why people don't do it, The biggest one I've seen is pure laziness, pure and simple! I got my 2 cats done free, and one of my dogs I only paid $18. No excuse what so ever not to have it done! There are several ferrel cats at different business's near where I live and animal control were called several times and you know they won't do a darn thing to stop these animal's from continueing to breed, people abuse them, throw things at them, shoot bb's at them,...

I think it's a varity of reason's, why people don't do it, The biggest one I've seen is pure laziness, pure and simple! I got my 2 cats done free, and one of my dogs I only paid $18. No excuse what so ever not to have it done! There are several ferrel cats at different business's near where I live and animal control were called several times and you know they won't do a darn thing to stop these animal's from continueing to breed, people abuse them, throw things at them, shoot bb's at them, it sickens me and my heart goes out to them! Any suggestions out there as to anything that can be done for these animals?

Tina Russell
Tina Russell
  • Shirley Kelley

There should be a group around you that does spay/neuter catch/release (trap neuter return) programs. They catch the animal, get them fixed then release them if they are "too feral". I personally don't believe anything is"too" feral, but at least it helps stop the breeding and will slowly dwindle down the population of strays. I'd rather see them placed in homes, but it's still a good program.

Robin R Weiss
Robin R Weiss
  • Shirley Kelley

I know our city has groups like that. If they cannot just catch the animal they trap it get it vetted and fixed those animals that have already been fixed will during the surgery have a small snip taken off their ear so that you will know that dog or cat has already been fixed. But of course the best solution is do not get a pet if you do not intend to take care of it properly all the way through it's life.

John Swinkels
John Swinkels

cute dog, iam not allowed to have another one.the wife said she would leave me.i reminded her where the front door was.

Monty Ward
Monty Ward
  • John Swinkels

Sorry, ill take the Dog COMPANION. Don't anyone be offended.

Crystall Lewis Behl
Crystall Lewis Behl
  • John Swinkels

Me too Monty.Reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw that said,"Husband ran off with dog,Reward for dog."

Sarah Dokis
Sarah Dokis

I rescued 2 female kittens from garbage only to have to give them up because Vets wanted $1,000 to have them both fixed. Thank God found good people who had money and they took them in, they went to 2 different homes and are happy and healthy. Sudbury Ontario Vets are way to greedy, we have a dog and cat and I take them to my daughters Vet when I visit 400 miles away and pay 1/3 of what they want here.

Crystall Lewis Behl
Crystall Lewis Behl
  • Sarah Dokis

Google low cost clinics in your area or you may request a "snip"coupon from your local animal shelter for low cost.Good luck.

Yvette Reyneke
Yvette Reyneke

WHY ISN'T THERE AN OPTION SAYING "THEY'RE JUST TOO LAZY!". I WOULD VOTE THAT 1....

Daria Gacr
Daria Gacr
  • Yvette Reyneke

Ain't that the truth!

Iret Kraham
Iret Kraham

I need to spay my cat Miss E she gave birth three times, but I cant afford it, can I get help. please

Daria Gacr
Daria Gacr
  • Iret Kraham

You need to look in your local area for low cost spay and neuter clinics - your local shelters should be able to point you in the right direction. Unfortunately, those 8-12 kittens your cat had, and you probably gave away or just let them out have only added to the population problem. Hey, I live on a very small income, dedicate a small amount of money from whenever you get your check, because in the time that you have had all those kittens, I have absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind, you could...

You need to look in your local area for low cost spay and neuter clinics - your local shelters should be able to point you in the right direction. Unfortunately, those 8-12 kittens your cat had, and you probably gave away or just let them out have only added to the population problem. Hey, I live on a very small income, dedicate a small amount of money from whenever you get your check, because in the time that you have had all those kittens, I have absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind, you could have saved up enough money to have her fixed even at a regular cost vet clinic.

Elizabeth M Charlton
Elizabeth M Charlton

Last time I checked my vet was charging $600.00 ( That is the correct price ) to spay an adult female cat.Much more for a dog. Cat's teeth cleaned about $900.00. To have the cat put to sleep in the ER is $550.00 with a client discount.Yes my 5 cats & dog are spayed/neutered but I can see why some might be deterred by the cost.

Crystall Lewis Behl
Crystall Lewis Behl
  • Elizabeth M Charlton

Thats why there a low cost clinics and specials offered at the local humane society.I agree,vet prices are insane these days.

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