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"

Liz Fronheiser
Liz Fronheiser

For some "owners" spaying or neutering will not happen because they are too cheap and lazy to take responsibility for their pets!

Nancy Bragg
Nancy Bragg

Wed Dec 5 12 #5 All of the above! Getting your PRECIOUS BABY fixed AS SOON AS 4 months, as that is AS SOON AS they can pregnant or cause pregnancy! You will be helping to prevent the senseless OVER POPULATIONS IN shelters! & rescues & reduce the senseless need for the BARBARIC INHUMANE gas chambers, or EUTHANASIA! I am not making anything up! Adopt from a shelter or rescue! Investigate breeders! Be on the lookout, be against kitten & puppy mills! Thanks Merry Christmas.

Lee Ann Ritchie
Lee Ann Ritchie

I beleive that if you can afford to needle and spay or neuter your pets, you shoud not get one.

Linda Thomson-Bissett
Linda Thomson-Bissett

It's not to expensive! There are spay/nueter clinics all over North America. The reason people (if I can call them that) don't spay/nueter their pets is because they think they don't need to. The money spent on being a responsible owner can go towards whatever other idiot idea they have.

Joann Crocco
Joann Crocco

I also think that it is even to adopt an animal, if they would lower the expense of shelters they would not be over loaded and they would be adopted faster, I know I have adopted all my pets, but wake up, the cost of feeding them is another expense!

Carol Nowak
Carol Nowak

In our community we have C-snip which provides low cost spay and neutered so there is no excuse. I've always had rescue cats and we've always had they spayed and neutered. Our pets live long healthy lives.

Connie Henifin
Connie Henifin

My pets are all 'fixed'. But the price is too high just as other vet bills.

Lorraine Corso
Lorraine Corso

Those that don't are cheap and irresponsible! I got my cat neutered.

Diana Bain Carr
Diana Bain Carr

ITS ALL ABOUT EDUCATION.........

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