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.

Angel Gacr
Angel 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"

Jack Forster
Jack Forster

There are a increasing number of very low cost spay/neuter clinics being offered most cities. There is no reason(except for being lazy and ignorant)not to spay/neuter your pet.

Jack Forster
Jack Forster

One of the animal groups I volunteer for(OPSPOT)has a mobile spay/neuter unit. We go to low income area's and spay/neuter animals for ten dollars. A increasing number of cities are begining to offer these safe, low cost clinics like this.

Maria Conde
Maria Conde

Shelters should do it for free.
We would not end up with so many homeless pets.

Patricia M. Jones
Patricia M. Jones

If they would only get a mutt from a shelter the pet is already spayed or neutered; the great shame is that so many animals are euthanized annually because of human indifference and/or stupidity.

Julie Urquhart
Julie Urquhart

I have 4 stray cats and a rescue dog get your animal neutered.

Tim Scott
Tim Scott

MOST PEOPLE should be spayed, or, neutered...

Anita Biers
Anita Biers

Spaying and neutering should be mandatory. And low costs spays should always be offered by veterinarians who are in the business to help the animals not make themselves rich. Also puppy mills should be abolished (even in those private religious sects who think they are exempt from the rules and who continue to torture animals) and breeding should be very very limited. It should never be done for profit. If all these would occur, in time, the need for shelters and rescues would be very ...

Spaying and neutering should be mandatory. And low costs spays should always be offered by veterinarians who are in the business to help the animals not make themselves rich. Also puppy mills should be abolished (even in those private religious sects who think they are exempt from the rules and who continue to torture animals) and breeding should be very very limited. It should never be done for profit. If all these would occur, in time, the need for shelters and rescues would be very limited and euthanization of healthy animals would be almost unheared of. If only this were an achievable goal and not wishful thinkikng.

Kim Fors
Kim Fors

Don't get a pet if you can't afford what goes along with it.

Shelley Higgs
Shelley Higgs

I had one of my cats cremated and returned to me, but I was lucky, I only had to share the crematarium with one other cat. They took out what my cat weighed before cremation and I got exactly that amount in a zip lock baggie. They only charged me $25.00 because I was soooo distraught. I am planning on having my three little dogs cremated and my two cats as well. I have one Chiweenie that is going blind and is crabby and he's a good 14 years old. I have another dog that is part poodle and...

I had one of my cats cremated and returned to me, but I was lucky, I only had to share the crematarium with one other cat. They took out what my cat weighed before cremation and I got exactly that amount in a zip lock baggie. They only charged me $25.00 because I was soooo distraught. I am planning on having my three little dogs cremated and my two cats as well. I have one Chiweenie that is going blind and is crabby and he's a good 14 years old. I have another dog that is part poodle and part Chihuahua and she is about 7-8 years old and already tuning grey and I have a teacup Chihuahua that is a year and a half. If I have to put them in my deep freeze until I'm ready to cremate them, then I will. These animals are my babies and I want the best for them even after death. And I want them close to me as well. Vets need to take another look at how they handle, money-wise, death of pets and the disposal of the remains. Others may think that is sick, but it's been done, and done well, and it doesn't mess up your frozen foods either. How can we make a change on either of these two topicsa?

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