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post #1 of 19
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i just need to vent, so vent i shall



why why why do people spent hundreds of dollars on pure bred animals when thet can't afford them or take them to the vet to get vaccinated, refuse the fallow up boosters because "its too expensive" then when the dog gets sick make an appointment, cancel, then make another appointment, then cancel then make another appointment then cancel it yet again. call the emergency center and refuse to come because of the cost then yell at the staff because of it, come in to the clinic i work for at 8am (yes we are open but appointments start at 9am) throw a fit because the dog is sick (because its our fault somehow), refuse to pay for tests run when the dog came back (only a fecal and a parvo test) complained about the cost of treatment options, and the cost of euthinasia, complained some more about how we were "ripping them off" and said that he would "shoot the dog himself" and left with out paying.

my question, if you can't afford it, why get the a pet that requires veterinary care under state law (in PA anyway). Pa state law requires that all dogs are vaccinated and licenced, all indoor cats and all ferrets are vaccinated for rabies and (i think for ferrets) distemper


it blows my mind when these animals come in. the poor dears are all most always skin and bone, scared, little to no vaccinations, and so ill that the likelyhood of the pet living even with treatment is low.


grrrr supid people
post #2 of 19
I know what you mean, people that can't afford a pet SHOULDN'T own one. I get so sick of people saying "I can't take him to the vet because I don't have the money"

OK we aren't rich but the pets come FIRST. No questions.
post #3 of 19
I also get sick of that! I can totally understand if something comes up and a person can't afford vet care because of a life circumstance beyond their control, but why someone who can't afford a pet in the first place would do this is beyond me. My guess is that they were willing to fork out a few hundred dollars for a pure breed because it was a social status thing, but when the dog or cat actually starts requiring care and responsibility it just isn't worth it. One more reason why backyard breeders are horrible!
post #4 of 19
I am so sorry that you have to deal with people like that...and those poor,poor animals. That is sooo SAD! I hope that your job will be taking those creeps to small claims court - better yet, Judge Judy and hit them hard their ever-so-precious pocketbook. I pray that they have a change of heart, somehow, someway,so that their animals are better off. By the way, are you allowed to notify the breeders that these people are mistreating/neglecting their purebred, or is confidentiality an issue?
post #5 of 19
See that's the kind of stuff that ticks me off! And well I don't want to repeat what anyone else has already brought up, but....... our pets are like our children. Some people just don't think about it or do their research before getting a pet. Aaarrgggh!

Btw, it's so nice to see everyone again. I know I haven't been on here for ages, but works been keeping me pretty busy. Hehe!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by 2rascalkitties
See that's the kind of stuff that ticks me off! And well I don't want to repeat what anyone else has already brought up, but....... our pets are like our children. Some people just don't think about it or do their research before getting a pet. Aaarrgggh!

Btw, it's so nice to see everyone again. I know I haven't been on here for ages, but works been keeping me pretty busy. Hehe!
Nice to see you Erin!
post #7 of 19
Some people are just beyond belief. I know a lot of you feel the same way I do, if one of my babies was ill it wouldn't matter what the cost was, I'd find the money somehow. Mind you, I also knew before I brought them home that I could afford to look after them, and can afford to keep them in the lifestyle they are quickly becoming acustomed to!
post #8 of 19
Im buying less food for my self so i can put some money into his savings account.
post #9 of 19
the only pure breed cat we have is barnaby and he was a rescue cat,the brothers are mixed breeds,and my dogs a x breed.but id go hungry if my animals needed vet treatment.
alot of ppl get a pure breed animal as way of a fashion accesory,well here in london they do,dress the poor things up and leave them all day cooped up in their houses/flats (apartments) all day while they are off out to oxford street to pamper themselves.(its ok pet subject of mine )
if your out all day everyday u shouldnt have a cat or a dog,they need company to pet them and just talk to them
post #10 of 19
I kind of take exception to the "purebreed" remarks. I have a purebreed that I bought from a breeder simply because I think Siamese cats are very beautiful and it was my dream to have a blue/lilac point.

I also only have one (not counting our daughter's who also lives with us) because I'm comfortable that I can afford one and any expenses that may go with owning him.
post #11 of 19
Have y'all ever noticed that while they are whining that pet care is too expensive they are driving a pricy car or wearing pricy clothes or have the 2000.00 dollar TV or whatever but 50.00 dollars for the Vet??/ Oh my Gawd I can't afford that...Makes me wanna shoot someone...Now you set me off...lol
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I kind of take exception to the "purebreed" remarks. I have a purebreed that I bought from a breeder simply because I think Siamese cats are very beautiful and it was my dream to have a blue/lilac point.

I also only have one (not counting our daughter's who also lives with us) because I'm comfortable that I can afford one and any expenses that may go with owning him.
I think you are finding an insult where there is none. the posters are clearly talking about people who buy "Purebreds" as a fashion/wealth statement then don't look after them. They are not criticizing people like you who have bought a "purebred" and treat it with the love and care it deserves.
post #13 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosemite
I kind of take exception to the "purebreed" remarks. I have a purebreed that I bought from a breeder simply because I think Siamese cats are very beautiful and it was my dream to have a blue/lilac point.

I also only have one (not counting our daughter's who also lives with us) because I'm comfortable that I can afford one and any expenses that may go with owning him.

i am only refering to those who buy purebred animals who don't really have the money to do so. or any animal beyond a fish. people walk in with what should be a beautiful main coon, or rotti but the animals are so sick because they either didn't get vaccinated in the first place or didn't go to the vet at the first sign of a problem they they look aweful. coupled with the "i don't have any money" claim is a wonder how they can afford to feed the pet let alone buy one. (because they go to a breeder or pet store according to the client information.) most owners we get in no matter what type of pet (pure bred, or hienz 56) are repsonisble. but the ones who annoy me are those who get the animals but don't have the money to care for them. thats what this post is about
post #14 of 19
OK my friends, I humbly apologize for taking offense and back down with a request for your understanding.

I agree wholeheartedly with all of you that ANYONE who gets ANY animal just to "show off" and not care for it properly should be banned from EVER owning one.

These wonderful creatures trust us to protect and care for them and in return give us unconditional love. They deserve the same in return.
post #15 of 19
One of my ex-coworkers has a dog and I really don't know how many cats. They never go to the vet, the dog has ear mites all the time and I don't know how many litters the cats have a year. And she was mad that I didn't call her before I got Bakker. Like I knew she had kittens. She is always taking about taking them in to get spayed and nuetered when we have the money. You have money for beer and cigarettes. Just cut back on them for a couple of weeks-you will have the money.
Like that would ever happen. Many people were surprised to hear how much money I sepnt on Tommie a stray who lived in my garage-the short time I had him-it was worth every penny. Different strokes for different folks I guess. People need to get their priorities straight when it comes to pet ownership.
post #16 of 19
People definitely should not have pets (purebred or otherwise) or CHILDREN, for that matter, if they cannot take responsibility for the expenses that will undoubtedly arise .
post #17 of 19
When I got Bob I spent close to $500 taking him to the vet to deal with open wounds he got from cat fights. (The person who found him already had him fixed, and the wounds weren't responding to the antibiotics he got at the time.) We went through 4 separate rounds of antibiotics. Everyone (except my parents) thought I was crazy and the wounds would heal on their own. Would you not take your children or another loved one for medical care if they were suffering?

I once worked with a woman who bought a Maltese dog from a pet store around the time my family rescued a Jack Russell puppy that was going to be put down. I asked my co-worker when she was going to get the dog spayed (around the time the JRT got neutered) and she told me that she planned to breed the dog to make up the money she laid out on buying it. We didn't talk a lot after that. I leave breeding to responsible breeders. That's a responsibility I just don't want.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
thats annoying too. "we are going to breed her" they then don't check for temperment, health, or genetic disorders.
post #19 of 19
When elliot had Giardia, or started showing signs (it is a parasite that will give diarhea at least, and maybe cramps and a fever) I started showing signs two days after, before we got him into the vet. But instead of me going to the doctors, I took elliot in, because it doesnt bother me all that much, the cramping went away fter about three days, but it could have killed him if he had gotten too dehydrated. Heck, I think I STILL have ti because we havent been able to afford it. Its not like we are really poor or anything, but my mom's hours have been cut so she hasnt been making as much money. I would ALWAYS put my cats before myself unless it was something really bad.. if my cat and I were having a heart attack at the same time, and I couldnt drag him and myself to the vets, then I dont think I would be able to drag myself to the doctors

(Ok so tahts a bit extreme but you get the point )

Those people sound like idiots. If only the law was "do onto you what you do onto others" so you could infect them with a disease and put their dog in charge of taking them to the hospital.
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