Wowee! I am a member of another site about dogs and these issues happen all the time. It is natural for anyone on here to want to educate about spaying and neutering. What I see, though, is somebody who stated earlier that she didn't know the things we are saying when she first got her dog,
which is why it was not spayed. She was not a member of this or any other board, and came on here to get educated and find some like-minded people. She has already stated that she understands now. Let's not drive her away from the site by banging through a message that she has said she understands - and that was learned by coming on this site in the first place.
And the point made about all the unspayed animals running around her house is a valid one. The point that she needs to get now
is that waiting is NOT an option, vets will sort you out financially and let you pay things off so that you can get out of these situations quickly and prevent things from getting worse. So, Brittwarwi, that is my only advice to you. I think that perhaps, like many others, you have been inadvertently irresponsible, but hopefully will in time become very responsible, which is a wonderful thing.
Plebayo, of course your opinion is free. But what makes it relevant is how you project it. Being superior is not going to help here. Everyone
who is on this site is concerned for animal welfare, not just you. It is a theme that constantly runs through our threads. However, this is a friendly, lovely site where people make an effort to understand each other, be friends and be kind. Giving this girl a hard time is not what we are about, and saying that you don't care what the story or excuse is, unfortunately, makes you the narrow minded one in this argument. Being only 18 yourself I can understand why you may not be able to see all sides of a story, but your values are to be applauded. Animal welfare is a serious issue. But more messages are received and listened to when delivered with maturity and understanding than with high-handedness and close-mindedness. More people will take what you have to say more seriously if you are able to acknowledge all
sides and still
make a good argument.
So, let's be friends, let's be nice, and let's leave this where it is because the points have been made and we want Birttwarwi to hang around and keep learning!