Well this is tough but I will just be blatantly honest. I don't think ANYONE has the right to tell someone who can do what, when, where, and how. We can only suggest. Anything outside of a polite suggestion is out of bounds. Second, I feel like this, there are so many people out there with money, saved, in the bank, that take such P
S poor care of their animals that money has nothing to do with it at all. Poodles, and all kinds of breed dogs. It takes a kind heart, with some finance savvy to learn how to do it all, not just money!
No grant you, I don't expect someone to go and get a cat/dog or any other animal and they can't put food on their own tables and are starving to death, but I do expect those who aren't made of money, and blessed with the best jobs to still want the comfort of an animal. Why should that privelage be taken away from them b/c they can't afford hundreds at a time. If you want good pet owners show them how to save, clip coupons, utilize neuter scooters, come in on special days, use low income clinics. NOT just tell them ooh you don't fall in this income bracket or that income bracket so you can't have one. You may find those who have just enough to get by may be those who are willing to go the extra mile.
I'm sorry I have just seen too many people with money not give a HOOT about their pet, and I have seen those with very little come out of their last to ensure the saftey thereof, but see I grew up having and the moment I got grown and on my own with a child at a young age and decided to take care of me and mine I found out what it was like NOT to have too. And to answer the question of whether or not people have money and then have children ??? Not to be funny be you're kidding right? Do you know how many teen pregnancies, and unplanned pregnancies there are in the world. Yet, there are good parents who inspite of find a way to come up and do what they have to do, I know, I was one of them. But no every time someone has a child they aren't waiting with thousands in the bank, I wish but not so. So sometimes you have to make a way. Limit the amount of funds that one should have to be able to take care of a pet, and you limit the amount of good homes that pets can good to.
You also have to take into account those who had and lost jobs, got laid off, are in temporary hard situations. I don't know I guess I have seen a lot, and I have been in the havs AND the have nots so I have a more BROAD perspective on life and I thank God for it! I love my kids and my cats. I would do anything for them both b/c they mean a LOT to me. I am not poor yet I am not rich, but I do what I MUST. Yes insurance is a good investment especially if you have more than one animal, but if you can afford that then do find ways to save, clip coupons, go to Petstores when they are doing free/discounted vaccinations. I guess I'm done, but please be sensitive to all situations when you discuss what people should have based on finances b/c it could be you. Life doesn't guarantee you anything.