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For Poor Families, an Added Burden

badger
June 30th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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growler~GateKeeper
July 4th, 2007, 03:53 AM
the link didn't work :confused:
can you try again?

badger
July 4th, 2007, 09:46 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/30/us/30dogs.html

papillonmama
July 4th, 2007, 09:55 AM
That's how we got our first dog when I was a kid, they just left him at the end of our driveway. I have no idea why, he was the best dog ever, he listened well and was helpful around the yard. *sigh* It really is a shame. :sad:

growler~GateKeeper
July 4th, 2007, 04:22 PM
thanks badger;) :highfive:

what a sad way to be treated for a supposedly formerly loved pet - how anyone can dump them is beyond me. If they don't want to pay to keep the animal in a comfortable lifestyle they should never get them in the 1st place

kudos :thumbs up to those who are taking in the abandoned furbabies & those for rescuing more

I know how it is with limited funds - you do what ever is necessary for them 1st before you think of yourself - my Duffy :cat: (14yr then she 16 now) was dx w/mild hyperthyroidism 2yrs ago & I opted for radioactive iodine tx $$$$ borrowed from my boss for the sx she's fine levels are all good now :)

I spend more $ a month on her food than I do on mine:D

badger
July 4th, 2007, 04:33 PM
There are a few people here with hyperthyroid cats who would be very interested in hearing about Duffy's radioactive iodine treatment. Care to share some of the details?

As for the article, I had no problem relating to the 'save now, think-it-through-later mentality (although not to the extent of some of the people profiled). We can't help outselves, it seems :crazy:

chico2
July 4th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Thank's Badger,although it's very sad some idiots choose to dump their dogs this way,there still are people with good hearts,bigger hearts than wallets..
I wish more vets would set aside time to treat animals in need,either for free or at a small cost.
My old vet(Hazel)had $10 rabies clinics and she also s/n at a lower cost,to poor people a couple of times a month.
She used to tell me,"I'll take it back from people like you":laughing:

chico2
July 4th, 2007, 05:04 PM
About the radioactive iodine treatment,I considered it,however the recovery is long as is the stay at the vets,my Rocky would be more crazy than he already is.
So far he is doing ok on a low dose of his meds,but who knows what happens in the future,maybe we'll have to go for the radioactive treatment.

mummummum
July 4th, 2007, 05:40 PM
What a great story (re: the volunteer clinics). Thirty years ago I got my Dobie when a bunch of drunk guys showed up on our property with a shotgun asking for $20 (quite a bit of money back then to them) for the dog. I thought at the time and think now that Rory had bit someone and the township found out he wasn't tagged or vaccinated. Needless to say I paid the drunk guys their asking price. Rory lived a happy boy to 15.

growler~GateKeeper
July 5th, 2007, 04:38 AM
There are a few people here with hyperthyroid cats who would be very interested in hearing about Duffy's radioactive iodine treatment. Care to share some of the details?

Badger & Chico2 I started a new thread with our RaId story here:

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=447623#post447623

Chico2 glad Rocky is doing good on the meds :) :)
I have embedded some info from VeterinaryPartner.com site that was given to me I found it very useful not sure if everyone was aware of the site it is informative and what the clinics use to print info for clients.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com