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mr.buggles' time to go - anyway for easy do it yourself home pet euthanasia?

bongoyvr
March 24th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Mr. Buggles has been with us 14 years and he is sadly sick and in pain. We can't afford the vet charges and we also want to be with him. The vet locally won't allow that. Also we do not own a gun.

I know this is crass, but are there home based methods of pain free pet euthanasia?

Thanks and good peace.

Vancouver BC

(not a real pic of Mr. Buggles but he's a mixed breed small dog under 10 pounds)

http://www.fromourheart.com/Store/images/Gund/Barkley_Dog_Small.jpg

luckypenny
March 24th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Is there a humane society or SPCA in your area? They will humanely euthanize your dog if need be.

Euthanasia fees for such a small breed dog are minimal, especially if you bring the body home with you to bury (providing your municipal bylaws allow it). An amount easily borrowed if you don't have the finances available.

LooneyBoone
March 24th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Not sure what area you are in but Toronto Animal Services used to run a low cost euthanasia clinic for the public... not sure if they still do or not but something to look into at least.

I really don't agree with the idea of a homemade euthing... shooting the animal, fine, as long as its a quick good shot but other then that I'm not too keen and don't even know how one would go about doing it. And a vet that won't allow the owners to remain with the animal as it's being PTS is NOT a good vet IMO. A dog that size shouldn't cost too much to put down anyways as long as you take the body home like luckypenny said... the main reason for the high cost is the cremation be it private or not. Some vets will even do payment plans if need be.

growler~GateKeeper
March 24th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Vancouver SPCA

ddianam
March 24th, 2009, 11:17 PM
I have never ever heard of home euthanasia at all! I kind of find this a bit disturbing, especially when you are talking about a gun or shooting the dog. Is this NORMAL????:confused:

Scuba
March 24th, 2009, 11:56 PM
If I have a chance I will ask at the Vancouver SPCA shelter for you tomorrow. The SPCA hospital is right next door.

Please check your private messages.

Scuba
March 24th, 2009, 11:58 PM
OK, just checked, you don't have private messages set up. If I find out anything I will leave a new post in this thread tomorrow.

Jim Hall
March 25th, 2009, 06:58 AM
why do i have the feeling this is a fraud I cannot believe that some oe would want to so this FIND THE MONEY!!!! isnt that what your pet deserves after 14 years?

Tundra_Queen
March 25th, 2009, 08:28 AM
I would not take a dog to a humane society unless they have changed since I worked in one. The "box" that was in the one where I worked just sucked the air out and the animal suffocated,,,,,,a terrible way to die!

Secondly I think the OP sounds like they might be a fraud. They have only posted 2 messages and nothing since yesterday. Probably a kid with a sick sense of humor.

Debbie

BenMax
March 25th, 2009, 08:29 AM
If you love your pet then find a way to ensure that he will go under vet supervision. Anything short of that is absolutely NOT RIGHT.

I am disturbed.:mad: I am praying that we are being 'had'.

Scuba
March 25th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Bongoyvr - I have asked at the Vancouver SPCA clinic for you. Basically got all the information you need. As soon as you post again in this thread or leave me a private message. I will provide you with the information.



Tundra Queen - No need to worry about the Vancouver SPCA clinic, they don't have a gas chamber or vacuum chamber.

All Pets.ca members - Lets give this person the benefit of the doubt here and let the OP reply. If OP does not get back to me, I will just treat is as a trolling incident and "IGNORE" the OP.

Bailey_
March 25th, 2009, 11:46 PM
If you love your pet then find a way to ensure that he will go under vet supervision. Anything short of that is absolutely NOT RIGHT.

I am disturbed.:mad: I am praying that we are being 'had'.

Noooooo kidding. I really don't care if this is a troll or not - a beloved pet deserves a comfortable and peaceful way to go (supervised by proffessionals). Anything else is just WRONG, in my opinion. :yuck:

bongoyvr
March 26th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Bongoyvr - I have asked at the Vancouver SPCA clinic for you. Basically got all the information you need. As soon as you post again in this thread or leave me a private message. I will provide you with the information.



Tundra Queen - No need to worry about the Vancouver SPCA clinic, they don't have a gas chamber or vacuum chamber.

All Pets.ca members - Lets give this person the benefit of the doubt here and let the OP reply. If OP does not get back to me, I will just treat is as a trolling incident and "IGNORE" the OP.


Thanks again; we'll try the SPCA.

BenMax
March 26th, 2009, 02:38 PM
With vet assistance, he will be brought over the bridge quietly and peacefully. I thank you for doing the right thing.

Jim Hall
March 26th, 2009, 03:25 PM
tier you go and sorry to hear about your pet

Scuba
March 26th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks again; we'll try the SPCA.

Do you mind me asking what your current vet is asking for the procedure and what is included in the service?

If you want to try the Vancouver SPCA, it would be best to make an appointment ahead of time. They are a very busy (all the time) clinic. The telephone number is 604-879-3571.

Some information for you:
1) Family members are allowed to be present
2) I do have some numbers and figures for you (ask and I will post it for you)
3) There is two types of cremation available (general - no ashes/ private - ashes to take home)

marko
March 28th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks for all the help in this thread...it's always so tough to make these decisions, especially when you are struggling financially... and special thanks to Scuba for going the extra mile and then some.