|Purred: Mon May 16, '11 5:40pm PST |
|I just had to put in my four paws on this.
I am so grateful that my mama adopted me, cuz I have FIV so I could be considered a special needs kitty. My mama is not low income, but she does struggle to make ends meet. She said she pays about $80 a month fur food & litter fur the three of us. She also has a Care Credit account which is completely paid off so if something happens to me or my sibs, she's got a "fund" ready. A couple months ago when I had to go to the ER & then my regular vet, my mama gladly forked over $1,100 alone fur vet bills plus another $200 or so fur transportation (mama had to take taxis) and she said she would do it again if she had to.
Also, a few years ago mama read stories from vets about some of their patients. They talked about how some people don't want unnecessary procedures or other things on their pets and said they shouldn't be pet owners, that owning a pet was a privilege and they didn't deserve to have any. Then one vet wrote about how they spend their days working hard and ending up covered in feces & ofur things and are tired of the owners who bring in their pets with very little money expecting miracles for little or no cost, how they wish they could tell those people they shouldn't own pets. That makes mama and me so mad! Mama said vets and ofur people, like some of the fancy rescue groups, need to see that not efuryone can spend a lot of money on a pet. We understand the vet's side, but to think that some vets don't think people with low incomes should own a pet is absurd and cruel. I, Solomon, think people with low incomes are some of the best pet owners around cuz they have such huge hearts!
My gamma is a cat lover. She has four kitties and just took in a pregnant stray this weekend. (We're working on finding homes fur the stray & her babies.) She only gets social security but always has money fur food, litter & other necessities fur her kitties. She cares so much about not just her kitties, but strays like this pregnant kitty, that she will go without to insure they get care and homes. Maybe some of these upper income people should try doing that sometime.
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