Anyone who has ever had a medical problem with their pet and has looked for financial help will know what I am about to say...
Twice now I have had medical emergencies with pets that I have saved from others. Both times I tried enlisting the help of any vet or the humane society to help me as I couldn't at the time afford the huge bills. The first time I rescued a pregnant cat who needed a c section and was told to bring her into be euthanized because they didn't do payment plans or anything to help me out. So I took her across the river where did they not only take her in without an appointment or extra fees, they gave her the section as well as a spaying, AND gave me about 400 dollars off which cost me just over 300 instead of the well over 1000 here.
I had another cat brought to me who I was told was fixed. She began bleeding at night and everyone I called once again told me to Euthanize her. She ended up passing a placenta at my home the next day which stopped the bleeding, so obviously she wasn't fixed.
Across the river I was told that it is ILLEGAL to euthanize an animal for that reason that they have to help it. I dont know if that really is the way it works over here or not, but I think it is disgusting that they would just kill a PREGNANT or an animal in ACTIVE LABOUR and ask YOU to PAY for the euthanization rather than save the animal. Why the hell are they in the practice if they dont have the desire to help the animal in need. Not many people have like 800 dollars which it would have cost me to get that c section ALONE over here. Can they not at least have a payment plan?? That's alot of money for even a well to do person, let alone the average person.
For any vet who may be reading this, SHAME on you and the practice you have comitted yourself to. I can't help but wonder how you sleep at night or if you see the faces of all the animals you killed needlessly in your dreams, because I assure you that all the owners who like me came to you for help and were turned away and lost a loved one, our pets, because of it, do see them in ours.