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2013-02-26 10:01:36 AM  
If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?
 
2013-02-26 10:02:31 AM  
You know the cats will just sell 'em at sixty cents on the dollar so they can get catnip.
 
2013-02-26 10:04:08 AM  
I just kill the neighborhood cats, boil the meat, clean the meat off the bones and bag it in portions.  My dog loves it.  Can't do it all the time because there aren't enough cats for daily meals.... but it does offset.
 
2013-02-26 10:04:49 AM  

I read fark for the pics: If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?


You mean for yourself, your spouse and your kids? Good question.
 
2013-02-26 10:06:42 AM  
"We're not looking for government funding at this point," Okon said.
...
The country does not have a federal pet food stamp program.


I look forward to seeing my Republican Facebook friends post something about Obama's new Pet Food Stamps program any minute now.
 
2013-02-26 10:08:06 AM  

BMFPitt: "We're not looking for government funding at this point," Okon said.
...
The country does not have a federal pet food stamp program.

I look forward to seeing my Republican Facebook friends post something about Obama's new Pet Food Stamps program any minute now.


Forward it to their email. For the lulz.
 
2013-02-26 10:09:21 AM  

I read fark for the pics: If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?


That's the next handout.....wait fo it......
 
2013-02-26 10:09:29 AM  
Why would they need these?  The low-income people around here just buy ground round for their dogs on their EBT cards.

Seriously.
 
2013-02-26 10:10:12 AM  
Is there a strategy to wean these animals off of this assistance, or are they paving the way for litter after litter, generation after generation, of dogs and cats dependent on welfare ?
 
2013-02-26 10:10:38 AM  
Even Lady & the Tramp needed handouts to survive.
 
2013-02-26 10:11:15 AM  
Drug tests should be required before being issued.
 
2013-02-26 10:14:48 AM  
Are they doing a financial background check on people who sign up? How about you lose the Tripple-play bundle and unlimited data plans for your 5 smart phones first before you stick your hand out for a freebie. I have 4 dogs. Granted they're small but it's only about $40  month to feed them. How hard is it to come up with $40?
 
2013-02-26 10:15:53 AM  

bim1154: Drug tests should be required before being issued.


This.  We should be testing for catnip and other drugs in pets.
/my dog is a recovering coke addict.
 
2013-02-26 10:20:25 AM  
Back in the 70s I had a German Shepherd named "Toke".  At that time I smoked more weed in a day than most people smoked in a week.  Anyway, Toke was appropriately named at that time and I would blow smoke in his face.  He would just sit there and stare at me the whole time.  To be honest with you I don't know if he got a buzz or not, but he sure didn't protest it.

Really sad end to old Toke, he loved chasing butterflies and chased one right out into the road and got hit by a gravel truck.  Nothing was the same after that.
 
2013-02-26 10:21:56 AM  

bim1154: Back in the 70s I had a German Shepherd named "Toke".  At that time I smoked more weed in a day than most people smoked in a week.  Anyway, Toke was appropriately named at that time and I would blow smoke in his face.  He would just sit there and stare at me the whole time.  To be honest with you I don't know if he got a buzz or not, but he sure didn't protest it.

Really sad end to old Toke, he loved chasing butterflies and chased one right out into the road and got hit by a gravel truck.  Nothing was the same after that.


Well this was suppose to be a "quote" for GalFriday,but what ever the fu(k Fark did to the way shiat works now, it'shiat or miss on quotes.
 
2013-02-26 10:22:37 AM  
I'm a red-blooded True American. Work hard every day at Billy Jo Bob's NASCAR Merchandise Emporium. But when I go to the pet store, all I can afford for my little Muffykins is that off-brand cat food. You know the stuff. It's stocked on the bottom shelf, and is called something like Pureena Qualitty Food for Cats, and half the writing is in Chinese and it advertises itself as "Now with 20% MORE melamine!" So the other day, I'm there at the Petco, waiting in line, and sure enough, there's one of them welfare queens in line--real urban like, if you know what I mean--and her cart is full of that high-falootin', brand-name cat food. And the good stuff, too. Not that "Chicken Spleens and Gravy" flavor, but the good shiat, like "Fancy Feast Wild Caught Grilled Samon in a Savory Sauce with Rice and Garden Greens." That shiat's like $1.20 a can! The checkout girl rings her up, and I just about shiat a brick when she whipped out a Pet EBT card to pay for it all! And then, when Sha-Nee-Kwa saw she still had $5 on the card, she grabbed one of them fancy, battery-powered squeaky mice off the rack and said, "Y'all thow this on there too!" And she cackled all the way out to her car, no doubt glorying in how her cat is sticking it to the Man.

Ooooh, I was so mad. My little Muffykins has to make do with nothing but rubber bands and old bread bag ties as toys, and this ghetto queen is allowed to buy fancy toys with my tax money! Thanks a lot, Fartbongo!
 
2013-02-26 10:24:38 AM  

FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: Forward it to their email. For the lulz.


If I am going to start the rumor, I'm going to create an image macro infographic and send it directly to the Tea Party.  Preferably with DERP hidden in there somewhere.  (So far I have Dog Entitlements something Program.)  Go big or go home.
 
2013-02-26 10:31:31 AM  
Your dog wants steak entitlements.
 
2013-02-26 10:33:30 AM  

Mikey1969: I read fark for the pics: If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?

You mean for yourself, your spouse and your kids? Good question.


On single spouse income.  Wife became jaundiced and very weak a month ago.  Insurance from Temp Agency is worthless and over priced.  Currently getting hit with medical bills that are more expensive than the entirety of our monthly income and a medical industry that likes to hand out 500$ test and 300$ doctor visits to their patients like their very existence was somehow tied to getting the people under their care to spend as much and as often as possible.

Not poor enough for medicare, not rich enough to afford this life threaten illness thats not going away.  So getting a kick out of your post!

/Obamacare aint gonna fix shiat either.  Nothing will.
 
2013-02-26 10:34:47 AM  

BMFPitt: Preferably with DERP hidden in there somewhere. (So far I have Dog Entitlements something Program.)


"reparation"

it may not fit perfectly but would probably make tea party people go bat-shiat
 
2013-02-26 10:37:30 AM  

BMFPitt: "We're not looking for government funding at this point," Okon said.
...
The country does not have a federal pet food stamp program.

I look forward to seeing my Republican Facebook friends post something about Obama's new Pet Food Stamps program any minute now.


Too late; my wingnut coworker at break just a few minutes ago was ranting about "now you can get Food Stamps for pet food!!!". Yeah, he spoke with the extra exclamation points.

/thinks the program is a good idea
//furry family members need food too
///not that kind of furry you perverts
 
2013-02-26 10:38:12 AM  
Yesterday I was at my local Kroger buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog and was
in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had an elephant?

So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Kroger won't let me shop there anymore.
 
2013-02-26 10:42:56 AM  
and yall keep voting Democrat...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-26 10:43:19 AM  

abhorrent1: Are they doing a financial background check on people who sign up? How about you lose the Tripple-play bundle and unlimited data plans for your 5 smart phones first before you stick your hand out for a freebie. I have 4 dogs. Granted they're small but it's only about $40  month to feed them. How hard is it to come up with $40?


for some people? pretty damned hard, you farking tool.  I've seen people at foodbanks asking the employees if they have any pet food, and being willing to trade some of the meager food assistance they are getting for something for thier pets.  And you know what? I live inthe richest farking county IN AMERICA, and yet that foodbank is always packed and always in need of donations.  Poverty is all around you and sometimes where you least expect it.  A person can lose a job, and while they have all the outward trappings of a sucessful middle class life, thier mortgage is now badly in arrears and they're hoping to hang on until foreclosure,  they are parking their car in different places every night to duck the repo man, an they keep paing thier monthly cell phone bill because they simply can't afford the early termination clause on the contract.  Those folk are pathetically greatful when someone gies them a 20lb tub of kitty litter or a big bag of food because it's one more expense they don;t have to dip into their meager cash reserves for.
 
2013-02-26 10:52:40 AM  

orclover: Mikey1969: I read fark for the pics: If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?

You mean for yourself, your spouse and your kids? Good question.

On single spouse income.  Wife became jaundiced and very weak a month ago.  Insurance from Temp Agency is worthless and over priced.  Currently getting hit with medical bills that are more expensive than the entirety of our monthly income and a medical industry that likes to hand out 500$ test and 300$ doctor visits to their patients like their very existence was somehow tied to getting the people under their care to spend as much and as often as possible.

Not poor enough for medicare, not rich enough to afford this life threaten illness thats not going away.  So getting a kick out of your post!

/Obamacare aint gonna fix shiat either.  Nothing will.


One of the things that needs to get fixed is just getting the insurance companies to comply with the actual laws in place. Before I left Phoenix, I had a chiropractor who gave you a discount for paying cash because he had so much bullshiat with the insurance companies. I got something like 15 visits pre-approved, and then paid a s a cash customer after that. About a year later, I was in one day, and he called me back in the office to show me the original 15 bills, all still unpaid, when they were supposed to have been paid by the insurance companies within 30 days of being billed. By law. I moved about a year later, and I would bet he was STILL trying to get those visits paid for at that point.

They already don't follow the law, so I don't know if more laws are going to help us at all.

/Good luck with your health issues, hope something happens to get you guys some insurance...
 
2013-02-26 10:55:59 AM  

Iceman_Cometh: Yesterday I was at my local Kroger buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog and was
in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had an elephant?

So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Kroger won't let me shop there anymore.


I believe that you are my new hero...
 
2013-02-26 11:11:01 AM  

Mikey1969: /Good luck with your health issues, hope something happens to get you guys some insurance...


Wife sent me a message an hour ago.  Results are in from one of the two test on Friday.  Hep-E.  Dodged a bullet there.  If it wasn that we were looking at the big C depending on what the sonogram showed. Bills over a grand so far.  Cancer would have had us selling our house to pay for it all.

/god bless America eh?
 
2013-02-26 11:11:01 AM  

Mikey1969: orclover: Mikey1969: I read fark for the pics: If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?

You mean for yourself, your spouse and your kids? Good question.

On single spouse income.  Wife became jaundiced and very weak a month ago.  Insurance from Temp Agency is worthless and over priced.  Currently getting hit with medical bills that are more expensive than the entirety of our monthly income and a medical industry that likes to hand out 500$ test and 300$ doctor visits to their patients like their very existence was somehow tied to getting the people under their care to spend as much and as often as possible.

Not poor enough for medicare, not rich enough to afford this life threaten illness thats not going away.  So getting a kick out of your post!

/Obamacare aint gonna fix shiat either.  Nothing will.

One of the things that needs to get fixed is just getting the insurance companies to comply with the actual laws in place. Before I left Phoenix, I had a chiropractor who gave you a discount for paying cash because he had so much bullshiat with the insurance companies. I got something like 15 visits pre-approved, and then paid a s a cash customer after that. About a year later, I was in one day, and he called me back in the office to show me the original 15 bills, all still unpaid, when they were supposed to have been paid by the insurance companies within 30 days of being billed. By law. I moved about a year later, and I would bet he was STILL trying to get those visits paid for at that point.

They already don't follow the law, so I don't know if more laws are going to help us at all.

/Good luck with your health issues, hope something happens to get you guys some insurance...


We deserve better than "hoping something happens." Why don't we have universal, single-payer health care like every other civilized part of the world?
 
2013-02-26 11:30:55 AM  
Another reason chickens are awesome pets. Chicken feed is dirt cheap (and they can supplement themselves very well with what they find in your yard), they actually give you food every day, and when they're too old to lay eggs you can still toss them in the stew pot without feeling too bad about it.
 
2013-02-26 11:35:19 AM  
Why should everyone be taken care of? Talk about entitlement.
 
2013-02-26 11:40:01 AM  

clane: and yall keep voting Democrat...

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It's a private charity, Einstein.
 
2013-02-26 11:41:57 AM  
I see.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-26 11:42:19 AM  
highwayrun:
We deserve better than "hoping something happens." Why don't we have universal, single-payer health care like every other civilized part of the world?

We haven't been civilized in a very very long time, and thats just the physical health care.  Dont even get me started on the mental health care clusterfark in this country.

/doggy health insurance is like $12 a month, wtf.
 
2013-02-26 11:43:21 AM  

Iceman_Cometh: Yesterday I was at my local Kroger buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog and was
in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had an elephant?

So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Kroger won't let me shop there anymore.


ilovethispostsomuch.jpg
 
2013-02-26 12:08:12 PM  

bim1154: I just kill the neighborhood cats, boil the meat, clean the meat off the bones and bag it in portions.  My dog loves it.  Can't do it all the time because there aren't enough cats for daily meals.... but it does offset.


What the f*ck, man?

How am I supposed to eat if you give all my secrets away?
 
2013-02-26 12:14:24 PM  
Maryland SPCA has been running a program like this, meals on wheels style, for a few years now. Very successful. 400,000 lbs of food last year, IIRC.
 
2013-02-26 12:18:10 PM  
Just do what we did and let the mongrel run the neighborhood and eat out of trash cans.
 
2013-02-26 12:20:39 PM  

I read fark for the pics: If you can't afford food, how can you afford proper medical care if they become sick?


This
 
2013-02-26 12:30:42 PM  
malvasiabianca.org
 
2013-02-26 12:38:39 PM  

BMFPitt: FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: Forward it to their email. For the lulz.

If I am going to start the rumor, I'm going to create an image macro infographic and send it directly to the Tea Party.  Preferably with DERP hidden in there somewhere.  (So far I have Dog Entitlements something Program.)  Go big or go home.



Rewards program?
 
2013-02-26 12:44:45 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm a red-blooded True American. Work hard every day at Billy Jo Bob's NASCAR Merchandise Emporium. But when I go to the pet store, all I can afford for my little Muffykins is that off-brand cat food. You know the stuff. It's stocked on the bottom shelf, and is called something like Pureena Qualitty Food for Cats, and half the writing is in Chinese and it advertises itself as "Now with 20% MORE melamine!" So the other day, I'm there at the Petco, waiting in line, and sure enough, there's one of them welfare queens in line--real urban like, if you know what I mean--and her cart is full of that high-falootin', brand-name cat food. And the good stuff, too. Not that "Chicken Spleens and Gravy" flavor, but the good shiat, like "Fancy Feast Wild Caught Grilled Samon in a Savory Sauce with Rice and Garden Greens." That shiat's like $1.20 a can! The checkout girl rings her up, and I just about shiat a brick when she whipped out a Pet EBT card to pay for it all! And then, when Sha-Nee-Kwa saw she still had $5 on the card, she grabbed one of them fancy, battery-powered squeaky mice off the rack and said, "Y'all thow this on there too!" And she cackled all the way out to her car, no doubt glorying in how her cat is sticking it to the Man.

Ooooh, I was so mad. My little Muffykins has to make do with nothing but rubber bands and old bread bag ties as toys, and this ghetto queen is allowed to buy fancy toys with my tax money! Thanks a lot, Fartbongo!


Jesus tapdancing Christ, this could be an email from my dad.

/ still love him even if he is an ignorant asshole
// $5 says I get this as a RE:FWD:FWD: email from him soon
 
2013-02-26 12:47:23 PM  

BMFPitt: FARTNOISE FARTNOISE JUNIOR: Forward it to their email. For the lulz.

If I am going to start the rumor, I'm going to create an image macro infographic and send it directly to the Tea Party.  Preferably with DERP hidden in there somewhere.  (So far I have Dog Entitlements something Program.)  Go big or go home.


"Doctrine of Equal Rights for Pets"? or "Declaration of Equal Rights for Pets"
 
2013-02-26 01:14:15 PM  

Molavian: bim1154: I just kill the neighborhood cats, boil the meat, clean the meat off the bones and bag it in portions.  My dog loves it.  Can't do it all the time because there aren't enough cats for daily meals.... but it does offset.

What the f*ck, man?

How am I supposed to eat if you give all my secrets away?


You have to have a system man.... only harvest them to the point that it leaves enough to breed and make more!  There's no shortage of loose cats around here.
 
2013-02-26 01:24:25 PM  

Magorn: abhorrent1: Are they doing a financial background check on people who sign up? How about you lose the Tripple-play bundle and unlimited data plans for your 5 smart phones first before you stick your hand out for a freebie. I have 4 dogs. Granted they're small but it's only about $40  month to feed them. How hard is it to come up with $40?

for some people? pretty damned hard, you farking tool.  I've seen people at foodbanks asking the employees if they have any pet food, and being willing to trade some of the meager food assistance they are getting for something for thier pets.  And you know what? I live inthe richest farking county IN AMERICA, and yet that foodbank is always packed and always in need of donations.  Poverty is all around you and sometimes where you least expect it.  A person can lose a job, and while they have all the outward trappings of a sucessful middle class life, thier mortgage is now badly in arrears and they're hoping to hang on until foreclosure,  they are parking their car in different places every night to duck the repo man, an they keep paing thier monthly cell phone bill because they simply can't afford the early termination clause on the contract.  Those folk are pathetically greatful when someone gies them a 20lb tub of kitty litter or a big bag of food because it's one more expense they don;t have to dip into their meager cash reserves for.


Don't own a farking pet if you can't scrape up $40. Same goes for kids.
 
2013-02-26 01:44:25 PM  

deanis: Don't own a farking pet if you can't scrape up $40. Same goes for kids.


That's for four dogs, and I buy the more expensive food. You can get a 40 LB bag of Pedigree at walmart for $19. Unless you have a great dane or irish wolfhound, that would last a single dog probably a few months.
 
2013-02-26 01:55:50 PM  

deanis: Don't own a farking pet if you can't scrape up $40. Same goes for kids.


Sometimes people lose the job they had when they got their pet, and then have trouble finding another job. Animals can live for like years sometimes.Kids often remain your responsibility even when you lose your job too.

Perhaps this is what passes for trolling nowadays, but more likely you're just a self-centered ass with a closed mind.
 
2013-02-26 02:10:59 PM  

Pangea: deanis: Don't own a farking pet if you can't scrape up $40. Same goes for kids.

Sometimes people lose the job they had when they got their pet, and then have trouble finding another job. Animals can live for like years sometimes.Kids often remain your responsibility even when you lose your job too.

Perhaps this is what passes for trolling nowadays, but more likely you're just a self-centered ass with a closed mind.


Self centered...probably a little bit, closed mind? Not so much.

I just think it's foolish to choose to have a pet or have a child if you are not financially stable. I know "mistakes" happen and I understand people lose their jobs (economy these days! sheesh!). Bottom line is, if you require food stamps to survive, please don't bring kids into your likely horrible situation and it would probably be a good idea to skip on the pets and use whatever money you earn/have to improve your situation.

/ihopethispicpissesyouoff.jpeg
 
2013-02-26 02:43:21 PM  
Lots of people think like you do until they fall on hard times, but it certainly doesn't piss me off. I just don't think that most people WANT to survive on handouts, and I believe the conservative boogeyman of leeches intentionally gaming the system is a little far-fetched.

"I never really wanted 11 dogs, but they just keep giving me more dog food vouchers when I adopt another one. My biatch is cranking out litters of puppies every 3 months and the benefits just keep rolling in. fark THE SYSTEM!!"
 
2013-02-26 03:06:04 PM  

deanis: Pangea: deanis: Don't own a farking pet if you can't scrape up $40. Same goes for kids.

Sometimes people lose the job they had when they got their pet, and then have trouble finding another job. Animals can live for like years sometimes.Kids often remain your responsibility even when you lose your job too.

Perhaps this is what passes for trolling nowadays, but more likely you're just a self-centered ass with a closed mind.

Self centered...probably a little bit, closed mind? Not so much.

I just think it's foolish to choose to have a pet or have a child if you are not financially stable. I know "mistakes" happen and I understand people lose their jobs (economy these days! sheesh!). Bottom line is, if you require food stamps to survive, please don't bring kids into your likely horrible situation and it would probably be a good idea to skip on the pets and use whatever money you earn/have to improve your situation.

/ihopethispicpissesyouoff.jpeg


damndest farking thing, but that time when my wife got sick and couldn't work because of a suprise congential kidney condition, and I was in my last semester of lawschool and couldn;t withdraw without risking the $100K I'd already sunk into the endeavor,  We tried to return our five-year old and our cat because we just couldn't afford them anymore, but, get this  the hospital and the shiater REFUSED to take them back.  it was outrageous! We'd kept the receipts and everything but they INSISTED al sales were final, despite there not being a sign ANYWHERE that sad that.  Well, you can bet Consumerist got a BLISTERING email from me complaining about the situation, but it was to no avail...
 
2013-02-26 03:12:10 PM  

Grimble Crumble: Why would they need these?  The low-income people around here just buy ground round for their dogs on their EBT cards.

Seriously.


Hah. I feed my dog kibble in the AM and raw meat/bones/organs in the PM. I almost exclusively use chicken and venison because the cost of beef is so high. It would cost me 4x as much to feed beef. I pretty much always buy whole chickens since I can get them for 0.88/lb, it gives me some chicken to eat and my dog can eat the rest. Not as cheap as bottom shelf dog food though.

Yea, I think a lot of people who can't afford pets get them anyway. This might sicken some of you but I spend about $50/month on dog food for one dog and about $75/month for my three cats. I know that sounds like a TON for cat food but my senior cat has kidney disease and can/will only eat higher quality canned foods.

Of course, the cost of food is NOTHING compared to the cost of a serious health problem. The part that really upsets me is when people claim they can't afford getting their pet spayed. If you can't afford a spay, you can't afford an emergency c-section, but I guess it is cool since most vets will euthanize a dog for free if you can't afford anything. Why did you BUY a dog for $200 when you can't afford a spay when you could have gotten a shelter dog for $100 including all shots and spay. Gr.

/that said, there are people who get the pets when they have plenty of money, even money saved up. IF you lose your job or lose your job and have a medical problem then it is easy to burn through your savings very fast. Some of these people do nothing wrong and still get stuck in a bad situation.
 
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