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(Opposing Views)   If financial problems are hindering your ability to buy food for your animals, consider Pet Food Stamps   ( opposingviews.com) divider line
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2013-02-26 03:16:31 PM  
In my opinion if we had better health coverage this kind of shiat might not be necessary. I have heard so many stories about how one person in the family gets sick and the family is basically then in debt and possibly homeless forever. That shouldn't happen. I save for retirement, I have health insurance, I have an emergency fund that would cover my salary for 3 months, but if I lost my job and had a few years of medical problems I'd be homeless in 2 years (maybe less) and that is if I cut all extra expenses like pets, special food, fixing my car, etc. If look at your budget it is a little scary how quickly things can go to crap.
2013-02-26 03:37:53 PM  

Magorn: 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.


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...

I think you missed the part where I said if you need food stamps to survive, don't bring kids or pets into the situation...meaning that your misfortune would exist before kids or pets were entered into the picture. But I lol'd anyways at the consumerist comment.
2013-02-26 04:03:01 PM  

Iceman_Cometh: 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.

HA! It's been quite a while since I heard that joke.
2013-02-26 05:22:29 PM  
The Pongo Fund fills this need in Portland.  Great organization run by great people, and it's 100% donation funded.   http://www.thepongofund.org/
2013-02-26 05:43:47 PM  
Not valid for live rodents, I bet.
2013-02-26 10:12:01 PM  
When our very elderly cat (he lived to be 23) started having health problems, my husband and I were in a pretty tight financial situation.   We sucked it up, worked out a payment plan with the vet and ate mac n cheese, beans and rice and cut all of our expenses to pay for his care.  The kitty was a true Farker  (overweight, slept all day and drank beer if we didn't keep an eye on our glass) and lived another 5-6 years before we had to have him euthanized for lung cancer.

/ we adopted two kitties this year from an owner who couldn't afford to keep them anymore.  Other than feed them occasionally the previous owner hadn't done much for them.  They were pretty underweight when we got them and one had some medical issues that cost us a chunk of cash to heal up but we adopt the fur kids for life.
//now we have two sleek, sassy, beautiful kitties
///we donate pet and human food to the local food bank...we are grateful that we never had to use the services but we came close a few times.
2013-02-27 12:19:14 AM  

Iceman_Cometh: 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.


Yeah, I've only heard this story 100 times.
2013-02-27 08:31:32 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.

Came here to say this.  I see I was way too late.
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