from a discussion this morning around the breakfast table:
the value of pets and the risk of 'humanizing' them
so that they are child substitutes.
Secondly, the immorality ( too strong word?) of spending THOUSANDS of dollars on dog surgery or Chemo-therapy for a cat when
1. there are thousands of animals needing homes
2. there are millions of children who would derive huge benefits from a small monthly gift
( through something like Compassion international)
Please tell me what you think
How much have you spent or would you allow to be spent
or repairing a dog/ cat/ rat/ bird.
My two examples
A dog needed two hips repaired $3000.
I vote this was worth it due to the dog being young and otherwise healthy, and could be amortized over his expected life (plus I was dating the person who wanted this so I had to agree.)
Man I met walking his beagle, told me he spent $17000. on many surgeries to make the dog right again after an accident.
I would have voted no. Too much for something that barks that much. Hooooowwlllll!