Join Date: Jan 2007
Dogs Name: Jordan (dobe), Jubilee (boxer)
Titles: Jordan--CGC, TDI
Dogs Age: Dec. '06, 05/27/09
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I think the problem comes in when people who can't afford it going out knowingly adopting or purchasing pets or free to good home ads. There are many people in this economy who have really had to make sacrifices (us being in that category) and NO FREAKING WAY WOULD I GIVE UP MY PETS, anymore than I would give up my children. Our income has decreased by more than $70,000 in the last 2 years. Sure, our lifestyle has drastically changed, BUT my pets care has not. Did we know that we would have such a drastic hit? Absolutely not, but we make do. I don't have a huge savings, or any savings at all at this point...it was all spent when we were trying to save our home. Emergencies came up during this time and we scrimped, borrowed, begged and again, made by. You do what you have to do. The same thing I would do tomorrow if the need arose. BTW--I do have care credit, my mom co-signed for me many years ago when Cleo was hit by a car. I keep that line open and always pay it off within a year so there is no interest. It has been a life saver more than once.