Originally posted by Grayarea
reply to post by Libertygal
That is so sad that people are so irresponsible with pets.
The SPCA in the city here has a policy of fixing all animals before they are adopted, it helps but then idiots bring in pets from outside and never
get them fixed.
Yeah I won't be able to get these 3 litters fixed, I am at the end of my rope about it.
A lot of shelters even have reduced spaying and neutering certificates, but you still have to go through the rounds of immunizations, and that's
where they get you. Plus, you don't know the vet's reputation.
For instance, with my vet, they do rabies, test for feline leukemia, deworm, and the core basic shots. This runs about 175.00. Two weeks later, they
get the booster, another 75.00 or so if they are healthy. After that, the spaying/neutering, which runs another 125.00 or so.
The only corners I can cut is the rabies vaccine which can be obtained at Tractor Supply every few weeks for 10.00 each, and the spay/neuter discounts
at 35.00 to 45.00 per animal.
Finding a vet that accepts the spay/neuter certifcates is nearly impossible, though. I did find one, but he is over an hour away, and I know nothing
Currently, with the 3 litters we rescued, I have 12 kittens. That's bankruptcy!
I cannot possibly fund it. I also am having a hard time taking them to the pound with the knowledge of what the outcome could be. I gather the
courage, but when the time comes, I back out. I am running out of time, though. They are weaned and their adoptability is running out as they grow
older every day. I am just going to have to toughen up and take them, I suppose.
I just wish there was an easier answer, and I wish I hadn't picked up those kittens! Ugh.