I know a family that has continuously made bad financial decisions. Having a pricey wedding when they couldn’t afford it, purposely having another baby when their first is already on Medicaid. It goes on and on. The mother is always begging for hand outs on a social media website. The other day she was begging people to take her out to eat because she had a craving but couldn’t afford to go out.
Today’s post takes the cake though. Even though the family can barely afford to get by and needed help getting Christmas for their children, they adopted a puppy. Now said puppy is adorable but you don’t go and adopt one if you can’t afford to take care of yourself. Well, puppy broke a bone and needs surgery. Instead of turning the puppy in to the local emergency clinic (they provide free medical care if you sign over your rights and then place it up for adoption when it is fully healed) they went to http://www.gofundme.com/ and created a request for people to pay for the surgery. In the mean time the puppy has been suffering for days. The topper is they are asking for $800 more then what they were quoted for the surgery. 1227-12
It’s time to contact the agency that adopted the puppy to them and alert them of the situation. It is very unfortunate that animals and children must suffer the consequences of stupid adult choices. You are right in believing that if one cannot afford to feed and care for oneself or family then adding a pet is a poor decision. Proper vet care is an added and necessary expense when one takes on the responsibility of stewarding a pet.
I have occasionally financially assisted people with the care of animals in need of vet care but in every case, I assumed ownership over the animal. One needed euthanizing, the others I found loving homes after providing preliminary vet care. You or a group of friends may have to do the same for this poor creature.