|Barked: Fri May 27, '11 11:10am PST |
|Now I get why some people don't take their dogs in to get them euthanized. Now I get why some people will shoot the dog, if they're able, or they will let it suffer. Sometimes, it's for their own selfish feelings...
But has anyone learned the COST and EXPENSE of letting a dog go humanely? Anywhere from $150 and up. That's right. And those cheap $150 places? They aren't open on weekends. So you have to call every other place that IS open on weekends, to get ridiculous price quotes like $331, or the worst I found, $480. FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DOLLARS... just to humanely let my dog go?
Yes, I called around to get price quotes, no it's not because I'm cheap, it's because I can't afford to put her down for such high prices, heck, I'm using a credit card that's already fairly racked up. So, yes, I am kind of angry that some places are charging so highly, just to have a dog let go.
I wanted at least a paw print, if I couldn't afford her ashes... But at these rates? I can't even afford the paw print. The cheapest I could find AND get an appointment for costs $259 + gst. Can I afford that, at all? Absolutely not. But the only places that cost under $200 were booked until later in the month, if not til next month. One of them even said they couldn't do it because they don't have tech's in on the weekends.
Weekends are the ONLY time I can get a ride to get it done, anywhere. I cannot take an 80-90 lb Rottweiler on public transit... Nor will cabs take most little dogs here, let alone a big one...
I was bawling my eyes out just trying to find a cheap place that was actually open for getting it done, but at the rates they have, I can't get her paw print, or her ashes, or any of that stuff... Just get to say goodbye and pay over two hundred dollars to do it.
At least she won't be suffering, right?
THIS IS NOT me condoning shooting dogs, or ANYTHING like that at all. I'm just really upset that it's so expensive just to let my dog go and if it wasn't for my credit card, I couldn't do it because I have no job right now, so yes, in a way, I understand why some people simply can't have it done...
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