chyna loves the puppy cuz he is the only unneutered male she currently has access to...she has started a heat. i am seriously going to shoot myself (or every single stupid, lazy, selfish, cheap, greedy, human being that finds some ignorant self serving excuse not to sterilize their pets that all eventually end up here anyway!)
jed is going to get neutered asap. at six-eight years old, a giant breed newfie with major cardiac, autoimmune disease is going to be a huge surgical risk and our vet is cursing me. but if his owners or breeder had responsibly done him as young healthy pup, we would not be in crises now and having to take the risk.
chyna's skin is a big concern, but she didn't start with her major skin problems til after six months of age so she could have been done earlier and she could very well be allergic to the hormones she produces anyway. chyna IS going to be spayed.
milowsky is an 8 yr old who could have been done a thousand times before he broke his pelvis. but his owners decided they didn't want to and now milowsky is here. he is getting done asap too.
coco, gee why spay a tiny house dog? think hard and find two really good reasons, and she will get done too.
puppy beau is only 5 months old, so ok, he is just due now but WOULD he have gotten done if he hadn't come into rescue now? the odds are he wouldn't cuz most dogs who end up in rescue missed this first important step.
THERE ARE BILLIONS OF HOMELESS CATS< DOGS< HORSES AND RABBITS AND THEY ARE GETTING NUKED BY THE BILLIONS BY HUMANS ALL OVER THE WORLD. WE KEEP BREEDING MORE EVERY SINGLE YEAR SO WE CAN KILL EVEN GREATER NUMBERS,,,,DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO ANYONE WITH EVEN HALF A FUNCTIONING BRAIN?????
i don't want to hear anyones excuses anymore...i don't care if the animal is "special" and able to produce babies for profit or fun. I don't care that you ran short on your paycheque or forgot to get around to it. i don't care if you are a moronic man who cringes at the thought of testicles surgically removed, i don't care if the time isn't right or convenient, or you found "GOOD" homes for all of those innocent babes. big deal if you wanted to show them to get a blue ribbon to hang on your wall. i don't care if you wanted to experience the miracle of birth or you just wanted to feel all warm and fuzzy because you had babies to goof around with for awhile. don't tell me "well he is sick now so we couldn't" cuz that is a lie, he wasn't always sick and you know it so don't even go there, it just doesn't wash. unaltered animals can REPRODUCE, they DIE of reproductive cancers...neither of these outcomes is worthy of ANY human excuse.
so...we cannot run a communal animal shelter, not even one for senior and special needs with a bunch of intact animals with their heads full of sexual needs...they are OLD, they are SICK, they are NOT freaking well dead. i am going to risk jed's life and i am going to make chyna's skin temporarily worse, and i am going to send milowsky, and cocopuff, and beau in and finally get done what should have been done in every single responsible home in the very, very first place.
AND we will get to not only cover the whopping bills for doing high risk surgeries, BUT we will care for them well post-operatively AND take care of them forever if need be, until if and when they find a home...one that "gets it" this time.
geezus friggin christ, i am royally pissed off at humans today.
I have a good 1 for you. I live in Terrace and we are currently having Vet issues here. In the past few months we have gone form 3 vets down to 1 and a second once in a while (he suffers ill health). As a result not many pets are getting fixed since the 1 that is left can't take any new patients. I have already established a relationship with him and when I had my cat there about 3 weeks ago the clinic told me not to get any new animals because he couldn't take them on. The next nearest vets are about 1.5-2 hours away and I have no idea if they are taking on any new patients. Anyway I currently have 2 friends who have no way to get their pets out of town to get them fixed even though they want to.