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help german shepherd in need!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickens^^, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. chickens^^

    chickens^^ Out Of The Brooder

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    Asking for donations or help is not permitted on BYC due to past issues with similar situations. Thanks.
     
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I don't think asking for money or donations on this forum is allowed.
     
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  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Unfortunately with some animals, opting to have the surgery may cause the animal more pain than it is already in. When our six year old golden retriever was diagnose with cancer, we were given the option of putting her through a pricey surgery along with weekly treatments that were $100 a shot. We knew this would only help us in the long run by prolonging our goodbyes. We kept her alive while she was still able to eat, drink, and move comfortably, but when the time came, we had to put her down.

    Sometimes dogs get problems young and it's painful to let go, but if they cannot afford the operation and/or the outlook is not good, they should perhaps look into having the dog euthanized. Hip dysplasia can be very painful and I know after surgery the dog will most likely need some sort of PT.

    Tell them to look into the care credit as Cara mentioned, but I don't really think people will be very willing to donate money for someone else's pet when everyone here has pets of their own to care for. They may also want to look for a vet that will take payments. That may be an easier option.
     
  5. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    2 years is really young for hip problems, poor dog, even if he has the surgery he will be in agany his whole life.It might be better to put him down [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:You are correct. Donations and asking for money is not permitted due to a few really bad fiascos that have occurred in the past with similar situations. BYC cannot be responsible for such things so it is best left for the person in need to find help locally. Thanks for your understanding.
     
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