I was amazed at the answers I got on a diffrant forum.. so I figured ask this here and see if the answers change... this question is purely hypothetical. A cat is found in an alley way. This is possibly the ugliest cat in the world. It's fur is raggedy, it tail has bald spots, an eye is poked out... well just imagine the worlds ugliest dog of last year and change it into a cat. This cat has two paths. There is no other options then these two. 1.) The cat is taken to the humane society where is is not adoptable and it is euthanized painlessly within the week. 2.) The cat is adopted by the person who found him. They give him a wonderful life full of toys, and kindness... however there finances do not afford health care and 3 years later it dies of a painful death from something that may have been prevented if that health care is provided. Now which life was better?