VENT – Buying animals + low income

posted 3 weeks ago in Pets
Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: A vineyard

I love animals. I had 4 cats at my father’s house and we have one with my husband. However I asked my husband over and over again if he was sure we could afford one, or at least it’s basic care before we got him. Which includes food, water, yearly vet visit, and toys. Plus we cover his vet care by using a certain vet company that lets you pay a small fee monthly that covers things like dental and vaccinations and gives me free vet visits with a test here and there. I just pay for whatever they do and get a discount if it’s not covered. So that makes all my babies care really simple and I feel safe having animals.  I think if people can’t afford basic care, including routine stuff like vaccinations they should not have an animal. I also pretty much only adopt shelter cats. This way I can help a kitty who otherwise might not be adopted and also know it’s neutered and have a head start on vaccinations. 

Before my back injury and pregnancy one of my favourite things to do was go to my local shelter and volunteer and I even fostered for a bit. I think this is a great avenue for people who maybe can’t have pets but want to have them get some love with animals until they can.

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