Pets and class

On the cost of euthanasia.

. . . local veterinarians were charging anywhere from $113 to $200, plus tax. That’s not counting the extra $100 to $250 for cremation; depending on whether I wanted the ashes disposed of or returned. I was able to find a couple of veterinarian clinics in Peterborough that were less expensive – one charged only $66 – which begs the question; why the disparity in costs? I’m sure they all use the same drugs and the same amount. Two of the clinics contacted only euthanized its own clients.

Now, I’m not saying money is more important than the love and respect for and from a pet, or that veterinarians shouldn’t be paid for their services, but what if I was a single mom, or working a minimum-wage job, or recently lost my job? Does that mean I shouldn’t have a pet because I can’t afford to have my animal humanely euthanized? The cost for a dog, depending on size, is even higher.

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