Must cook, having people over - I haven’t had a chance to read what you sent, but will, thank you.
Could it be that spay/neuter is so expensive that people gave up their animals rather than being made to alter them? When I consider how much vets charge, it’s atrocious! Some vets around here charge up to $500 to spay a cat! Yet, my vet who participates in the FoA and SPAY/USA low-cost spay/neuter plans, tells me that he resents people who have their maids/housekeepers/chauffeurs drop of their pets to be spayed on a low-cost certificate, since he has to refuse/postpone some who truly need those certificates because he allots a certain part of his practice to it. My vet believes that mandatory spay./neuter can work, but it would require for many more vets to participate in programs – right now, very few do because they’d rather charge a lot of money. What vets who do not participate don’t realize is that they would gain more than half of those people as permanent clients. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:53 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Section 1983 I wish mandatory s/n worked, but apparently it doesn't correlate with lower pound intakes. They went up when my town passed mandatory s/n. (Whereas they went down when we implemented low-cost s/n.) From Ryan Clinton (and please send flames his way, not mine): "Research has demonstrated that mandatory spay/neuter laws have never worked in any community to either increase spay/neuter rates or to decrease shelter intake: http://www.aspca.org/about-us/policy-positions/mandatory-spay-neuter-laws.aspx. Not only that, but such laws have actually increased shelter intake and killing as pets are either surrendered or seized for failure to pay regressive fees: http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/2011/01/los-angeles-msn-year-3-when-can-we-expect-it-to-start-working.html. It is also believed that such laws may reduce veterinary-care rates and vaccination rates, including rabies vaccinations: http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1 <http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=59> &subarticlenbr=59 Thus, "anyone" and everyone who cares about animals should be against mandatory spay/neuter laws. In fact, nearly every single national animal-welfare organization IS against mandatory spay/neuter laws, including Alley Cat Allies, Best Friends Animal Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Humane, the Anti-Cruelty League, the No Kill Advocacy Center, and both the American College of Theriogenologists and the Society of Theriogenology (both specialist organizations of veterinarians who are experts in spay/neuter), among many others."
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