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post #1 of 208 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Would you Fundraise for your pet?

Would you? Doesn't matter if it's to cover a surgery or for cancer.

Would you Fundraise if you hadn't the funds to cover a Vetbill or would you feel bad and think it's wrong to go out and asker people you don't even know to give you money to keep your pet alive or to fix it up.

What do you think justifies fundraising and what doesn't?

Would you make a difference between a shelter dog and a police/search and rescue or service dog because they have a purpose or do you think it's a living beeing and they all deserve to live or simply rehome the dog or put it to sleep just because it can't be worked.

If you already fundraised for the dog, why did you do it and did it pay off in the end or did the dog had to be put to sleep because the procedure did not work? Would you do it again?
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post #2 of 208 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 04:30 PM
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Personally, I would not fundraise for one of my own dogs. I took on the responsibility it is mine. If I had a huge vet bill that I couldn't cover all at once, I know I could borrow the money from 'somewhere', or use a cc that I save for just that type of emergency.

I have no problem donating to say, a shelter or rescue, that has taken in an animal that is need of live saving med treatment.

I've never rehomed any of my animals, never plan to , they are here thru thick and thin, I wouldn't euthanize a dog because it couldn't be worked either.

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If I didn't have the money for vet care for MY dogs I would not ask someone else to pay for it. I would sell everything I could, I would work out payment plans with a vet, I would take a second job.

I might ask for a loan from someone but I would not ask for donations - not for MY dog. When I got the dog I took on the responsibility of taking care of them. Even when both the husband and I were unemployed we managed to keep the dogs (7 of them) fed and had their health taken care of.
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What everyone else said.

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How do you think about people that actually do fundraise for their dogs?
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It depends on the "fundraise",,for example, if I went and say, knitted 100 scarf's to sell in order to help for a vet bill I had, I wouldn't consider that 'fundraising' for myself. Atleast I'm 'giving' something in order to raise money. I'm selling a product that will help me pay for my vet bill (I also wouldn't say I'm selling these scarf's to pay for my dogs vet bill )

However, if one put a can out looking for people to drop money in it to cover a vet bill, I would tell that person to get off their butt and get a job like the rest of us.

It really depends alot on the circumstance for me whether I would donate or not.

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I wouldn't do a fundraiser myself. But I would not hesitate to donate to someone else that was to help there animal. We are suppose to do anything possible to properly care for our animals. So if this is there last and only options I would have no problems donating.
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It depends on the "fundraise",,for example, if I went and say, knitted 100 scarf's to sell in order to help for a vet bill I had, I wouldn't consider that 'fundraising' for myself. Atleast I'm 'giving' something in order to raise money. I'm selling a product that will help me pay for my vet bill (I also wouldn't say I'm selling these scarf's to pay for my dogs vet bill )

However, if one put a can out looking for people to drop money in it to cover a vet bill, I would tell that person to get off their butt and get a job like the rest of us.

It really depends alot on the circumstance for me whether I would donate or not.
Well, isn't knitting scarfs and selling them kind of like having a job, just like working for dunkin donuts to cover the vet bills? It's kind of like self-employment for a purpose right?
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I would not fundraise for my own dog but I wouldn't hesitate to help someone else out with vet bills if I knew the person was doing the best they could but could still not cover the cost.

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