Pets Over People- 9\27\12

September 26, 2012

Pets Over People

I admit, this article was very cute with the bond between owner and dog. However, how far is too far, when it comes to animals? Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of things I’d do to keep my pet in good health for as long as possible, but asking for donations from other people seems a little far fetched. I quote from the article, “Because of the public’s generosity, Schoep has been getting expensive joint laser treatments to reduce pain and swelling related to arthritis.” This is ridiculous!

People in our country are living off food stamps wether they are really in need of them or not. Yet, they felt the need to start a foundation to support low-income families’ pets. Pets are great companions and nice to have around but they cost money, and lots of it. If you are a low income family why should I donate money to help take care of your pet, when there is a high chance you don’t even have the money to take care of yourself and family.┬áThis is why I ask, “How far is too far?”

On a more journalistic note, this article as well has a good lead and unfortunately is newsworthy because it’s heartwarming. Is it ridiculous? Yes. But that’s people for you.

2 Responses to “Pets Over People- 9\27\12”

  1.   fuglsang said:

    Good discussion, Jen. I would support the program, but not so much with a 19-year-old dog. Schoep doesn’t have many days left. Why not allow younger dogs to benefit from this?

  2.   Jen said:

    Yes, if it were younger dogs I would probably support the foundation. But not aging dogs.