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Old 12-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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That's actually pretty laughable, from a logical standpoint.
Yes, and it reeks of BSL. In Tucson you can have your dog altered for free IF it's a pit bull.

I didn't qualify when I had an intact female shepherd, even though we were waaay under the poverty level at the time. Why? Well, she was the wrong breed of course! But it's okay if people have whoops litters as long as they're shepherd and chi mixes. As long as it's not a bully.

The weird thing is they didn't have an income cap on it either. So I could have been making $100,000 a year and still had my bully altered for free.

If it was really about lowering the overall population of unwanted dogs, there would be spay neuter assistance for all breeds and mixes.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:25 PM
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Well to be fair the rate of compliance for licensing any pets in a lot of cities is pretty abysmal, regardless of the cost or reproductive status of the pet.
I know this wasn't clear about this (like... at all, so sorry for that, lol), but that was kind of my point. When I said compliance is terrible I meant in general not just for intact dogs. They can't enforce licensing at $5, let alone get people with intact dogs to pay $50. The idea that they're going to "promote" spay neuter this way is just laughable. So why do they do it? Because it sits well with an agenda, despite being of no use to actual dogs and owners.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:27 PM
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Yes, and it reeks of BSL. In Tucson you can have your dog altered for free IF it's a pit bull.

I didn't qualify when I had an intact female shepherd, even though we were waaay under the poverty level at the time. Why? Well, she was the wrong breed of course! But it's okay if people have whoops litters as long as they're shepherd and chi mixes. As long as it's not a bully.

The weird thing is they didn't have an income cap on it either. So I could have been making $100,000 a year and still had my bully altered for free.

If it was really about lowering the overall population of unwanted dogs, there would be spay neuter assistance for all breeds and mixes.
I don't understand. This is a pit bull and Rottweiler specific rescue. They are working to reduce the number of dogs they'd be taking in.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:57 AM
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I don't understand. This is a pit bull and Rottweiler specific rescue. They are working to reduce the number of dogs they'd be taking in.
Oh! I missed the part where you said it was privately funded by the rescue. In that case it makes sense. In Tucson it was funded by the county, which made it have that BSL stink.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:10 AM
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I use a breeder vet. She's 100% fantastic, has done my dogs right every time. She sometimes gives me discounts and while her prices aren't the lowest out there, they're extremely reasonable and for her amount of experience and expertise, it's a bargain.
Would this be the same vet I just applied to?

(Side note: I forgot to put that we did a LOT of breeding stuff at the clinic I used to work at in my resume :/ )
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:41 AM
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I've never heard of a vet clinic charging more for an intact animal. That just sounds...absurd to me. It is normally the low income people who have intact dogs simply due to the fact that they can't afford to have them altered (not because they are choosing to NOT have them altered, if that makes sense), and I'd rather get those dogs vaccinated and taken care of than not.

Low cost spay/neuter is what encourages people to alter...not pricier vaccines.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:19 AM
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Well, and it doesn't even make any sense to me why this would be something veterinarians choose to do. Like, I totally don't get it, we aren't regulatory bodies.

It's my job to inform clients of what I think the risks/benefits of any given procedure are, discuss the issue with them, explain why I think one choice might be better, etc. but not to try to socially engineer their choices. People make choices I don't necessarily agree with all the time for a wide variety of reasons, but I'm not the choice police. The more I think about it, the weirder I think it is.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:38 AM
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Oh! I missed the part where you said it was privately funded by the rescue. In that case it makes sense. In Tucson it was funded by the county, which made it have that BSL stink.
Honestly, I get it depending on the area. Some areas are totally over saturated with pit bulls in shelters and the vast majority of those dogs won't be adopted.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:46 AM
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You're lucky to have a choice of vets lol! Ours are farm vets... But I've never ever heard of charges dictated by genitalia!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:52 AM
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I've never heard of vets doing this... seems weird. And of course odd. You can obviously tell if a male is neutered or not but if I popped Pepper in front of somebody, how would you know if you're supposed to charge me extra or not? Weird.
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