Most Americans Have Pets. Almost One Third Can’t Afford Their Vet Care.

Most Americans Have Pets. Almost One Third Can’t Afford Their Vet Care.

Since mid-2020, more than a thousand low-income families have brought their sick and suffering pets to the nonprofit Pet Support Space, housed in a tiny Los Angeles storefront. One 14-year-old dog had a tumor that a veterinarian had quoted $5,000 to remove. A four-year-old pit bull had been vomiting for days, a cat’s painful bladder stones required surgery, a pug limped from the foxtail embedded in its paw. Skin and ear infections abounded. Neither the animals’ problems nor their owners’ inability to afford help for them was a surprise.

Go to full article: https://talkpoverty.org/2021/11/12/low-income-veterinary-care-affordability/?fbclid=IwAR1GOI-J2wjmS6PjQN_4Lw6Jj4A_qiSyAJVOnjqtD_YAIFOJ58ebyEB1V2w

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