Don't worry Greg that is not sick, I would sell my house if I had to to make sure my babies were ok! I have heard the same thing when going through a rough spot. "Well just get rid of them" is the easy thing to say. Seems to me if they were true friends they would have offered to help me! I have been through financial hardships more than once in my life and I know how diffucult it can be. I am so glad Anja is feeling better please extend some belly rubbins' from me LOL!
Also Jessica I'm sure Greg didn't mean to offend you he was just stressed out! Trust me though I know where you are coming from. The sad thing is some idiots ruin it for everyone else! I work at a shelter and I have worked in a vets office before and I have seen it happen countless times. People beg for help and swear on their grandmothers grave they will pay you next week then before ya know it they are dust in the wind. Then when an honest, good person needs a little help you are unable to offer it due to all the money you lost in the past. I know how diffucult it can be. I mean sure there are some unscrupulous vets out there who are just in it for the money, there are bad seeds in all walks of life, however I do believe that most vets are good people who truly do care for the animals but sometimes you are just stuck between a rock and a hard place and there is nothing you can do. It takes money to run any kind of buisness. Not to mention the education grants you end up paying back!! But on the other hand I know how frustrating it can be to have a sick animal and not be able to get help for it, people need to realize tho it's really not the vets fault please don't take it out on them. They do the best they can. If there was a little more public supprt out there there would be more free clinics and more resources but who knows if we'll ever see the day when the general public actually cares when it's "just an animal"!!