The shelters are packed with unwanted dogs. On the local news this week they said about 800 cats are euthanized a WEEK here in Phoenix Arizona. I don't remember the weekly amount of dogs euthanized but it was a big number too. So why is it that there aren't more abortions done on animals? It is good enough for us.
Would you support abortions for pets?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Pets
Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
I agree with Ginger. What about all the strays? That's probably where most of the problem comes in.
Answer by Cindy18 at 4:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by SarahColbert at 5:04 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by ColleenF30 at 5:37 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
I spay an average of 20 cats and 10 dogs a week that are brought in from the humane society. It can be heart wrenching when the pups/kittens are viable and able to survive. At this point we euthanize all babies that are breathing. It is much different than in humans as a human baby is not viable (if done first trimester) at the time of aborting.
Answer by equusvetgal at 5:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by melody77 at 5:46 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 9:00 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
To beckcorc: Pet abortions are considered a spay while pregnant. It is done often. Some owners and Vets do not realize the animal is pregnant at the time of spaying (very difficult to palpate when early on). Those that do know spay with the intention of euthanizing pups or kittens. It is legal as pets are considered property. I personally do not like this aspect of my job.
Answer by equusvetgal at 9:11 PM on Jun. 27, 2009
Answer by ddang at 1:04 PM on Jun. 28, 2009
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