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Family needs help with puppy's medical bill [Give me $5K for my dog]
wsvn ^ | 2/7/13

Posted on 02/08/2013 5:52:14 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

- A South Florida couple who was burned out of their apartment is asking for the public's help to assist with their injured dog's medical bills...

Gordon said the hospital bills are about $5,000 and the dog is expected to be there for at least another week. "You don't realize how much you love something or someone or an animal until you think you're not gonna have it anymore," he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dog; gimme; handout
The audacity of the welfare state mentality.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 5:52:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’ll probably need to take the recovering pup on an extended cruise to forget its ordeal.

Honestly, “victims” are getting to be positively shameless...probably a result of Obama’s re-election.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 5:55:13 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper
Send your money to St. Jude's Children Hospital instead.

Nothing against dogs....but to ask me to pay for your neglect??

3 posted on 02/08/2013 5:59:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow! Coral Springs has public housing now? When we lived in the area, it was a pretty nice place with lots of docs and businessmen residing in some pretty posh places.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 5:59:21 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Uh Oh!

This looks like the opening for a Stephen King sequel to ‘Pet Sematary’.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 5:59:48 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here is my deal. We rescued a dog that was completely neglected- he had been run over, yes RUN OVER and the owners refused to get him medical treatment, preferring to let him lie in the yard until he could move under his own strength. We were offered him and jumped at the chance to take him. He was my father-in-law’s companion untin FIL passed away, really his best friend. Now he is my MIL’s companion and protector. And he was diagnosed yesterday with Stage 4 lymphoma. The same disease, the same stage that took my inlaws youngest son.

So. Treatment is around $4000. And there is no question that we will sell what we need to, sacrifice whatever we need to and we will pay to get him treatment. The day that he is ready to depart will be a hard one but we are trying to adjust to that fact.

Today is just not a good day in my world.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 6:00:19 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SoFloFreeper
I don't see anything wrong with this. The family is asking for voluntary donations, not forcing others to pay. People can donate here if they want to help:

http://www.coralspringsanimalhosp.com/


7 posted on 02/08/2013 6:00:19 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA

I will call them today and make a donation.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 6:03:00 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: CitizenUSA

I’m with you; I don’t have a problem with them asking for voluntary donations rather than demanding public assistance. If they are really going to use the money for the dog, that is.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 6:03:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: SoFloFreeper

> “You don’t realize how much you love something or someone or an animal until you think you’re not gonna have it anymore,” he said.

People that love their animals don’t refer to them as possessions that they have or don’t have. The plea is obviously bogus.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 6:03:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I’m sorry, Cowgirl.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 6:04:57 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: txrefugee

Heck - I feel bad for the lady. I’d sell her a brand new puppy for half that.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 6:06:01 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

DO NOT FALL FOR ANY SUCH SCAMS

We give to and support our local animal shelter and do not respond to such pleas from unknown persons.

Pet Scams Are A New Trend: How Thieves Use Cute Puppy Ads

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a265wgRxoo8

Pet scams

http://www.ipata.org/pet-scams/

http://consumerist.com/2007/10/13/advance-fee-scammers-now-exploiting-cute-puppies/

Death Row Dog Rescue - Death Row Dog Rescue/Diana Peters Scamming Money! Unethical!

http://death-row-dog-rescue.pissedconsumer.com/death-row-dog-rescue-diana-peters-scamming-money-unethical-20111002265591.html


13 posted on 02/08/2013 6:07:25 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: jsanders2001

I totally agree and many vets would take in a pup in a situation like this anyway


14 posted on 02/08/2013 6:07:28 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Asking for voluntary individual contributions is fine with me. (”But its a heartless shame the federal government doesn’t provide “free” ObamacommieCare for cute little puppies. Its probably those mean,cruel neo-con Republicans who deny this to us. You know, @#+! Bush’s fault. Hopefully its to be included once we finally get a chance to find out what’s in Pelosi’s 2000+ page bill? After all, we voted for Obama so we really do deserve it. ).


15 posted on 02/08/2013 6:07:57 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: CitizenUSA

My husband died four years ago, leaving me and the kids with no life insurance. I’d like you to VOLUNTARILY donate to me, to provide us with care. Please.

OR, I could struggle on with my own resources, affording what I can, avoiding what I cannot.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 6:08:49 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think this is right...In 2005, No. 900 Coral Springs Drive /Coral Springs Fl. sold for $240,900.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 6:11:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

Some vets do charity work, my brother and his clinic is one of them but he isn’t in the same state as these people.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 6:13:55 AM PST by Ditter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why can’t the animal hospital work something out with the owners; maybe a monthly payment plan? When I had to come up with $1200 for surgery on my late cat years ago, I was offered financing. This sounds bogus to me.

Ok, give the money directly to the hospital, but definitely not to the owners.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 6:18:39 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SoFloFreeper
I don't have a problem with this, a family truely in need (their house burned down) is ASKING for VOLUNTARY donations from those who feel the need to help them and are in a position to do so.

In fact, I would argue this is EXACTLY how all charity should be handled.

I only have an issue when the government shows up with basically a gun pointed to my head to take my money to give it to them.

20 posted on 02/08/2013 6:21:19 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Everything I just said is dependant of course on if this is really the situation and not some sort of scam.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 6:24:18 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: KeyLargo

The donations go directly to the vet’s office, not the pet owner. Any potential donor can call the vet to make sure it’s legit and I bet it is.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 6:28:53 AM PST by Shannon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Google the Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Interesting reviews. One review says bring your attorney.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 6:29:16 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

*hug*

Yep, my dog literally almost never leaves my side when I am at home. Our family will be crushed the day he departs, whenever that eventually comes. But I know that Jesus will give me my dog back when in heaven.

Crazy, isn’t it, how attached one can become to these creatures?


24 posted on 02/08/2013 6:29:20 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Today is just not a good day in my world.

I understand how you feel. I've been through it. It took me a long time to recover from the grief that you are going through.

God bless.

25 posted on 02/08/2013 6:32:24 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m with you, these poor people just lost everything they had, and now are fearful of losing their best friend on top of that. They are traumatized and feeling dislocated from their lives, and probably have little means of replacing the essentials to live off of, let a lone vet expenses. This is a simple case for not just charity but mercy.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 6:32:46 AM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

(((hug)))) We lost our schnauzer to lymphoma a few years ago (he had T cell) so I feel for what you are going thru. Wishing your MIL’s pup a very long remission!


27 posted on 02/08/2013 6:37:06 AM PST by NicNacPattyWac
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To: CitizenUSA

OR maybe these people could use the INSURANCE money they will get to pay for the expensive treatment they chose for a DOG.

No one denies someone the right to beg for bills they ran up...this REEKS of high-tech pan handling....aided and abetted by the media.

Frankly, I am tired of seeing the media draw attention to these so-called victims...there are hundreds of children abused, unborn babies murdered, and women beaten....instead, if the media isn’t burying its collective noses into Obama’s backside, they’re trolling for “victims” who have met up with unremarkable accidents.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 6:39:06 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: KeyLargo

How could this be a scam when the video of the fire was done by a news station and the news station says to contact the Veterinarian Hospital with any donations/financial help for the poor little doggie? Please explain what I am missing here


29 posted on 02/08/2013 6:39:58 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I read the article. How do you know the family was on welfare?


30 posted on 02/08/2013 6:40:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I love dogs just like most people do, but the few months of low-quality life are not worth it. Let him go and use those funds to save a young pup from an animal shelter, before it is too late. I have watched this sad scenario played out a hundred times with clients paying thousands for just a few more months of miserable life.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 6:40:56 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Sacajaweau

coral-springs-animal-hospital | Ripoff Report | Complaints Reviews Scams Lawsuits Frauds Reported

http://www.ripoffreport.com/directory/coral-springs-animal-hospital.aspx

Coral-Springs-Animal-Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida Complaints & Reviews - Unnecessary Prodedure Leaves Dog in Agony

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/coral-springs-animal-hospital-unnecessary-prodedure-leaves-dog-in-agony-c652436.html


32 posted on 02/08/2013 6:43:20 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Sacajaweau

“One review says bring your attorney.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

That makes sense. Considering most attornies are bitches. Or sons thereof.

(rimshot)


33 posted on 02/08/2013 6:45:39 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Perhaps a more charitable action would be if the animal hospital would eliminate their profit margin off the actual cost of saving the animal.

Donations for need, not greed.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 6:53:48 AM PST by soycd
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry, I’m tapped out. Just spent $338.00 at the local Vet for dental work on my Siamese cat.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 6:57:10 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Shimmer1

Shimmer1: “I’d like you to VOLUNTARILY donate to me, to provide us with care. Please.”

No. Thanks!

(See how easy that works? That’s what charity is about. I could have any number of reasons for not donating to you. My reasons are my own. You could have any number of reasons to ask for help. In a free country, we get to decide when and if we want to participate in wealth redistribution.)


36 posted on 02/08/2013 7:18:46 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA

You knew I was being facetious, didn’t you? :)


37 posted on 02/08/2013 7:21:46 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

TexasFreeper2009: “Everything I just said is dependant of course on if this is really the situation and not some sort of scam.”

Well, that’s pretty much possible whether or not the government is involved. It’s not like government wealth redistribution programs aren’t rife with fraud and waste. They are. In (voluntary) charity situations, you might very well be scammed, but it’s your choice. You get to decide. Isn’t that grand? I think so. I also think you can sue for fraud if the charity doesn’t turn out to be legit. You probably won’t get your money back, but the chances of getting your money back from government wealth redistributions is nil.


38 posted on 02/08/2013 7:25:47 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

SoFloFreeper: “OR maybe these people could use the INSURANCE money they will get to pay for the expensive treatment they chose for a DOG.”

Well, it’s their choice how to pay for the dog. It’s your choice on whether or not to help them. Don’t like it? Don’t donate. It’s really as simple as that.

BTW, I know there is no shortage of people in need. Like you mentioned, there are battered women, hungry children, etc. You’re free to donate as much as you want to whoever you want or donate nothing at all. So what if the media is trolling for victims. If you own a media company, you can tell it what charities you want publicized.

I don’t know why the concepts of voluntary charity and the right of people to do what they want with their private property are so radical.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 7:36:55 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Shimmer1

Hey I haven’t seen you on here forever! Hope life is getting better and better for you!


40 posted on 02/08/2013 8:26:37 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: Neoliberalnot

“but the few months of low-quality life are not worth it”

I agree with you, Nln, and hope they put the dog down mercifully.

Dogs do NOT understand why they are being injected, feel crummy, are in pain. . . a human being (usually) knows and understands, can be happy and so forth.

All the dog knows is that is feels terrible. Chemo, radiation, etc. are horrible. Why subject the dog to that? It is not, actually, merciful, particularly when he is almost certain to die within months.

If your dog gets run over and needs a splint, well, that pain really is temporary and the prognosis really is good. But cancer? I think the most merciful thing is to let him go.

I had friends with a diabetic cat. Twice a day they’d give him his shot. That cat was miserable. Lived in the closet.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 8:30:53 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Well put. It is simply hard for owners to let go. But the canine patient only wishes to find relief.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 8:50:00 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Our 17 yr. old pitbull had to be put down....it killed me to do it....I hoped and prayed he’d just sleep away....Icouldn’t let him suffer...he was my buddy...I still can’t talk about him to this day without tearing-up...


43 posted on 02/08/2013 9:07:59 AM PST by little-e ("It's a great day for hockey." Badger Bob Johnson..)
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To: Sacajaweau
but to ask me to pay for your neglect??

What neglect? I didn't see a cause for the fire in the article.

44 posted on 02/08/2013 9:11:52 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: CitizenUSA

“So what if the media is trolling for victims. If you own a media company, you can tell it what charities you want publicized.”

You’re lost.

That is okay, most thinking people know what I mean. Hopefully someday you’ll see that this kind of enabling creates a VICTIM mentality...and that many of these “victims” are charlatans.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 9:49:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: CitizenUSA; Shimmer1

Shimmer,

Isn’t it FASCINATING how some hurriedly and vehemently defend the “gimme money” crowd IF that crowd is asking for cash for their luxuries....but these same disciples quickly refuse to help someone with a human child who has lost a spouse?


46 posted on 02/08/2013 10:05:01 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: NicNacPattyWac

Ours has B-cell lymphoma, which has a better survival rate. He is my MIL’s sun, moon and stars and the reason she gets up in the morning. She cooks him breakfast and dinner and frets over him like he is her child. He grins up at her and every night when she is reading her Bible, he either sits in front of her with his chin on her knees or lies beside her and sleeps.

Yes. He is worth any and all sacrifices we will have to make. And when it is time, we will help him to a painless everafter.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 2:22:43 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s ...something. Now I must say that I’m all right though. He didn’t leave insurance so I took the little bit of retirement and made a business and am doing ehhhhh ok. Better than not doing ok though!


48 posted on 02/08/2013 6:55:35 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Haven’t seen you on here either, but you know what’s funny? I was just thinking of you the other day and meant to look you up and see if you were still on here. I’m doing better and better every month, chemo is over, I’m improving all the time! thanks for asking and keep in touch. :)


49 posted on 02/08/2013 6:57:40 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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