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Thinking of going to Fix For Life in Lebanon?

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“I have to know......”

Since: May 09

Hartsville

#1 May 15, 2009
If your thinking of going to Fix for Life to get cat or dog spayed or neutered you need to know a few things. Sara Felmlee has a policy that her empoloyees have to abide by, and this policy is that if any dog or cat has babies while they are waiting to be spayed, they (the employees) are to go ahead and spay the mother and euthanize the babies. Why? Because they were born before they could be aborted. Thats MURDER! And also if you are getting your cat neutered just to let you know it won't be the vet to do the neuter it will be Sara the owner, not a licensed vet. I just thought you should know.
Kim

Nashville, TN

#2 May 28, 2009
You obviously don't work in rescue. In Davidson County alone, around 1,000 animals (including cute and fluffy puppies and kittens) are euthanized because there aren't enough homes for them all. That's what places like Fix for Life are about - saving live through PREVENTION.
Guess Who

United States

#3 May 28, 2009
I understand saving life through prevention but shouldn't it be the owners decision? I realize what is going to happen when they brought their pregnant animal in but I know for a fact that some would not want that. Some owners who didn't know their animal was pregnant were very upset to find out that they were and the babies were aborted. I beleive the animals should have a chance before they are just killed because they were born before aborted. When they are born they are a living critters and they should have the chance to find a good home.
Kim wrote:
You obviously don't work in rescue. In Davidson County alone, around 1,000 animals (including cute and fluffy puppies and kittens) are euthanized because there aren't enough homes for them all. That's what places like Fix for Life are about - saving live through PREVENTION.
Animal lover

College Grove, TN

#4 Jun 15, 2009
I understand that a kitten and a puppy should have the right to live, but when there are options for animal owners' to have their pets spayed and neutered and they choose not too. That leaves an unwanted "innocent cute" kitten or puppy that eventually it will end up on the road, hit by a car, or dying of feline leukemia or feline FIV. So when people talk about "lives" the first choice is from the owner who fails to choose to spay and/or neuter. Animals don't have the choice, it's part of their nature to procreate, and failing them by allowing them to suffer their lose of their young isn't their fault it's the pet owner.
And as far as the owner of Fixforlife she is a licensed vet tech, and in the animal care world they are allowed to and taught to neuter cats because it cuts down on what the vet has to do, therefore allowing the vet to concentrate on spaying dogs and neuters.
What Sara does is a Blessing, if it weren't for her, there would be thousands of cats and dogs, puppy, kittens and adults on the streets.
For the animals

United States

#5 Sep 16, 2009
Fix for Life was a blessing for us. We take in animals that people drop out. Fix for Life is a low cost clinic that helps us care for these animals and to stop them from multipling. i reconmend it to everyone.
rescuer

Nashville, TN

#6 Jun 4, 2010
Fix for Life is a godsend to people like me. I rescue and rehome dogs and cats that are strays, dropped off and left at my vet (has happened!), unable to be adopted and any other situation you can think of. I have been doing this for five years and it is an unbelievably hard job to find caring, responsible parents who are willing to take on another baby. Most people want one or two pets and there are millions in America that need homes. Fix for life has spayed or neutered six of my dogs and five of my cats. I could never have afforded to have them fixed without the clinic. I have also never heard of them killing puppies or kittens that are already born. I have worked with them for years and they do abort UNBORN babies, but I've never once heard of them killing outside the womb. I highly recommend their clinic to anyone and everyone. Please spay and neuter!
DONT GO HERE

Nashville, TN

#7 Mar 10, 2011
DO NOT TAKE YOUR ANIMAL HERE! I am a animal lover and have had my share of dogs and cats. I took my dog to get neutered because it was priced awesome, but the reason why is the Old hag of a woman that calls herself the doctor isnt even a VET!!!!! All the licensees in there are photo copied and on top of that my dog was in so much pain and was bleeding from the incision I rushed him to my vet where he told me that it was not done correctly and then gave me all the info on this "fix for life" place. A few years back there was alot of talk about shutting the place down and then mysteriously the person in charge resigned....a bit fishy if you ask me. This place is ran by the government and i tell you what...this shows how much the government cares about our pets. They are rude and incompetent.
Burton

Nashville, TN

#8 Mar 10, 2011
If you take your loving animal here expect torture! They are mean to the animals and they are rude! My dog was brought back home and i followed everything on the care sheet (since they dont educate anyone who walks through the doors!) and my dog was in severe pain and like the person above me says my vet said this was done absolutely wrong! If you dont have the money; then hold off until you can allow a VET and not a fake vet spay or neuter your animal. It ended up costing me much much more in vet bills after i left this place to get my dog back to normal!
a fan

Madison, TN

#9 Mar 10, 2011
we had a real good experience with FIX FOR LIFE. our little dog did just fine. we were very pleased. sorry you had a bad experience.
Miss Kitty

Madison, TN

#10 Mar 10, 2011
May God bless the lady who runs this place!Dogs were made to clean up filth,and people worship them,and treat them better than they treat people.
Linda

Brush Creek, TN

#11 May 4, 2011
Guess Who wrote:
I understand saving life through prevention but shouldn't it be the owners decision? I realize what is going to happen when they brought their pregnant animal in but I know for a fact that some would not want that. Some owners who didn't know their animal was pregnant were very upset to find out that they were and the babies were aborted. I beleive the animals should have a chance before they are just killed because they were born before aborted. When they are born they are a living critters and they should have the chance to find a good home.
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My question to you would be, How can you not know your animal is pregnant? If the animal is in heat and is around other animals and suddenly stops acting frisky you can pretty much expect it to be pregnant... Animals can be put spayed or neutered as young as 16 weeks and they have to be at least 2 pounds. If you are a responsible pet owner you would check into this and have it done. But most people just get captivated by an animals and take it home, not thinking or caring about it them. Most people don't know the cost involving taking care of a pet and when it comes to the altering part are not prepared for it. And some even go to the degree of getting more animals thus, adding to the problem and it becomes an overwhelming situation expecting a non-profit clinic who has bare-bones funding to suddenly fix THEIR problem. Most realize that their animals are pregnant, some almost up to term and once again choose to let the clinic to fix the problem... Does the clinic want to do this? No, we have feelings too! But you have make the tough decision to way the good with the bad. Do you want more over population, sick animals running the streets and possibly biting and infecting people, no. Whats the right choice? 1. Make sure you can afford the pet in the first place. 2. If you don't intend to breed, get the pet altered at 16 weeks. Thats it. Don't take your frustrations out on the clinic who doesn't want to do an abortion in the first place. They don't get paid any more for the service. Go to the source and educate people about responsible pet ownership.
Linda

Brush Creek, TN

#12 May 4, 2011
DONT GO HERE wrote:
DO NOT TAKE YOUR ANIMAL HERE! I am a animal lover and have had my share of dogs and cats. I took my dog to get neutered because it was priced awesome, but the reason why is the Old hag of a woman that calls herself the doctor isnt even a VET!!!!! All the licensees in there are photo copied and on top of that my dog was in so much pain and was bleeding from the incision I rushed him to my vet where he told me that it was not done correctly and then gave me all the info on this "fix for life" place. A few years back there was alot of talk about shutting the place down and then mysteriously the person in charge resigned....a bit fishy if you ask me. This place is ran by the government and i tell you what...this shows how much the government cares about our pets. They are rude and incompetent.


I don't know where or who you have gotten your information from, but it is incorrect. 1.The vets are correctly licensed. 2.They are not ran by the government. They are privately funded.
And, yes your dog should have been in slight pain, It just had major surgery! Duh! My guess was that you didn't follow the after care sheet and allowed your dog to run around, instead of keeping it confined and quiet until the a lotted time. Some bleeding can occur from the incision and can be simply fixed by taking some gauze and washing the incision off with some hydrogen peroxide. Also, applying some Neosporin. Then, if you still have a problem you can follow up with the emergency vet, if needed. As for the pain? They are given pain medication that last for 24 hours. Females are given a localized shot for pain and pain medicine that last 24 hours. I asked! The vets and techs are the best there, I assure you. I have taken my pets there with very good results... once again, effective education is the key.
caring pet owner of two

Fort Washington, MD

#13 May 29, 2012
I took my terrier mix in to be fixed and recieve her shots. They were great and my animal recovered fine. I highly recommend.
taking my girl here

Mount Juliet, TN

#14 Sep 2, 2012
I took one of my dogs to be spayed and we had a great experience. I now have another female and am planning on taking her here as well. So all this bad review is worthless. Save your fingers and time. I went once...had an excellent experience and will be going again.
The thing worse than an bad experience is the ignorant people who have them
Proud Dog Owner

La Vergne, TN

#15 Sep 26, 2012
I have taken 4 female dogs here to be spayed and had no trouble what-so-ever with any of them. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I have another female I will be taking in very soon! I followed the instructions on the after care sheet and all 4 healed just fine and showed no signs of being in pain. I have recommended Fix For Life to other pet owners and will continue to do so!
Susan

Madison, TN

#16 Oct 16, 2012
youhavetoknow wrote:
If your thinking of going to Fix for Life to get cat or dog spayed or neutered you need to know a few things. Sara Felmlee has a policy that her empoloyees have to abide by, and this policy is that if any dog or cat has babies while they are waiting to be spayed, they (the employees) are to go ahead and spay the mother and euthanize the babies. Why? Because they were born before they could be aborted. Thats MURDER! And also if you are getting your cat neutered just to let you know it won't be the vet to do the neuter it will be Sara the owner, not a licensed vet. I just thought you should know.
@youhavetoknow!
Sara is the best thing ever happened in Tennessee. She is so organized, intelligent, caring but most of all, a realist. The needless suffering of animals is only compounded by people who think the pregnant ones should give birth. Maybe in a real world....there would be no death. Check the local and national figures for euthanizing pets much less strays. It ends suffering. I agree. This is the only way we can reduce numbers and stop this madness. I want to extend another thought. Rescues, spay that pregnant cat. You are a adding to the problem at hand, allowing more births. We just end up with more deaths. I've been watching it 22 years. Please look at the escalation in the last 22 years. They do not suffer when their life supply is cut off during spay. Some counties in Tennessee do well to care for their people. There are no animal controls. Strays dumped do not have a chance for life. Spay, neuter and do what you have to do to end suffering.
Tammy

Lebanon, TN

#17 Apr 11, 2013
Fix for life was a godsend , after paying hundreds of dollars for neutering and spaying , II finally got a break with these fine people . I am not happy with my regular vet . I will use this clinic for other services also . Thank you for giving the middle class a break . I also wanted to voice my opinion about euthanasia , there are much worse things that could happen to an animal .
Krose

Hendersonville, TN

#18 Jul 15, 2013
Hey I need to know if this place is good or not I need to take a stray there and he needs to br In good hands! How much do they cost for a male to be fixed?
Vickie

Lawrenceville, GA

#19 Sep 12, 2013
I've had no problems with Fixed for Life. I would/will use them again.
Vickie

Lawrenceville, GA

#20 Sep 12, 2013
youhavetoknow wrote:
If your thinking of going to Fix for Life to get cat or dog spayed or neutered you need to know a few things. Sara Felmlee has a policy that her empoloyees have to abide by, and this policy is that if any dog or cat has babies while they are waiting to be spayed, they (the employees) are to go ahead and spay the mother and euthanize the babies. Why? Because they were born before they could be aborted. Thats MURDER! And also if you are getting your cat neutered just to let you know it won't be the vet to do the neuter it will be Sara the owner, not a licensed vet. I just thought you should know.
You are uneducated, and extremely ignorant.
I feel pity for you.

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