Spay-neuter clinic opens in Gloucester

Spay-neuter clinic opens in Gloucester

There are 23 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jun 22, 2008, titled Spay-neuter clinic opens in Gloucester. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Animal Resource Foundation, based in Gloucester , has opened a clinic to provide affordable spay/neuter surgeries to low-income pet owners, shelters and rescue groups.

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Dee

AOL

#1 Aug 28, 2008
it would be nice if they would answer their phone. i bet i've called 30 times, left msgs and no response.

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#3 Aug 31, 2008
That is a nice idea. Just because someone is low-income doesnt mean that they shouldnt have an animal.
Doesnt it

Hayes, VA

#4 Sep 1, 2008
knowin yo business wrote:
That is a nice idea. Just because someone is low-income doesnt mean that they shouldnt have an animal.
Actually it does. Po people on welfare shouldn't be sucking everyone elses tax dollars with pets! Just like smoking,
if ya smoke, no welfare.
Alcohol? no welfare.
Too many kids? no welfare.
Pets? no welfare.
You want luxuries? GO TO WORK!
Pets are a damn luxury!
Welfare isn't poor people's money being
given back, it's honest taxpayers money
going to some that need it and many that
don't!
What if

Hayes, VA

#5 Sep 1, 2008
Doesnt it wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it does. Po people on welfare shouldn't be sucking everyone elses tax dollars with pets! Just like smoking,
if ya smoke, no welfare.
Alcohol? no welfare.
Too many kids? no welfare.
Pets? no welfare.
You want luxuries? GO TO WORK!
Pets are a damn luxury!
Welfare isn't poor people's money being
given back, it's honest taxpayers money
going to some that need it and many that
don't!
yes your grandmother should not have a cat/dog. go take it away from her and give her your speach

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#6 Sep 1, 2008
Doesnt it wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it does. Po people on welfare shouldn't be sucking everyone elses tax dollars with pets! Just like smoking,
if ya smoke, no welfare.
Alcohol? no welfare.
Too many kids? no welfare.
Pets? no welfare.
You want luxuries? GO TO WORK!
Pets are a damn luxury!
Welfare isn't poor people's money being
given back, it's honest taxpayers money
going to some that need it and many that
don't!
I would say that your head is in the clouds and you are not with reality but in reality your head is up uranus

“Can't we just all get along?”

Since: Mar 08

Bena

#7 Sep 1, 2008
Doesnt it wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it does. Po people on welfare shouldn't be sucking everyone elses tax dollars with pets! Just like smoking,
if ya smoke, no welfare.
Alcohol? no welfare.
Too many kids? no welfare.
Pets? no welfare.
You want luxuries? GO TO WORK!
Pets are a damn luxury!
Welfare isn't poor people's money being
given back, it's honest taxpayers money
going to some that need it and many that
don't!
And while we're at it, let's spay and neuter poor people? That's what you're trying to say, right?
Hmmmmm

Newport News, VA

#8 Sep 1, 2008
Sick of RO wrote:
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And while we're at it, let's spay and neuter poor people? That's what you're trying to say, right?
It would solve a lot of problems and have some benefits.
Bluebeard

Hayes, VA

#9 Sep 1, 2008
Yougentlemen are ruthless!
Are you kidding me

Hampton, VA

#11 Sep 2, 2008
knowin yo business wrote:
<quoted text>
I would say that your head is in the clouds and you are not with reality but in reality your head is up uranus
Cranial Rectal Inversion results in methane poisoning, blindness and brain damage.

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#12 Sep 2, 2008
Are you kidding me wrote:
<quoted text>
Cranial Rectal Inversion results in methane poisoning, blindness and brain damage.
Obviously,they have already had it done.
Angus McT

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Oct 22, 2008
obamalamadingdong wrote:
The county with toothless rednecks that enjoy putting bullets and arrows in wild animals now has a Animal Resource Foundation.
Hmmm... Seems Bubbaville should have a clinic to spay and neuter humans, I sometimes wonder if the movie "The Hills Have Eyes" was filmed here in Gloucester.

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#14 Oct 26, 2008
Thank Goodness this is opening..now some guys there wont have to worry about reproducing on Saturday nights.
no one important

Gloucester, VA

#15 Oct 28, 2008
That is a tough way to put it... but proper care of pets is expensive. I have spent thousands of dollars on my pets. If you don't have the money to properly care for an animal, it would probably be better not to have one and spend your limited funds on other things like food and health care for yourself and your family.
Better Idea

Newport News, VA

#16 Oct 28, 2008
How about we open up a spay/neuter clinic in the east end but lets not limit it to simply pets :)
nobo

Gloucester, VA

#18 Oct 29, 2008
southeast end needs penile implants.
Rae

Hardyville, VA

#19 Oct 2, 2009
Doesnt it wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it does. Po people on welfare shouldn't be sucking everyone elses tax dollars with pets! Just like smoking,
if ya smoke, no welfare.
Alcohol? no welfare.
Too many kids? no welfare.
Pets? no welfare.
You want luxuries? GO TO WORK!
Pets are a damn luxury!
Welfare isn't poor people's money being
given back, it's honest taxpayers money
going to some that need it and many that
don't!
I pay my bills and work hard at a full time job. I'm a hairstylist and make only commission and I'm still building clientele, so I don't have a lot of extra money. I don't use welfare, I don't have kids, I don't smoke, and I pay my taxes. I have pets and they are my family. I've had pets my entire life, and I think it's important if you're going to have them to take care of them and be a responsible pet owner. I think it's great that there's a low-income clinic for pets. So before you sit there and decide for yourself who should and shouldn't own pets, you shouldn't assume anyone who qualifies for low income is just a user of the system, that there's people who make a honest living who don't have extra money for a vet bill.
Observer

Gloucester, VA

#20 Oct 3, 2009
Rae wrote:
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I pay my bills and work hard at a full time job. I'm a hairstylist and make only commission and I'm still building clientele, so I don't have a lot of extra money. I don't use welfare, I don't have kids, I don't smoke, and I pay my taxes. I have pets and they are my family. I've had pets my entire life, and I think it's important if you're going to have them to take care of them and be a responsible pet owner. I think it's great that there's a low-income clinic for pets. So before you sit there and decide for yourself who should and shouldn't own pets, you shouldn't assume anyone who qualifies for low income is just a user of the system, that there's people who make a honest living who don't have extra money for a vet bill.
Obviously, if you are not being honest with yourself. If you are low income and have to rely on government suport for your personal daily living expenses, then you can't afford a pet, period. Argue all you want, but the truth is the truth. You stated that you don't use welfare and that's great. So what is the point of your commentary since the earlier comments apparently don't apply to you?

“Resistance is futile”

Since: Jul 08

Military brat, from all over

#21 Oct 3, 2009
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously, if you are not being honest with yourself. If you are low income and have to rely on government suport for your personal daily living expenses, then you can't afford a pet, period. Argue all you want, but the truth is the truth. You stated that you don't use welfare and that's great. So what is the point of your commentary since the earlier comments apparently don't apply to you?
I think the point of her argument is that it should not be assumed that a low income earner is also a welfare recepient. Her points are very valid, and I agree with them whole-heartedly. Pets make your life richer, and as for "wasting money on pet care when it should go to food and healthcare", I beg to differ. Pets help to relieve stress, and being from a low income family, there is a lot of stress when you don't know if your next paycheck will cover your bills. A less stressed person is generally a healthier person. So in some ways, pets count as healthcare.

I would also like to point out that there are many pets that would fit almost any income level. One of my personal favorites is a fancy rat. They make wonderful pets, don't require expensive supplies, and are very affectionate. many people say they are almost like dogs that can sit on your shoulder. Rats are pack animals and will bond with their human and give them lots of love. Of course, there are many other pets that are also well suited for low income homes, but this is just my personal favorite.

I do almost agree with welfare recepients not owning pets, but I think there are much worse things to spend welfare money on. IMHO, welfare should be cut back so that those on it are forced to work for their luxuries. Especially those that able bodied but un-willing.
animal lover

Hayes, VA

#22 Jul 22, 2010
I have been paying taxes for over 20 years. So please dont tell me that if u cant afford it, dont have pets. Keep in mind that the vet bills are terrible. Who can afford it these days? My family and I all work, so no welfare here. It's nice to keep all your pets healthy and live a long time. So having a clinic that helps people enjoy having pets and affordable is a good idea. Not everyone has a career that makes thirty thousand a year or more.
animal lover

Hayes, VA

#23 Jul 22, 2010
People shouldnt judge.

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