Great idea for people that love animals. (better than giving money to PETA!)

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  1. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    A friend of mine's dog is needing surgery.. I'm an animal nut.. I donate regularly to the SPCA.


    Now, I'm not on here mining for donations.. Let me make that clear.. What I wanted to show you is the site he found. I thought it was fantastic for animal lovers and people that donate to animals.

    As we all know, Vet care can be expensive. Sometimes outrageously so. This is a donation site where you can have people donate for your pet's medical needs.

    http://fundapetmiracle.com/projects/xena-surgery-fund1/1207

    The link above is for my friend's specific situation.


    I just like the idea, cause we all have so many people we communicate with over the internet. Everyone had 200+ friends on facebook now days.. Imagine if you could spread the work to 10,000 people and only 10% donated just one dollar?

    Anyway.

    Thanks for your guys time. Check it out.. Maybe you can get your pet help one day!
     
  2. KOPower24

    KOPower24 Rocky Mountain Belt

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    That's actually a worthy cause. Well done Vegas bringing it to light.
     
  3. MMAgirlie

    MMAgirlie Banned Banned

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    While I like it, I generally think it's more valuable to donate money to solving problems for humans - lord knows we have enough of them.

    That being said, this is a good enough cause. I won't support it with my money, but I will support it as an option for people who won't give money to people.
     
  4. 5H3RD0G

    5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    Never give money to any organization 90% are funneled off to corrupt entities. Best to buy what they need and give it directly to them.
     
  5. MMAgirlie

    MMAgirlie Banned Banned

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    Indeed. Cheap vodka for the homeless = real charity.
     
  6. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

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    My dog ate something he shouldn't have last Sunday, started vomiting uncontrollably and experiencing tremors.

    Rushed him to the vet and they treated and hospitalised him for 1 day. He came home the next morning and I got a bill for $1000.
     
  7. Zuni

    Zuni Purple Belt

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    That site is awesome. I also know how slimey humans are, and there will be a lot that take advantage of the people on that site. Look how sick my dog is, I need 5k for vet bills. Get 5k by lying about your dog....
     
  8. Zuni

    Zuni Purple Belt

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    If you really want to save animals, Go to your nearest no kill shelter with cat toys, dog toys, and a few bags of good quality dog and cat food, not the shit they sell at Walmart(You need to take good stuff like Wellness and Blue Buffalo). That donation will help a lot more.

    Those no kill shelters take in the ones from the humane society that would otherwise be put down, among other sources.
     
  9. IFightInVegas

    IFightInVegas The Bourbonator Platinum Member

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    absolutely. Different people's hearts are in different places.. We have Goodwill, and the Red Cross, and a ton of other orgs for people.. A site like this for people with medical needs would be fantastic as well.

    I just like the option... I think about all the useless crap I spend bullshit money on. Hell in vegas we have slot/poker machines at every 7-11 and convince store.. I can't even fathom how much I've casually dropped in one of those on my way out. And it's weird it doesn't occur to me to throw a single buck in the way of charity til something strikes me.

    I should make it a point to be more charitable.
     
  10. papitodd

    papitodd Purple Belt

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    Well: They saved your dog from death, perhaps. Make a payment plan and be glad you took your dog to the vet.
     
  11. alika702

    alika702 White Belt

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    Any "real" dog/pet lover should get medical insurance for their pets... Especially if your dog is like mine and eats anything not made of steel.
     
  12. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

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    What are you on about? The bill has been paid. I was providing an example supporting the OP that vet care can be incredibly expensive and unexpected.
     
  13. PAUonePUNCH

    PAUonePUNCH Black Belt

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    I would like some money also if we're giving it out. Just got a 400$ vet bill and my little dude now needs prescription dog food that costs 55 bucks a 17 lbs bag. He cant get comfortable because pissing crystals out when he goes and doesn't want to even go.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. bdawk

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    Not even close to true. Many (not all) of the better charities funnel big percentages to the cause at hand.
     
  15. Canned Tuna

    Canned Tuna Silver Belt

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    there are children who can't get medical care

    fuck your friend's dog
     
  16. MMAgirlie

    MMAgirlie Banned Banned

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    Heh, preaching to the wrong crowd. Dozens of the posters in clear have made it pretty clear they'd be happy to see a human die ahead of an animal in many situations. Sadly, many of those same assholes eat steak for dinner.
     
  17. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

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    In all honesty if the choice was between you and my dog, I'm saving my dog.

    Then I'd go and cook up a big fat juicy steak.
     
  18. MMAgirlie

    MMAgirlie Banned Banned

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    Actually, I'm not so down on this... I'd take my cat over most people. People die for stupid reasons - many of which I contribute to - every day. I'd notice if my cat died.

    I feed my cat little bits of steak.
     

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