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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Things that are less important than your pet

If you find yourself with a big vet bill or if you decide to start a savings account for your pet and don't know where to find some money, here are some things to consider:
Pawn anything that isn't more valuable than your pet. Which is anything and everything - your television, jewelry, computer, etc..

Or get a pay day loan or a car title loan. After the pet is taken care of, you can pay back the loan by cutting back on expenses:
- Turn off cable TV
- Turn off your cell phone service or at least get a cheaper service. You can get a pay-as-you-go plan from Virgin Mobile for 5 dollars a month. Only talk on the phone for emergencies
- Give up beer and any other type of alcohol
- Give up cigarettes
- Give up any consumption that is not necessary - you don't need potato chips, cakes, pies, etc..
- Eat less food (most Americans consume more food than is needed to stay healthy)
- Give up meat. A meal of beans and rice is full of protein, fiber and vitamins and you can eat for a few cents
- Don't eat out
- Give up illegal drugs
- Give up prescription drugs if if giving them up isn't a detriment to your health
- Give up over the counter pain killers - the pet's well being is more important than your pain.
- Take on a second or third job
-- taxi driver, fast food, day laborer, etc..
- Mow the neighbors' lawns, clean their houses, wash their cars
- Pick up aluminum cans, bottles -anything you can recycle
- Turn off the internet or get a cheaper internet plan
- sell whatever you can - computer, TV, clothes, etc..
- Sell your furniture - it's better than you sit or sleep on the floor rather than let your pet suffer.
Try a barter deal with you vet, boarding facility, pet sitter, trainer etc.   - offer to clean up poop or mop floors in exchange for a vet care or at least a payment plan.
Did you know that you can go several days without days without food and still survive? Just be sure to drink plenty of tap water and stay hydrated.

1 comment:

  1. There are far more reasons why people should avoid illegal drugs. The mental hold itself is destructive enough to ruin lives not just of one, but of the people around him.