Thursday, February 29, 2024

Your Feel-Good Story of the Day

PALM BAY, Fla. - A puppy's broken legs nearly cost him his life.

If a pet owner can’t afford surgery, euthanizing the animal is an option, even if the injury is treatable. However, animal lovers in Brevard County couldn’t let that happen to this injured pup.  Cody is on the road to recovery because two women raised thousands of dollars to save his life in a matter of hours. 


  1. That is a great story and I applaud the people who made the medical treatment that saved the puppy happen. On a side note In 2024 Canada the "putting down" option for treatable injuries applies to humans.

  2. We once saved a piglet that was hurt, nursed him back to health 'till he was running around all happy!! Made some great bacon!

  3. Wow - 10 grand for what was prob a couple of hours of work? I doubt the supplies needed added up to a lot either. Fucking vets are as bad as doctors now.

    1. Could you have done it? Just like a mechanic, machinist or attorney, you're not only paying them for their time but their knowledge as well.

    2. You need to compare the expense of comparable procedures when done by a veterinarian and done by a team of medical 'professionals'. I never had any qualms about anything a vet ever charged me, because I knew if it was done to a human the cost would be ten times as high.

      Besides, I always figured if you can't afford the cost of responsibly caring for an animal, it's an animal you shouldn't own. I'm funny that way.

      I'm glad things worked out for this handsome pup.

    3. Anon @ 12:44
      Dive Medic has a post just for you. Go read it, for you it would be like looking in a mirror.

  4. Get insurance. As soon as you get your pet. Just like with human medical insurance, pre existing conditions are not covered. No insurance company I ever had for my dog ever made a profit from me. Probably close to 20 grand in medical bills over her 12 years with me.

  5. Goldfish much easier to care for, once belly up, a flush is free!

  6. I hate to sound cold, but I'm from the country. Who takes such a pup to a vet to be 'put down'? I've had to shoot badly injured pets. It's sad, but life works that way. Nowadays I'm not poor. I could afford to do that, but in the country you handle things yourself. Maybe it's because I'm also old.
    --Tennessee Budd


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