The Effect of the Economy on Animal Care

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In today's society, America, along with most of the world, is facing many struggles with the economy. This includes unemployment, cut wages, raises in taxes, etc. This leaves the average American without enough money to support them selves. So what does that mean for pets and animal care? A pet is something a person has to take care of. Most of the time an individual must clean, feed and wash the pet they have. This means that because of the bad economy, vet costs are increasing; pets are being neglected and are also being abandoned. In the United States, about 63% of American families own a pet. Even if money is tight, it is immoral to let animals suffer the negative consequences of a falling economy.
Why are pets necessary for one’s life? First off pets can improve someone’s mood. When something is giving constant love, it is unlikely to put you in a bad mood and even if you’re in a bad mood already they’ll put you in a better one! Pets are also stress relievers and make you feel less lonely. According to an article about health benefits of pets, “A recent study found that men with AIDS were less likely to suffer from depression if they owned a pet.” A person who lives for something else is much happier than if they were just living for themselves! A few weeks ago I lost my cat because someone took him and left him on the side of a road 15 minutes away from where I lived. He got hit by a car and had broken his leg. The total bill to release my cat from the animal shelter, to get surgery and to buy medicine all came down to around $3000 dollars. The average person, with the economy situation we're in now, wouldn't have the money to help their cat and would result into putting their animal to sleep. A person like me doesn’t have $3000 dollars either, but when you have the moral ethics to really save your pets life there is a possible to get that money.
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