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Owner with a Doberman...

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by shezzy, Aug 7, 2009.


  1. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    needs some finacial help.
    My fav customer came in today with his female doberman but he had some sad news :( Shes nackered her leg (i cant remember how) but surgury and after care and stuff will cost around £3000. He knows this because he had the same problem with his boy doberman, who very sadly passed away due to cancer not that long ago.

    He works and stuff but doesnt recive any benefits or anything but he doesnt know if he can afford the surgury.

    I was just wondering if there is any charities that helps with these kind of situations? Or because he doesnt recive benefits would he not be entitled to any support??
    He loves his girl dearly. Shes finding long walks difficult and we noticed her holding up her leg and she started limping and stuff.

    Just trying to gather some info for him for the next time i see him. Any info is appraciated :) Thanks x
     
  2. Nicci

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    If he's not in reciept of any benefits then sadly no there will be no help for him :(
     
  3. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    Does'nt P.D.S.A help if he's on a low income
     
  4. Nicci

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    P.D.S.A will only help if you are in reciept of Housing Benefit/Council Tax benefit.

    Link http://www.pdsa.org.uk/eligibility.html
     
  5. Dundee

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    I don't thing the PDSA will help unless he is on benefits. Can he not take a loan out? Sadly, it's so necessary to have insurance these days as vet fees are not cheap.
     
  6. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Yeah well he had his last big boy insured but he hasnt got her insured :(
    He said he feels so bad now that he never got her insured (as im sure any dog owner would)

    Thats such sad news that he can't get help. Thats what i said today (about the bank loan) but he'd gone by the time id thought of that. I dunno if hes on loan income (even though hes a very awsome customer i dnt wanna ask him details about his income)
    Can you get a loan for something like that???
     
  7. Nicci

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    You can take a loan out for anything these days, although depending on his circumstances it may be hard in todays current climate.
     
  8. Dundee

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    Well, I was thinking of a small personal loan (do you have to give a reason?) - maybe ask for an overdraft, or even (worst case scenario) put it on a credit card. It will depend on his financial circumstances as to whether credit will be available for him though.
     
  9. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Ill mention a bank loan next time i see him (suttely (SP?) dnt wanna offend him). Hes having a bit of a hard time the now :(

    Thanks everyone for your help anyway x
     
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    If he's on good terms with his vet perhaps he could set up a payment plan with them and just pay of a set amount every pay day.

    Terri
     
  14. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Thats a good idea too. Thanks
     
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    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    get someone on benifit to take it to pdsa for you :Dthey only have to say it is there dog
     
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    shezzy likes this.
  18. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Lol sneeky :D another suggestion i can give haha :p
     
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    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Another good site, thanks :D
     
  20. fluffybunny2001

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    please don`t get someone else to take the dog in for them,charities struggle for money as it is,and doing that is not fair.
    Sorry if it was intended as a joke hard to tell on the net.
    Unfortuanatley,more and more dogs are requiring exspensive surgery,mine included,it`s one of those things you need to be prepared for when owning a dog,i certainly wouldn`t have been able to pay for my vets bills had i not had my dog insured
     
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