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5402 W Franklin RdBoise, ID 83705Map & Directions
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Fax: (208) 345-6771
Specialties: Felines, Avian, Exotics, Cats, Puppies, Dogs, Doggies, Kittens, Birds, Dentistry, Canines
I had a very sick animal. My 1st concern was his comfort. His distress and subsequent physical symptoms persisted for years. All of a sudden he started going down hill. I knew it was his time. I called Orchard Animal Hospital to have an exam. When I realized how ill he really was I changed the exam to euthanasia. Their quote for this procedure was a whopping $195!!! Up from $150 2 years prior.
10 minutes prior to my taking my beloved cat in for his procedure, the Vet called to let me know because of his age, which was 5, he couldn't agree to the procedure unless there was sufficient testing $$$$$$$$$$$$ and treatment $$$$$$$$$$$$ to make, him, the Vet, feel good about euthanizing a very ill animal.
I am not without financial means, but I'm also not wealthy. I could see where his mind was going - straight to his profit margin - at the sake of my ill animal.
I ended up taking him in to the animal shelter which is the only place in town that does a "no questions asked" euthanasia. Their cost $55!!!!!! My cat and I were treated with respect and kindness and I am very happy he is no longer suffering.
My friend who is on the board for the Animal Shelter mentioned to me that the Vets are lobbying the State Legislature to disallow people like myself from using their services. Their reasoning: the animal shelter is taking paying customers from them!!!
This is not true. THEY are pricing themselves out of the pocket book of an average paying client.
Enough is enough!!! It is time for us to do something about this run-away train of unregulated fees that Vets are charging. They go up an average of 10% per year. I do hope something is done, FOR the people, instead of this greed continuing.
I for one have decided to no longer have animals. I make more than the average person by far and I cannot afford their care