By Clayton A. Culp, Knox News
People aren’t the only ones affected by the slumping economy. Pets are suffering, too.
People going through a financial hardship, like the loss of a job, may feel a range of emotions – anger, sadness or even shame. But many pet owners, especially those with sick pets, are burdened with an additional choice: make big financial sacrifices or lose their beloved pet.
Elizabeth Strand, director of veterinary social work services at the University of Tennessee’s Veterinary Medical Center, operates a help line for people who need counsel about their pets and says she’s been getting more calls from people who can’t afford their pets.
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