Pet owners who are struggling financially face difficult decisions

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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