Comments on: Rehoming a surrendered dog to its original owner

01 Sep 2019

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Poll

Last month we asked: What would you do if a client cannot afford surgery but returns post-treatment to reclaim their pet?

14% said they would refuse to rehome the patient to its original owner as it will encourage other owners to abuse the system

61% said they would rehome the dog to its original owner if they sign up to a payment plan so the shelter can recoup the cost of the surgery

25% said they would rehome the dog to its owner as it’s in the best interests of the dog

Vote in this month’s poll at: twitter.com/Vet_Record

*56 respondents

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