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A Dog's Life

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Editor:

The plight of unaltered animals in this area is due to the fact that, even with a voucher from the animal shelters for low income families, the lowest cost for a female dog that is 90 pounds was $375 ("Strays," Nov. 19). Others in our area were up to $750, even $800. I know — I checked around. That was for a large dog.

I took my dog to Oregon. It was $156 dollars without a voucher! It was not a clinic, just a regular vet, and I have taken my pets over the border before for other procedures and the price tag is much lower. Why do our vets charge so much here? My vet said maybe they are taxed higher than Oregon vets.

—Melba Christensen, Loleta


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