blue cross dog/cat neutering help with a £25 voucher
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blue cross dog/cat neutering help with a £25 voucher

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Found 26th Feb 2016
Not sure if can post on here so please remove if not! Might help someone though

Blue cross are offering help towards cat and dog neutering to encourage people to have them done!
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"The vouchers are available to cat owners whose annual household income is less than £20,000, and also to those who are in receipt of means tested benefit and meet our usual eligibility criteria"
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Edited by: "MSK." 26th Feb 2016
A very good idea and an excellent way to reduce animal cruelty.
Thanks Op
Why are things like this only available to those on benefits
lynsaydyson

Why are things like this only available to those on benefits



​i agree with you there.
lynsaydyson

Why are things like this only available to those on benefits


Could have something to do with benefits being set at a level just enough to support life (in spite of what the papers say)
.It need doing for the welfare of animals and Blue Cross is a charity so has limited funds.If you can pay then you should, if you care about animals.
lynsaydyson

Why are things like this only available to those on benefits



It isn't just for those on benefits, did you read it at all? It's for those with an annual wage less than £20k. The average wage is supposed to be £20k and minimum wage is a lot less.

Perhaps you should actually check before you complain.
moneysavingkitten

It isn't just for those on benefits, did you read it at all? It's for … It isn't just for those on benefits, did you read it at all? It's for those with an annual wage less than £20k. The average wage is supposed to be £20k and minimum wage is a lot less.Perhaps you should actually check before you complain.



​not complaining, just passing comment. And it also does not mean that i don't care about animals either.
My comment was not to cause offence. I work and so does my husband. We dont have much left once general living is paid for but at just over the £20k mark means we cant get any help. I know some who struggle on benefits and i know some who live the life on benefits and all im saying is everyone is entitled to own a pet no matter what they earn. If having pets neutered is the main target here it should be offered to everyone on a first come first served basis.
lynsaydyson

My comment was not to cause offence. I work and so does my husband. We … My comment was not to cause offence. I work and so does my husband. We dont have much left once general living is paid for but at just over the £20k mark means we cant get any help. I know some who struggle on benefits and i know some who live the life on benefits and all im saying is everyone is entitled to own a pet no matter what they earn. If having pets neutered is the main target here it should be offered to everyone on a first come first served basis.


So what you are saying is that you should have an equal chance at this charities funds alongside some OAP on much less than you earn whose pet is their only companion. Would you elbow them out of the way,after all they couldn't put up much of a struggle? I would be ashamed to be you.
wonder if one day an offer will come up saying "only available to people who work " whoo hoo thatll be the day
sharonspencer

wonder if one day an offer will come up saying "only available to people … wonder if one day an offer will come up saying "only available to people who work " whoo hoo thatll be the day



You greedy git,
lynsaydyson

My comment was not to cause offence. I work and so does my husband. We … My comment was not to cause offence. I work and so does my husband. We dont have much left once general living is paid for but at just over the £20k mark means we cant get any help. I know some who struggle on benefits and i know some who live the life on benefits and all im saying is everyone is entitled to own a pet no matter what they earn. If having pets neutered is the main target here it should be offered to everyone on a first come first served basis.



Everybody is entitled to a pet. But not everybody is entitled to own a pet and have it paid for by the Government/charity. A pet is a lifestyle choice, not a necessity.
jongerry

So what you are saying is that you should have an equal chance at this … So what you are saying is that you should have an equal chance at this charities funds alongside some OAP on much less than you earn whose pet is their only companion. Would you elbow them out of the way,after all they couldn't put up much of a struggle? I would be ashamed to be you.



I think lynsaydyson's comment was perfectly reasonable, jongerry. Unlike your ridiculous "she'll beat up a pensioner" sensationalist overreaction. Jeez!

Shame deserved in this thread, but not on lynsaydyson.
If you get a dog from a rescue they are usually already spayed. If people on low income/benefits are buying expensive new pups from breeders etc then they should factor in the cost of spaying their pet.

I see why the charity is doing this but agree with the comments above that it's always something handed out for people on benefits..... I can't afford to go out and buy a £800 French bulldog...if I could surely I'd have enough money to spay/neuter it!
If you get a dog from a rescue they are usually already spayed. If people on low income/benefits are buying expensive new pups from breeders etc then they should factor in the cost of spaying their pet.

I see why the charity is doing this but agree with the comments above that it's always something handed out for people on benefits..... I can't afford to go out and buy a £800 French bulldog...if I could surely I'd have enough money to spay/neuter it!
lynsaydyson

Why are things like this only available to those on benefits



It's not only available to those on benefits.

If you're household has an income of £20,000 or less, this is offering help towards the payment, not payment in full.

This is a good thing for people who have unfortunately became one parent house holds or for the elderly who get by on just a state pension, or for people who end up disabled through no fault of their own & whose financial circumstances have changed dramatically as they have had no choice but to give up their career.

I think this is a good help for people who perhaps only have an animal for companionship too & are in these circumstances.

Despite what some tv programmes lead us to believe of what is 'scroungers' there are also an awful lot more respectable people who need this extra help & have perhaps rescued an animal & give it a good, loving home.
Not everyone is benefit scroungers, sadly those who are give the genuine people in need a bad name.

You can have a great career, good salary & through no fault of your own become ill & need to rely on benefits.
There are a lot of OAP's who live alone & have taken in a rescue cat/dog, that would pay out a lot of money to keep the animal safe & well from their state pension & not eat the rest of the month!

Good & Bad people in all levels of financial income or hardship, let's not tar them all with the same brush.
This is a good thing to allow assistance for the best interest of the pets.
I fully agree anyone living on benefits could not afford a puppy costing £800.
Questions need to be asked to those who can by the relevant government departments!
sharonspencer

wonder if one day an offer will come up saying "only available to people … wonder if one day an offer will come up saying "only available to people who work " whoo hoo thatll be the day



Sharon, our lovely chancellor George, just gave us all a treat last year by not stopping the tax credits for children, what more do we want?
Good find OP (for all those who 'truly' deserve it)
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lynsaydyson

Why are things like this only available to those on benefits



because people on benefits need all the help they can get , have you tried living on benefits , i did when i was out of work and we struggled so much , we could not afford to go out for a meal or go to the pictures and then a meal ,we just could not afford to treat our selves like i do now , my daughter and her husband have 2 small children the both work and they still struggle , and they cant even to afford a pet
moneysavingkitten

It isn't just for those on benefits, did you read it at all? It's for … It isn't just for those on benefits, did you read it at all? It's for those with an annual wage less than £20k. The average wage is supposed to be £20k and minimum wage is a lot less.Perhaps you should actually check before you complain.



well said , also if people are on more than the said amount then they should not moan and count themselves fortunate ,
jongerry

So what you are saying is that you should have an equal chance at this … So what you are saying is that you should have an equal chance at this charities funds alongside some OAP on much less than you earn whose pet is their only companion. Would you elbow them out of the way,after all they couldn't put up much of a struggle? I would be ashamed to be you.



Good job your not me then isnt it.just like im more than happy not to be you. What im saying is there are already charities out there offered animal services like pdsa to those on benefits. Why is there no offers that run along side it to offer discounts on the over priced neutoring of pets if they feel this is such a problem and animal cruelty to everyone else. Surely they want all animals to have the same chance. Should the message not be if you can not afford a pet and its care not to get one.
Its a snip at that price
saichia

for some reason I can no longer share deals with facebook. Can Admin … for some reason I can no longer share deals with facebook. Can Admin advise me please?


Same here, all I get is : App Not Set Up: This app is still in development mode, and you don't have access to it. Switch to a registered test user or ask an app admin for permissions.
Tried checking facebook connect in profile and says not connected, but does nothign when i hit the connect button
Edited by: "mrsplatts" 27th Feb 2016
jongerry

Could have something to do with benefits being set at a level just enough … Could have something to do with benefits being set at a level just enough to support life (in spite of what the papers say).It need doing for the welfare of animals and Blue Cross is a charity so has limited funds.If you can pay then you should, if you care about animals.



Hear hear Jongerry. Also it states very clearly that if your annual income is below £20,000 you can qualify for voucher - so not just for those in receipt of benefits.
lynsaydyson

Good job your not me then isnt it.just like im more than happy not to be … Good job your not me then isnt it.just like im more than happy not to be you. What im saying is there are already charities out there offered animal services like pdsa to those on benefits. Why is there no offers that run along side it to offer discounts on the over priced neutoring of pets if they feel this is such a problem and animal cruelty to everyone else. Surely they want all animals to have the same chance. Should the message not be if you can not afford a pet and its care not to get one.



I can't believe you are actually saying because the PDSA exist this scheme shouldn't run. You seem to be forgetting this scheme is run for the benefit of animals welfare, not people's.

Jog on and stop using this thread to bash people on benefits. There are plenty of other threads for that.
moneysavingkitten

I can't believe you are actually saying because the PDSA exist this … I can't believe you are actually saying because the PDSA exist this scheme shouldn't run. You seem to be forgetting this scheme is run for the benefit of animals welfare, not people's.Jog on and stop using this thread to bash people on benefits. There are plenty of other threads for that.



Oh shut up. Im not bashing those on benefits i know plenty of people on benefits with very different circumstances. And everyone is entitled to an opinion
lynsaydyson

Oh shut up. Im not bashing those on benefits i know plenty of people on … Oh shut up. Im not bashing those on benefits i know plenty of people on benefits with very different circumstances. And everyone is entitled to an opinion


Even if it is a mean,nasty,thoughtless one. Better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and confirm it.
So I presume as you both work your pet is alone all day,not ideal.
moneysavingkitten

I can't believe you are actually saying because the PDSA exist this … I can't believe you are actually saying because the PDSA exist this scheme shouldn't run. You seem to be forgetting this scheme is run for the benefit of animals welfare, not people's.Jog on and stop using this thread to bash people on benefits. There are plenty of other threads for that.




...or they could go away and read the Daily Mail. It's always having a go at people on benefits. Brainwashed those working that those on benefits are a lazy scourge on society. Whereas the majority of people have just fallen on hard times. At any moment, any of our lives could start to unravel and fall apart - any of us could end up on benefits.
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Why has this ended up an argument about benefits? Nobody knows other peoples personal situations so shouldnt just presume everything! Anyone with 'a perfect life' can fall on their **** and need help at any time in their lives! Surly they wouldnt be complaining then??! Theres a difference between been on benefits because they need help and no other choice and been on them because they cant be bothered to get of their **** and work!!
My daughter did a work placement during her training at a PDSA clinic. She was shocked how many people were bringing in very expensive breeds of pups and kittens for Neutering free of charge. She had the idea that the PDSA would be providing free/cheap vet care to pets that belonged to people who were unfortunate enough to have fallen on hard times.




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