In my nearly 64 yrs on this rock I ve been through literally hundreds of pets and animals. Raised in N Colo. we had chickens, rabbits, horses, collie dogs mostly and yes cats. Spaying and neutering wasn't as big of issue then and cats were pets but mostly mousers it seemed. In a different house and fewer cats later I recall crying my eyes out when dad accidently ran over my young black cat backing out of the garage heading to baseball practice. I didn't hear till later at practice and the tears flowed. As I raised my son here in Gilbert, taught school, now retired and 2nd small career he is now raising his young family here. The are afraid and discouraged from getting pets and I don't blame them. The costs and responsibilities today have overgrown the enjoyment. With all the adds and pushes to adopt and have pets the reality of the costs, etc are not there. Until you go deeper in to web sites, vet visits, articles, etc. The reality is that if you really want to take care of a pet today you need to be above middle class. Other wise from middle class down we are subject to constantly letting pets die slow deaths or being killed. We make it nicer by saying put down and euthanasia but it is what it is. Had my latest dog put down at 12 because of early old dog but I know money could have prolonged her life as a pet but it wasn't to be. And a long comes Bubba walking in to my life because a neighbor won't get his mother fixed. If I knew them better I'd volunteer to catch, have spayed and release again. Going to try and do that somehow anyway. They seem to have younger kids who like having kittens around but as soon as kitten wears off and they haven't found a home they kick them out to the neighborhood. And Bubba walked in to my life about 6 wks. ago. Yep, I'm a sucker for a sweet cal. I and my sister across town had plans to get him fixed, keep him in more and more and find a good home for him and that chapter over. Now a new chapter. Him getting hurt and a week of hell basically. Going to try and get money through home owners. Never know without trying. But have little optimism for that. Funding for the $2000 to $4200 for amputation to maybe plating by surgery, etc is really hard/impossible to find. Partial help for vets that accept it seems is the norm so you have to apply, apply to the few out there for assistance and to only vets that will accept lower rate. So, right now my only 2 alternatives are going to be wait till he gets sick from the infection, call humane society and have them take him as a stray or possibly Sunnyslope this next week to see if they'll take him, possibly try and fix leg and find a home. Web site is they have to check adoptability. Do you all think he really has a chance there? Or I can turn him in now as stray and they just kill him sooner. So you ask for my review? For care for him and up front help to know, B for being nice but F for the cost, lack of giving me any good options for Bubba and me, etc. Review off the overall pet industry----F---for those that really can't afford it and for good education and reality of raising pets today.-- F--- Here's hoping Bubby will be my last. Sad, sad, sad overall situation..