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    I have a friend who got plastic surgery for her dog. She was worried he would be self conscious about a scar on his leg. To each their own. I don't care what people do with their own money.

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    What Melissa said. It's up to them how they spend their money. I'm okay with it. If it was pet or what not I probably would do something to give them a fair shot in life like that.
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    Don't see a waste of money the prosthetics were donated and it isn't the owner spending money they gave the calf to the rescue org or the butcher to turn it into veal who ever got their first.. was the comment.
    The rescue organization is used to spending money to rescue animals and may be non-profit as most are.. seem like the prosthetics place is out money but they might see it also as simply giving.. or also free press, and science.. simply seeing if it can be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I have a friend who got plastic surgery for her dog. She was worried he would be self conscious about a scar on his leg. To each their own. I don't care what people do with their own money.
    I totally agree that she had every right to spend her own money on whatever she wanted. But that still made me laugh a little bit.
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    ITA with the others, if she wants to spend her money this way, it's fine with me. I see it as a win-win-win situation. Her shelter gets good publicity, the cow gets to walk around comfortably, and the prosthetics company gets good publicity, and possibly discovers something new that can be applied to humans. One of my step-dad's first prosthetic legs had a counter-weight system inside that had originally been designed for a racehorse that someone adored and refused to kill when it broke its leg. Because horses can't learn to "snap" their stumps to move a prosthetic, the prosthetic needed to move on its own when the stump was moved, and when it worked for the horse, they adapted it to prosthetic legs for humans. Maybe this company is going to find out what works best for a very heavy animal, which could be used for prosthetics for very heavy humans. Too often, very heavy people who lose a foot or leg end up confined to a wheelchair, which causes even more problems.
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