Someone who works there told me that in this private animal hospital they euthanized
a dog today that was a "problem" for its owners. Something vague about tearing up
the inside of a house. Is this legal, that private hospitals can euthanize animals at
their own discretion for an over-the-counter fee?
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Someone who works there told me that in this private animal hospital they euthanized a dog today that was a ... of a house. Is this legal, that private hospitals can euthanize animals at their own discretion for an over-the-counter fee?

They're not euthanizing animals "at their own discretion". They're euthanizing them at the owners' request. Yes, it's legal. Some veterinarians refuse to do it, but the owners will most likely just take the animal somewhere else. What would you suggest the animal hospital do?
Mustang Sally
What would you suggest the animal
hospital do? Mustang Sally

Did I suggest in any way that I was suggesting anything? Otherwise you answered my question.
Someone who works there told me that in this private animal hospital they euthanized a dog today that was a ... of a house. Is this legal, that private hospitals can euthanize animals at their own discretion for an over-the-counter fee?

that is horrible! and should not be legal! i cant imagine what kind of person vet would do that! i used to think people get into caring for animals becasue of their love for them, wow was i wrong:-( people are the most agressive and heartless animals it seems:-(
Someone who works there told me that in this private ... euthanize animals at their own discretion for an over-the-counter fee?

that is horrible! and should not be legal! i cant imagine what kind of person vet would do that! i ... becasue of their love for them, wow was i wrong:-( people are the most agressive and heartless animals it seems:-(

Get a clue. It's the owners you need to be ranting about, not the vets.
Mustang Sally
that is horrible! and should not be legal! i cant ... people are the most agressive and heartless animals it seems:-(

Get a clue. It's the owners you need to be ranting about, not the vets. Mustang Sally

well, my vet takes in pets and helps place them in homes, they always have cats there and sometimes dogs... i dont think the people there would agree to euthanize just becasue the pet wasnt wanted anymore.. though another vet in my town im pretty sure does this. even if vets just took the pets and than handed them over to shelters they should not agree to kill animals for no reason at all. yes the owners that would want that are messed up and dont deserve pets, people in the "business" of animal care need to take responsibility when the stupid owners make a stupid choice.
I know i would,
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Get a clue. It's the owners you need to be ranting about, not the vets.

well, my vet takes in pets and helps place them in homes, they always have cats there and sometimes dogs... i dont think the people there would agree to euthanize just becasue the pet wasnt wanted anymore..

Again, you're giving such pet owners more credit than they're due. Many owners who have made up their minds as to a euthanasia of convenience aren't easily swayed. They will simply go to another vet rather than give up their dog to someone else and see themselves proved wrong as to their decision.
I had a talk with Friday's vet about this subject. He won't do conveniece euthanasia and is willing to lose clients, rather than sleep, over it.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
well, my vet takes in pets and helps place them ... agree to euthanize just becasue the pet wasnt wanted anymore..

Again, you're giving such pet owners more credit than they're due. Many owners who have made up their minds as ... vet about this subject. He won't do conveniece euthanasia and is willing to lose clients, rather than sleep, over it.

There are a lot of vets who won't. But to suggest that it should be illegal for a vet to euthanize in such situations, or that it is the responsibility of veterinarians to find homes for unwanted animals, is misguided.
Mustang Sally
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