Wow! Everybody has to make a living, but gee whiz! I know a vet in Rushford, MN. He's an all around vet who will see a farm dog that needs surgery. Farmers often won't pay what the going rate is so I've been told he'll do a $1200 (at other clinics) surgery that he will normally charge $500-$700 for, but if they won't pay that, he'll say, well, will you do it for $250? Just because he wants to help the animal. To actually say euthanasia is the other option, I'd say it is fair to spread the word wide and far -would you please share with us where you had this experience?