Campbell Live just ran a story about a young woman who'd had her puppy impounded and couldn't afford the $200 to have her pet released. At the end of the story, John Campbell advised that the phone had been ringing off the hook with people offering to pay the $200 on behalf of the puppy's owner.
If this young woman can't find $200 to release her puppy, she'll struggle to feed the growing dog, let alone pay its vet bills. I guess the people offering their money didn't think of that.
In the supermarket, I've regularly noted that the SPCA pet food donation bin is full, while the foodbank donation bin is pitifully empty. Why is that?