Originally Posted by paleophlatus
I find no reason for you (or anyone else) to be "embarrassed" by the responses here. We've seen this question (in varying forms) a thousand times. This dog is suffering, the owner (for 14 years, apparently) can't seem to figure out what to do next BUT has the time as well as computer access to go on line for advice.
Alternative means? Such as.. I've been in these shoes. I BEGGED my Vet to take payments. He did. If he had not I would have gone to the next Vet and the next and the Vet and every animal shelter and/or rescue. I would have pawned my jewelry (had I had any left!), taken on a side job, begged my relatives. I would not have watched MY dog suffer and wondered... "Gee, what should I do next?" That's just me, of course, and I find no embarrassment there - either in where I've been or what I've said. I don't know where a Vet will euthanize a dog for $100 - certainly not in my area, but I don't know where OP is. Maybe that's the "going rate" there.
I do disagree with the "disposal of the remains" part. OP shouldn't be looking at how to raise $100 to euthanize the dog and another $100 to "dispose of the remains." How about $100 to euthanize the dog and then come to the realization that things are what they are, the Vet will have to dispose of the remains, as sad and painful as that may be. As I said - been there, done that. Sad, painful, horrifying - but it's reality and this family pet is suffering.
Again, have seen this question a thousand times. Everyone who answered came from experience and compassion (whether or not you believe it) and experience on AMHD. No need to criticize the volunteers who care enough to come on here over and over and over and bat their heads against walls trying to help people.
I trust you saw the comment Giggles posted for my colleague, Tickle? And, for the record, I read this the same way my colleague, Altenweg, did. I think OP is looking for someone else to handle this. I'm not saying there is a right and wrong way. You do what you can do to the extent you can do it - but the post doesn't read very well.
I'm far more outspoken than my colleagues - your comment "... so we should be generous, at least when approached for advice" is WAY out of line. Together "we've" posted in excess of 84,500 times. You've posted 130. Maybe "we" know how to respond to questions honestly and to the best of our ability and don't need coaching.
< clunk> Off my high horse.