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We have Mary Quinn.
Joining us the story today is South Carolina veterans that veterinarians and sorry.
Are accusing animal shelters and acting as doctors.
And doing the jobs the vet and that obviously is having an impact on private practice -- -- good morning.
Hi good morning -- If you think you know who's taking care of your pet when you take it to get back later even operating on South Carolina vets are saying think again.
It can be our greatness companion.
So we want -- to receive the best care possible -- good intentions have.
Pre dated a big bad blood between veterinarians and animal shelter in South Carolina didn't -- cannot afford detector that their parents who -- private clinic.
A group of South Carolina that have authored a bill that will require animal shelters -- public funds.
To stop performing procedures on animals that then that's saying things -- -- Should be done my best in private practice subsidized -- should not mean sub standard care for people who go -- it humane society your children to adopt a pet shelters say it comes down to affordable care if it means -- it's because we have a more affordable rate for services.
And so they had with more than five million homeless animals nationwide closed several million of them are nice cheered because they are not -- -- Shelters argue that treating the health of these -- is the best way to find the -- but the concern of the best kids.
Exactly it's screening these animals.
We don't know why you know this shelter has two full time veterinarians on staff so any surgical procedure done to the -- It's performed by a licensed -- Our first priority is to take care of the -- our first concern is not the profits of private -- nearly.
-- say eighteen you are only looking out for our pets.
Not to make an extra buck it's about the animals it's about the quality -- the animals.
An animal -- -- it if it worked for the services they offered at their very low cost.
That is a chance some people wouldn't treat their pets at all because they can't afford it.
Yet you know I had.
It's a terrible story aids good in that.
The the shelters are providing at a more reasonable cost those services however what exactly and is the cost difference right now.
-- Well there's actually a very big difference now does vary from different shelters and different kind of practices but just an average number that I got let's say you take your -- to get a standard vaccination that -- -- -- that I could cost around eight dollars.
At a private practice it could be as much as a hundred dollars so -- -- -- their -- huge difference so why would people try to save some money and then just go to a shelter and not invented and I understand now.
The -- are saying that turning their practice -- wonder why they can't bring their own costs downs.
Yeah exactly it's definitely an issue that they're dealing with that they're hoping.
That this bill will help settle that's the vets say that this bill is really the best -- for the animals at the became a proper care under the proper supervision by license that every single time.
They animal shelters are saying a long run this could really hurt the animals because.
They're less likely to be adopted with these health issues and it's just gonna continue to over crowd these animal shelters.
And finally -- how -- the animals affected.
Well they're affecting kinda just how I said you know he's -- animal shelters are very crowded as you saw the pictures.
Dogs everywhere they're crying they really need homes and animal shelters are saying that if their health issues are not treated.
A family's not gonna comment adopt the sick dogs that's really their job to treat -- These analysts but the private vets are saying.
No that's not okay because -- animals aren't getting the proper care they need final license of that so really does have to see how this bill plays out.
Thank you so much -- -- joining us from South Carolina.
-- reporter foxnews.com thank you so much.
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