it is hard when money is tight, an you love your pet, but you find a way. It does say if she had took it to the vets when it got sick it wouldn't have suffered and they propably could have made its quality of life better till it was too ill to stay alive. She said she couldn't take it because it was incontinent so no bus or taxi would take her, how does she know, i wouldn't have said anything and just booked one. She says misguided love, or is it more too poor and ignorant to find help?? Im torn on this one. Maybe a warning or a fine or a ban from pets would have seemed more fitting, but she says it has made her feel ashamed and humiliated, and maybe thats what she should feel? So maybe the tag was the right option after all. Umm a tough one.