Iím not trying to be insensitive here, I know a couple foosters have just been here and done this.
Me personally, I canít stomach the idea of taking a pet to the vet to end its life. The way I see it, us earth inhabiting creatures only get one life and one death, and I couldnít take one of my pets to his or her least favorite place to have them killed.
Iím not saying Iíd rather let them suffer. I just canít handle the idea of a vet killing one of my pets. Iíd rather shoot them myself outside, avoiding some stranger ending their life. I figure Iíd owe them better then that. Painless, and no last stressful vet trip for my beloved pet.
I donít want to debate, these things are very personal decisions. I just want to know what all us foosters believe about this individually. For the record, I never did have to put down any of my pets, those that have died did so either naturally of old age or in surgery.