My wife was baptized Catholic only 4 years ago. I say that with humbleness as a "lifelong Catholic" for she led me back to Christ.
We have a family dog that we love and is paralyzed. We have spent money on trying to rehabilitate her but to no avail. We have been told that she will never walk again.
Tomorrow I am going to humanely put her down. Our Veterinarian is a family member and this will be done right.
Our family cannot afford to spend money on this dog's recovery nor have we been able to find anyone willing to take her in. We both work and have two young children. We can't give this dog the care she needs.
My wife as a new Catholic was embarrassed but asked me if this was murder. I told her of course not and that God wants us to treat Animals humanely but at the same time he would not approve of us diverting funds to a sick animal that could be used to support our children or other causes helping to save and allievate suffering humans.
Can someone please give us insight?