I believe there is much wisdom in that (albeit requires patience). Vets seem to want a name for a pet documented and the first thing we do when we get an animal is immediately take it to a vet...tell you why here lol...a little off topic but relevant...
We have a brown shirt culture in this county with animals. You can't just go into a rescue around here and adopt a dog. The rescues and vets run background checks to see if you have ever euthanized an animal or surrendered one to a shelter before they allow you to adopt. They also call a landlord if you are not a homeowner and they will check county records to be sure you are a homeowner. They force you sign a paper stating you will sterilize the animal even if it is a papered bred dog. I'm not even sure how legally these people are able to get away with such an invasion of privacy because they aren't government agencies. If you laugh and say "What authority is giving you the right to be asking these questions? You aren't bonded or licensed... " they'll just throw you out.
One lady from a local rescue demanded a home visit and to see our current dog's prescription for heart worm medicine with a receipt and the vets name. I told her to go to hell. I said "Uhhhh yeah right, I'm gonna let you and one of your friends see our credit card info and come and check my house out to see if it's worth breaking into - sure I'm real stupid like that."
We actually had to threaten a vet here with a lawsuit when we tried to go to a different vet for our last dog. They were jerks and charging us too much for care. One of the women in the vets office passed along a lot of personal information about our family to the new vet and the new vet started interrogating us like they were cops. I put the leash on the dog and I said... "I am your client, you are a small business, you are not a medical doctor and you have no right to be passing my families personal information off to each other. " They knew I was right, there's no law, it is the stupid local Nazi culture and people just let them get away with it.
The post office now when you request a pick up for an express package online they make you declare if you have a dog.
It's completely out of control!