Woman spends $75K and up to care for others' animals

How much is a pet's life worth?

For anyone with a pet, the figure can go as high as your credit card limit when a veterinarian's bill arrives. But if you're unemployed, it could be lower.

Whatever number you come up with, chances are you haven't had to spend as much as Michelle Hamilton of San Carlos, Calif., has chosen to spend -- $75,000 and counting. And not only has Hamilton spent the money on her own pets, but most of it has gone for medical care for the pets of other people who were otherwise planning to euthanize them, according to a story on SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle's Web site.