WHY DON'T VETERINARIANS TREAT ANIMALS FOR FREE?

This episode features a challenging topic that rarely gets discussed in the veterinary profession. 

Why do -- and don't -- veterinarians treat certain patients for free? Should we have pet owners "sign over" their pets in order to receive free treatment? How do we judge if a person is fit (or unfit) to own a particular pet? Who should make that judgement? Does this potentially confuse the pet-owning public?  

The two cases referenced in this video:
1) Vet Was Supposed To Euthanize Dog — But Decided To Save Him Instead: https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/vet-saved-pit-bull-euthanasia-south-carolina
2) Man wants to re-adopt dog he surrendered after shelter pays for surgeries: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/37081902/man-wants-to-re-adopt-dog-he-surrendered-after-shelter-pays-for-surgeries