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Jacqui Watz
February 5th 15, 09:32 AM
The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin cancers, and we've been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.

Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.

Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it. We've looked into all options in our area but virtually no help is available bar surrendering him to a shelter and/or possibly having him euthanized. The last thing we want is to lose a cherished family member because we can't afford the vet bills. Harley is an old cat, but he's not elderly - he has plenty of life and energy left and we can't imagine having to deal with another tragedy so soon. Especially when it can be fixed.

All we can really think to do is ask for help and hope the kindness of strangers might get us through. Any donation will help, no matter the size.

Even if you can't donate, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign would be truly appreciated! You can click on the 'Share' buttons on the campaign page and it would help immensely!

Thank you so much,
Jac

Link: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears

Magicat
February 6th 15, 11:58 PM
Jacqui Watz wrote:> The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin
cancers, and we've been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.
>
> Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.
>
> Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it.

I'm in a very similar situation (Casey & Houdini cost $1400 last year, Azrael's
throat tumor removal estimate is $5k and we're living on SSI) so I can't donate,
but here's the list of active veterinary financial aid funds I've found that we
can apply to:

http://sixlegsfoundation.org/
http://onyxandbreezy.org
http://paws4acure.org
http://frankiesfriends.com/programs-2/hope-fund-happy-tails-2/
http://thepetfund.com (has a wait list)
http://uan.org/index.cfm?navid=161
http://petassistanceinc.org
http://imom.org

Lists of funds focusing on specific states & conditions:
http://www.redrover.org/node/1381
http://www.redrover.org/node/1379

I'm still looking through the charity lists from other orgs and jotting down the
ones I find, so I'll probably post another few later tonight. Hopefully both of
us can scrape together enough money to get the operations done really soon.
*crosses fingers*


--
Blog (with Azrael's pics & updates):
http://xyzzy.atwebpages.com

Christina Websell
February 7th 15, 07:08 PM
"Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
...
The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin cancers, and we've
been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.

Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She
needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received
was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our
finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.

Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it. We've
looked into all options in our area but virtually no help is available bar
surrendering him to a shelter and/or possibly having him euthanized. The
last thing we want is to lose a cherished family member because we can't
afford the vet bills. Harley is an old cat, but he's not elderly - he has
plenty of life and energy left and we can't imagine having to deal with
another tragedy so soon. Especially when it can be fixed.

All we can really think to do is ask for help and hope the kindness of
strangers might get us through. Any donation will help, no matter the size.

Even if you can't donate, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign would be truly
appreciated! You can click on the 'Share' buttons on the campaign page and
it would help immensely!

Thank you so much,
Jac

Link: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears

I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder cancer
whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought about my
own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of money
myself at the time)
I would not do it again.
1. they are scamming
2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are scamming.

buglady[_2_]
February 7th 15, 09:17 PM
On 2/7/2015 2:08 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
> I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder cancer
> whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought about my
> own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of money
> myself at the time)
> I would not do it again.
> 1. they are scamming
> 2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are scamming.

............I think the only legitimate way to do this kind of thing is
to have the money sent directly to the vet for the treatment.

.......Looks like the cat also has some spots on the nose. If those
aren't taken care of the nose will get eaten up. I would imagine that
laser surgery would be the best for the nose, would lose less of it. My
neighbor had an white cat with sarcoma like this and while she had the
ear tips removed she did nothing with the nose and when she had him PTS
about 8 months later 3/4 of his nose was gone. This cat needs to stay
out of the sun, period, shouldn't even lay in a sunny window w/o a UV
barrier between.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

Christina Websell
February 7th 15, 10:12 PM
"buglady" > wrote in message
...
> On 2/7/2015 2:08 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
>> I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder cancer
>> whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought about
>> my
>> own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of money
>> myself at the time)
>> I would not do it again.
>> 1. they are scamming
>> 2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are scamming.
>
> ...........I think the only legitimate way to do this kind of thing is to
> have the money sent directly to the vet for the treatment.
>
> ......Looks like the cat also has some spots on the nose. If those aren't
> taken care of the nose will get eaten up. I would imagine that laser
> surgery would be the best for the nose, would lose less of it. My
> neighbor had an white cat with sarcoma like this and while she had the ear
> tips removed she did nothing with the nose and when she had him PTS about
> 8 months later 3/4 of his nose was gone. This cat needs to stay out of
> the sun, period, shouldn't even lay in a sunny window w/o a UV barrier
> between.
>
Well I might suggest that anyone who has a cat needs to take notice of what
happened to Boyfriend last year. His intestines were out when he came in
from outside and I shot to the vets at midnight. The vet said Can you
afford this? I said yes. I lied a bit about that. But rpca helped with his
bill, 300 towards his 800. Bless you all who did this.

MaryL[_2_]
February 7th 15, 11:46 PM
"buglady" wrote in message
...

............I think the only legitimate way to do this kind of thing is
to have the money sent directly to the vet for the treatment.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

~~~~~~~~
That is a good point. I have donated to several people who were on rpca,
but they are people that I grew to know over a period of years because they
were rpca "regulars." In each case, I sent the donations directly to their
veterinarians. Unfortunately, there are a great many scammers who know
exactly how to prey on our emotions.

MaryL

Jacqui Watz
February 8th 15, 08:42 AM
On Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:58:25 AM UTC+11, Magicat wrote:
> Jacqui Watz wrote:> The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin
> cancers, and we've been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.
> >
> > Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer.. She needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.
> >
> > Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it.
>
> I'm in a very similar situation (Casey & Houdini cost $1400 last year, Azrael's
> throat tumor removal estimate is $5k and we're living on SSI) so I can't donate,
> but here's the list of active veterinary financial aid funds I've found that we
> can apply to:
>
> http://sixlegsfoundation.org/
> http://onyxandbreezy.org
> http://paws4acure.org
> http://frankiesfriends.com/programs-2/hope-fund-happy-tails-2/
> http://thepetfund.com (has a wait list)
> http://uan.org/index.cfm?navid=161
> http://petassistanceinc.org
> http://imom.org
>
> Lists of funds focusing on specific states & conditions:
> http://www.redrover.org/node/1381
> http://www.redrover.org/node/1379
>
> I'm still looking through the charity lists from other orgs and jotting down the
> ones I find, so I'll probably post another few later tonight. Hopefully both of
> us can scrape together enough money to get the operations done really soon.
> *crosses fingers*
>
>
> --
> Blog (with Azrael's pics & updates):
> http://xyzzy.atwebpages.com

Hi Magicat,
Thanks so much for the links, I checked them all, but none of them help
internationally. I'm in Australia and we don't really have much like that
here. (Free healthcare for people but pets are on their own.)
I emailed around 30 different places asking for help or at least to
point me in the right direction but no one had any answers. Some vets have
payment plans, but it has to be paid off within 12 months, and even that is
impossible, especially if it turns into thousands of dollars.
I looked at your page, Azrael is beautiful and I feel for you. It's
a terrible situation, especially with an older cat - I've had a few people
say 'he's old just put him down if you can't afford it', but I'm sure you
understand how horrible a suggestion like that is - and how insensitive. I
got so angry.
The med school thing sounds promising though, I will keep my fingers
crossed for you.
Thanks again for your caring and the links, I appreciate it. I hope
everything goes alright with Azrael, I'll be thinking of you!
Jac <3

Jacqui Watz
February 8th 15, 09:00 AM
On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:08:57 AM UTC+11, Christina Websell wrote:
> "Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
> ...
> The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin cancers, and we've
> been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.
>
> Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She
> needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received
> was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our
> finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.
>
> Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it. We've
> looked into all options in our area but virtually no help is available bar
> surrendering him to a shelter and/or possibly having him euthanized. The
> last thing we want is to lose a cherished family member because we can't
> afford the vet bills. Harley is an old cat, but he's not elderly - he has
> plenty of life and energy left and we can't imagine having to deal with
> another tragedy so soon. Especially when it can be fixed.
>
> All we can really think to do is ask for help and hope the kindness of
> strangers might get us through. Any donation will help, no matter the size.
>
> Even if you can't donate, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign would be truly
> appreciated! You can click on the 'Share' buttons on the campaign page and
> it would help immensely!
>
> Thank you so much,
> Jac
>
> Link: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears
>
> I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder cancer
> whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought about my
> own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of money
> myself at the time)
> I would not do it again.
> 1. they are scamming
> 2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are scamming.

Hi, I understand your skepticism, that's the nature of the internet, unfortunately. I do feel the need to reply though.
I haven't been in this group before. I have joined a few recently and honestly, until you mentioned it, I didn't realise how bad that would appear, I should have thought that through a lot better and I'm kind of kicking myself now.
I'm just desperate, and trying to get as much exposure as I can. I'm also posting regular updates on the campaign page and social media. I know that doesn't mean I'm not a scammer, of course.
I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
I know there's nothing I can really say or do, because it's true, there are scammers everywhere that know exactly what buttons to push. I just wanted to reply so you know I didn't just 'post and run'.
Thanks for listening,
Jac

buglady[_2_]
February 8th 15, 10:49 AM
On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:

> I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.

...........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
not chemo.
http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html

..........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research.

...........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
back.

.......So, do your homework.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

Jacqui Watz
February 8th 15, 11:08 AM
On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:50:04 PM UTC+11, buglady wrote:
> On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:
>
> > I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
>
> ..........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
> not chemo.
> http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html
>
> .........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research.
>
> ..........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
> that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
> gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
> kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
> back.
>
> ......So, do your homework.
>
> buglady
> take out the dog before replying

I didn't mention the chemo because I thought Harley would need it, I'm aware from my own research that the best course of action is usually surgery. I mentioned the fact that the clinic did chemo as part of the reason I was impressed with them as it's not something the majority of vets do. The fact that they have cancer specialists on hand is just something I found reassuring.
I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
I have done some research. The operations to remove the affected ear tissue seems to be quite straightforward, but the question is will surgery be enough or has it spread other places. I'm expecting the vet to do a fair amount of pathology, a biopsy as well as the visual exam when we see him wednesday morning. I'll have more details on the extent of it then hopefully, along with his recommendations. I just don't know specifics until then, unfortunately.
When I have that news I'll be posting another update for those who are following along.
Jac

Mack A. Damia
February 8th 15, 05:56 PM
On Sun, 8 Feb 2015 03:08:49 -0800 (PST), Jacqui Watz
> wrote:

>On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:50:04 PM UTC+11, buglady wrote:
>> On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:
>>
>> > I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
>>
>> ..........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
>> not chemo.
>> http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html
>>
>> .........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research.
>>
>> ..........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
>> that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
>> gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
>> kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
>> back.
>>
>> ......So, do your homework.
>>
>> buglady
>> take out the dog before replying
>
>I didn't mention the chemo because I thought Harley would need it, I'm aware from my own research that the best course of action is usually surgery. I mentioned the fact that the clinic did chemo as part of the reason I was impressed with them as it's not something the majority of vets do. The fact that they have cancer specialists on hand is just something I found reassuring.
>I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
>I have done some research. The operations to remove the affected ear tissue seems to be quite straightforward, but the question is will surgery be enough or has it spread other places. I'm expecting the vet to do a fair amount of pathology, a biopsy as well as the visual exam when we see him wednesday morning. I'll have more details on the extent of it then hopefully, along with his recommendations. I just don't know specifics until then, unfortunately.
>When I have that news I'll be posting another update for those who are following along.

I think one of the simplest thing you could do would be for you to
provide the vet's name, address and phone number, and then those who
are interested could check with him as to the veracity of your
situation.

For some of us, pets who are suffering is one of the most difficult
things that life can throw at us. Good luck and all the best to
Harley.

--

Jacqui Watz
February 9th 15, 08:04 AM
On Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:56:46 AM UTC+11, Mack A. Damia wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2015 03:08:49 -0800 (PST), Jacqui Watz
> > wrote:
>
> >On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:50:04 PM UTC+11, buglady wrote:
> >> On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:
> >>
> >> > I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
> >>
> >> ..........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
> >> not chemo.
> >> http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html
> >>
> >> .........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research..
> >>
> >> ..........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
> >> that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
> >> gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
> >> kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
> >> back.
> >>
> >> ......So, do your homework.
> >>
> >> buglady
> >> take out the dog before replying
> >
> >I didn't mention the chemo because I thought Harley would need it, I'm aware from my own research that the best course of action is usually surgery.. I mentioned the fact that the clinic did chemo as part of the reason I was impressed with them as it's not something the majority of vets do. The fact that they have cancer specialists on hand is just something I found reassuring.
> >I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
> >I have done some research. The operations to remove the affected ear tissue seems to be quite straightforward, but the question is will surgery be enough or has it spread other places. I'm expecting the vet to do a fair amount of pathology, a biopsy as well as the visual exam when we see him wednesday morning. I'll have more details on the extent of it then hopefully, along with his recommendations. I just don't know specifics until then, unfortunately.
> >When I have that news I'll be posting another update for those who are following along.
>
> I think one of the simplest thing you could do would be for you to
> provide the vet's name, address and phone number, and then those who
> are interested could check with him as to the veracity of your
> situation.
>
> For some of us, pets who are suffering is one of the most difficult
> things that life can throw at us. Good luck and all the best to
> Harley.
>
> --

Thanks, it really is.

I'm more than happy to provide the vets contact info, absolutely.

I'd like to run it by the clinic first though, just to be polite. Our appointment is wednesday morning (aust. time, which I think is tuesday night for much of USA), so afterwards I'll jump on here and leave you the details. I'm guessing it will be ok with them but I want to make absolutely sure, especially since we're new to the clinic.

Thanks so much for the well wishes, everyone. I'll post again soon <3

Christina Websell
February 9th 15, 07:43 PM
"MaryL" > wrote in message
...
>
>
> "buglady" wrote in message
> ...
>
> ...........I think the only legitimate way to do this kind of thing is
> to have the money sent directly to the vet for the treatment.
>
> buglady
> take out the dog before replying
>
> ~~~~~~~~
> That is a good point. I have donated to several people who were on rpca,
> but they are people that I grew to know over a period of years because
> they were rpca "regulars." In each case, I sent the donations directly to
> their veterinarians. Unfortunately, there are a great many scammers who
> know exactly how to prey on our emotions.
>
> MaryL

Exactly.
Boyfie was terribly injured last year and every bit of money that came in
went directly to his vet.
He did have a bank account for the vet, but having a small intestine poking
out totally blew his "what I have saved up in case I need the vet"

Christina Websell
February 10th 15, 12:00 AM
"Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
...
On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:50:04 PM UTC+11, buglady wrote:
> On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:
>
> > I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on
> > his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his
> > ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and
> > 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
>
> ..........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
> not chemo.
> http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html
>
> .........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research.
>
> ..........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
> that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
> gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
> kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
> back.
>
> ......So, do your homework.
>
> buglady
> take out the dog before replying

I didn't mention the chemo because I thought Harley would need it, I'm aware
from my own research that the best course of action is usually surgery. I
mentioned the fact that the clinic did chemo as part of the reason I was
impressed with them as it's not something the majority of vets do. The fact
that they have cancer specialists on hand is just something I found
reassuring.
I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
I have done some research. The operations to remove the affected ear tissue
seems to be quite straightforward, but the question is will surgery be
enough or has it spread other places. I'm expecting the vet to do a fair
amount of pathology, a biopsy as well as the visual exam when we see him
wednesday morning. I'll have more details on the extent of it then
hopefully, along with his recommendations. I just don't know specifics until
then, unfortunately.
When I have that news I'll be posting another update for those who are
following along.
Jac

It's a good idea if you have a dog or cat to make sure you afford the vets
bills. I could easily have two more cats to feed. But what if they became
ill? Vets bills are crazy here.

MaryL[_2_]
February 10th 15, 12:11 PM
"Christina Websell" wrote in message
...


"MaryL" > wrote in message
...
>
>
> "buglady" wrote in message
> ...
>
> ...........I think the only legitimate way to do this kind of thing is
> to have the money sent directly to the vet for the treatment.
>
> buglady
> take out the dog before replying
>
> ~~~~~~~~
> That is a good point. I have donated to several people who were on rpca,
> but they are people that I grew to know over a period of years because
> they were rpca "regulars." In each case, I sent the donations directly to
> their veterinarians. Unfortunately, there are a great many scammers who
> know exactly how to prey on our emotions.
>
> MaryL

Exactly.
Boyfie was terribly injured last year and every bit of money that came in
went directly to his vet.
He did have a bank account for the vet, but having a small intestine poking
out totally blew his "what I have saved up in case I need the vet"

~~~~~~~
Boyfie is one of our greatly-loved rpca cats, and I am delighted that
Boyfie came through his surgery so well. You are fortunate to have your
friend, June, who could help you with Boyfie and your chickens when you were
in the hospital. I have thought of you and your accident many times, and I
wish there were something further that could be done for your hand.

MaryL

Jacqui Watz
February 11th 15, 08:44 AM
On Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:04:20 PM UTC+11, Jacqui Watz wrote:
> On Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:56:46 AM UTC+11, Mack A. Damia wrote:
> > On Sun, 8 Feb 2015 03:08:49 -0800 (PST), Jacqui Watz
> > > wrote:
> >
> > >On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:50:04 PM UTC+11, buglady wrote:
> > >> On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
> > >>
> > >> ..........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
> > >> not chemo.
> > >> http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html
> > >>
> > >> .........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research.
> > >>
> > >> ..........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
> > >> that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
> > >> gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
> > >> kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
> > >> back.
> > >>
> > >> ......So, do your homework.
> > >>
> > >> buglady
> > >> take out the dog before replying
> > >
> > >I didn't mention the chemo because I thought Harley would need it, I'm aware from my own research that the best course of action is usually surgery. I mentioned the fact that the clinic did chemo as part of the reason I was impressed with them as it's not something the majority of vets do. The fact that they have cancer specialists on hand is just something I found reassuring.
> > >I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
> > >I have done some research. The operations to remove the affected ear tissue seems to be quite straightforward, but the question is will surgery be enough or has it spread other places. I'm expecting the vet to do a fair amount of pathology, a biopsy as well as the visual exam when we see him wednesday morning. I'll have more details on the extent of it then hopefully, along with his recommendations. I just don't know specifics until then, unfortunately.
> > >When I have that news I'll be posting another update for those who are following along.
> >
> > I think one of the simplest thing you could do would be for you to
> > provide the vet's name, address and phone number, and then those who
> > are interested could check with him as to the veracity of your
> > situation.
> >
> > For some of us, pets who are suffering is one of the most difficult
> > things that life can throw at us. Good luck and all the best to
> > Harley.
> >
> > --
>
> Thanks, it really is.
>
> I'm more than happy to provide the vets contact info, absolutely.
>
> I'd like to run it by the clinic first though, just to be polite. Our appointment is wednesday morning (aust. time, which I think is tuesday night for much of USA), so afterwards I'll jump on here and leave you the details. I'm guessing it will be ok with them but I want to make absolutely sure, especially since we're new to the clinic.
>
> Thanks so much for the well wishes, everyone. I'll post again soon <3

Hi everyone, I took Harley to the vet this morning and it went well. I'm working on an update to post to the page soon, but basically both ears definitely need to be removed (as we thought). The vet thinks the spots on his nose will respond to some cryotherapy, which is good considering the other option is removing some of the flesh.

Anyway, we're feeling positive about it all and we'll be booking in the surgery for next week. Still waiting on some pathology results from today, but it shouldn't take long.

Anyway, for those interested, the vet's name is Paul McCarthy at Brunker Road Veterinary Clinic, NSW, Australia. They have a great website here: brunkerroadvets.com.au

Their phone number, address and email details are on the website, so feel free to give them a call. I talked to the receptionist and she's happy to talk to anyone who wants to ring them!

(I also took a couple of pictures at the clinic today and I'll be uploading them to the campaign page later tonight.)

Harley was a nightmare to get into the carrier but he was pretty good at the vet. He was certainly quite easy to get BACK in the carrier though! :)

Apart from a little shaved patch on his neck from the needle, he's completely fine.

Thanks so much, sorry it took so long to get the info to you. I hope it helps. Oh, and a reminder of the campaign page address: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears

Thank you all for listening and your well wishes too,
Jac <3

Christina Websell
February 13th 15, 11:01 PM
"Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
...
On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:08:57 AM UTC+11, Christina Websell wrote:
> "Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
> ...
> The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin cancers, and we've
> been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.
>
> Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer.
> She
> needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received
> was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our
> finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.
>
> Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it. We've
> looked into all options in our area but virtually no help is available bar
> surrendering him to a shelter and/or possibly having him euthanized. The
> last thing we want is to lose a cherished family member because we can't
> afford the vet bills. Harley is an old cat, but he's not elderly - he has
> plenty of life and energy left and we can't imagine having to deal with
> another tragedy so soon. Especially when it can be fixed.
>
> All we can really think to do is ask for help and hope the kindness of
> strangers might get us through. Any donation will help, no matter the
> size.
>
> Even if you can't donate, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign would be truly
> appreciated! You can click on the 'Share' buttons on the campaign page and
> it would help immensely!
>
> Thank you so much,
> Jac
>
> Link: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears
>
> I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder cancer
> whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought about
> my
> own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of money
> myself at the time)
> I would not do it again.
> 1. they are scamming
> 2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are scamming.

Hi, I understand your skepticism, that's the nature of the internet,
unfortunately. I do feel the need to reply though.
I haven't been in this group before. I have joined a few recently and
honestly, until you mentioned it, I didn't realise how bad that would
appear, I should have thought that through a lot better and I'm kind of
kicking myself now.
I'm just desperate, and trying to get as much exposure as I can. I'm also
posting regular updates on the campaign page and social media. I know that
doesn't mean I'm not a scammer, of course.
I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his
temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears.
The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2
oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
I know there's nothing I can really say or do, because it's true, there are
scammers everywhere that know exactly what buttons to push. I just wanted to
reply so you know I didn't just 'post and run'.
Thanks for listening,
Jac

-------
I'm afraid if you have a pet, Jac, you have to make sure you have enough
enough money for the vet's bills if you are not known to this group.
Several of us here have been helped with enormous vet's bills by each other,
but we've known each other for years on rpca (mainly) but you just can't
come here as a stranger asking for vet's bills to be paid.

I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it once
for a stranger, not again.
Tweed

Mack A. Damia
February 14th 15, 01:06 AM
On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> wrote:


>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it once
>for a stranger, not again.
>Tweed

Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.

--

Christina Websell
February 15th 15, 07:21 PM
"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> > wrote:
>
>
>>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>once
>>for a stranger, not again.
>>Tweed
>
> Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.
>

well, that's not nice ;-) I don't like you either but I refrain from
insulting you.

Mack A. Damia
February 15th 15, 08:55 PM
On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:21:39 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> wrote:

>
>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>> > wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>>once
>>>for a stranger, not again.
>>>Tweed
>>
>> Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.
>>
>
>well, that's not nice ;-) I don't like you either but I refrain from
>insulting you.

You're a liar, too.

Don't you remember when you announced to the group that since I was a
no-one, you were going to kill file me? Quoth the meadow muffin:

(RE: Newbie with a Question)

"No I did
we don't know yet. Mac A Demia is no-one I know and doesn't add
anything
to the group so into the killfile it goes."

--

Christina Websell
February 15th 15, 09:24 PM
"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:21:39 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> > wrote:
>
>>
>>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>>> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>>>once
>>>>for a stranger, not again.
>>>>Tweed
>>>
>>> Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.
>>>
>>
>>well, that's not nice ;-) I don't like you either but I refrain from
>>insulting you.
>
> You're a liar, too.
>
> Don't you remember when you announced to the group that since I was a
> no-one, you were going to kill file me? Quoth the meadow muffin:
>
> (RE: Newbie with a Question)
>
> "No I did
> we don't know yet. Mac A Demia is no-one I know and doesn't add
> anything
> to the group so into the killfile it goes."
>
> --
>

I thought you might improve. I am always reluctant to killflle

Mack A. Damia
February 15th 15, 09:33 PM
On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:24:07 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> wrote:

>
>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>> On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:21:39 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>> > wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>>>> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>>>>once
>>>>>for a stranger, not again.
>>>>>Tweed
>>>>
>>>> Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.
>>>>
>>>
>>>well, that's not nice ;-) I don't like you either but I refrain from
>>>insulting you.
>>
>> You're a liar, too.
>>
>> Don't you remember when you announced to the group that since I was a
>> no-one, you were going to kill file me? Quoth the meadow muffin:
>>
>> (RE: Newbie with a Question)
>>
>> "No I did
>> we don't know yet. Mac A Demia is no-one I know and doesn't add
>> anything
>> to the group so into the killfile it goes."
>>
>> --
>>
>
>I thought you might improve. I am always reluctant to killflle

I only defend myself when I am under attack. Other than that, it's
strictly cats. I have owned them most of my life - 68 years, now.

--

Christina Websell
February 17th 15, 07:52 PM
"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2015 03:08:49 -0800 (PST), Jacqui Watz
> > wrote:
>
>>On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:50:04 PM UTC+11, buglady wrote:
>>> On 2/8/2015 4:00 AM, Jacqui Watz wrote:
>>>
>>> > I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one
>>> > on his temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just
>>> > his ears. The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy
>>> > clinic and 2 oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in
>>> > choosing them.
>>>
>>> ..........Whether melanoma or sarcoma, treatment of choice is surgery,
>>> not chemo.
>>> http://www.merckmanuals.com/pethealth/cat_disorders_and_diseases/skin_disorders_of_cats/tumors_of_the_skin_in_cats.html
>>>
>>> .........You need a definitive diagnosis and then you need to research.
>>>
>>> ..........When I had a cat with nasal lymphoma the specialty vet told me
>>> that chemo could make it disappear.....3-5 thousand dollars. I thought,
>>> gosh, how could I NOT do that? Then another vet explained, yes, it
>>> kills it off, but only if you keep giving chemo, because it keeps coming
>>> back.
>>>
>>> ......So, do your homework.
>>>
>>> buglady
>>> take out the dog before replying
>>
>>I didn't mention the chemo because I thought Harley would need it, I'm
>>aware from my own research that the best course of action is usually
>>surgery. I mentioned the fact that the clinic did chemo as part of the
>>reason I was impressed with them as it's not something the majority of
>>vets do. The fact that they have cancer specialists on hand is just
>>something I found reassuring.
>>I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
>>I have done some research. The operations to remove the affected ear
>>tissue seems to be quite straightforward, but the question is will surgery
>>be enough or has it spread other places. I'm expecting the vet to do a
>>fair amount of pathology, a biopsy as well as the visual exam when we see
>>him wednesday morning. I'll have more details on the extent of it then
>>hopefully, along with his recommendations. I just don't know specifics
>>until then, unfortunately.
>>When I have that news I'll be posting another update for those who are
>>following along.
>
> I think one of the simplest thing you could do would be for you to
provide the vet's name, address and phone number, and then those who
> are interested could check with him as to the veracity of your
> situation.

Exactly. I did this.

Christina Websell
February 21st 15, 07:47 PM
"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:21:39 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> > wrote:
>
>>
>>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>>> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>>>once
>>>>for a stranger, not again.
>>>>Tweed
>>>
>>> Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.
>>>
>>
>>well, that's not nice ;-) I don't like you either but I refrain from
>>insulting you.
>
> You're a liar, too.
>
> Don't you remember when you announced to the group that since I was a
> no-one, you were going to kill file me? Quoth the meadow muffin:
>
> (RE: Newbie with a Question)
>
> "No I did
> we don't know yet. Mac A Demia is no-one I know and doesn't add
> anything
> to the group so into the killfile it goes."
>

I only do killfiles for 3 or 4 weeks, in case the person I've Kf'd comes
back to being sensible.

You did, but don't push it.

Mack A. Damia
February 21st 15, 08:09 PM
On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:47:17 -0000, "Christina Websell"
> wrote:

>
>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>> On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:21:39 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>> > wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Mack A. Damia" > wrote in message
...
>>>> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:01:51 -0000, "Christina Websell"
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>>>>once
>>>>>for a stranger, not again.
>>>>>Tweed
>>>>
>>>> Bugger off, Websell. I don't like you. You're a smarmy bitch.
>>>>
>>>
>>>well, that's not nice ;-) I don't like you either but I refrain from
>>>insulting you.
>>
>> You're a liar, too.
>>
>> Don't you remember when you announced to the group that since I was a
>> no-one, you were going to kill file me? Quoth the meadow muffin:
>>
>> (RE: Newbie with a Question)
>>
>> "No I did
>> we don't know yet. Mac A Demia is no-one I know and doesn't add
>> anything
>> to the group so into the killfile it goes."
>>
>
>I only do killfiles for 3 or 4 weeks, in case the person I've Kf'd comes
>back to being sensible.
>
>You did, but don't push it.

See my last message to you in a different thread.

Read and heed.

--

whisky-dave
February 23rd 15, 01:46 PM
On Friday, 13 February 2015 23:02:02 UTC, Christina Websell wrote:
> "Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
> ...
> On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:08:57 AM UTC+11, Christina Websell wrote:
> > "Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
> > ...
> > The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin cancers, and we've
> > been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.
> >
> > Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach cancer.
> > She
> > needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we received
> > was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our
> > finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.
> >
> > Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it. We've
> > looked into all options in our area but virtually no help is available bar
> > surrendering him to a shelter and/or possibly having him euthanized. The
> > last thing we want is to lose a cherished family member because we can't
> > afford the vet bills. Harley is an old cat, but he's not elderly - he has
> > plenty of life and energy left and we can't imagine having to deal with
> > another tragedy so soon. Especially when it can be fixed.
> >
> > All we can really think to do is ask for help and hope the kindness of
> > strangers might get us through. Any donation will help, no matter the
> > size.
> >
> > Even if you can't donate, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign would be truly
> > appreciated! You can click on the 'Share' buttons on the campaign page and
> > it would help immensely!
> >
> > Thank you so much,
> > Jac
> >
> > Link: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears
> >
> > I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder cancer
> > whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought about
> > my
> > own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of money
> > myself at the time)
> > I would not do it again.
> > 1. they are scamming
> > 2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are scamming.
>
> Hi, I understand your skepticism, that's the nature of the internet,
> unfortunately. I do feel the need to reply though.
> I haven't been in this group before. I have joined a few recently and
> honestly, until you mentioned it, I didn't realise how bad that would
> appear, I should have thought that through a lot better and I'm kind of
> kicking myself now.
> I'm just desperate, and trying to get as much exposure as I can. I'm also
> posting regular updates on the campaign page and social media. I know that
> doesn't mean I'm not a scammer, of course.
> I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on his
> temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his ears.
> The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2
> oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
> I know there's nothing I can really say or do, because it's true, there are
> scammers everywhere that know exactly what buttons to push. I just wanted to
> reply so you know I didn't just 'post and run'.
> Thanks for listening,
> Jac
>
> -------
> I'm afraid if you have a pet, Jac, you have to make sure you have enough
> enough money for the vet's bills if you are not known to this group.
> Several of us here have been helped with enormous vet's bills by each other,
> but we've known each other for years on rpca (mainly) but you just can't
> come here as a stranger asking for vet's bills to be paid.
>
> I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it once
> for a stranger, not again.
> Tweed

Yep, I'd agree , if yopu have a pet and don;t think you'll be able to afford a vet bill then that's what insurance is for.

Sylvia M[_3_]
February 27th 15, 07:26 PM
"whisky-dave" > wrote in message
...
> On Friday, 13 February 2015 23:02:02 UTC, Christina Websell wrote:
>> "Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
>> ...
>> On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:08:57 AM UTC+11, Christina Websell
>> wrote:
>> > "Jacqui Watz" > wrote in message
>> > ...
>> > The tips of Harley's ears are being destroyed by skin cancers, and
>> > we've
>> > been told he will need surgery to remove the affected parts.
>> >
>> > Early last year our other cat, Kitty, was diagnosed with stomach
>> > cancer.
>> > She
>> > needed surgery but sadly, she died shortly after. The vet bill we
>> > received
>> > was just over $1000 and paying it has had a terrible effect on our
>> > finances - ever since then we have been really struggling.
>> >
>> > Now Harley needs treatment and it's impossible for us to afford it.
>> > We've
>> > looked into all options in our area but virtually no help is available
>> > bar
>> > surrendering him to a shelter and/or possibly having him euthanized.
>> > The
>> > last thing we want is to lose a cherished family member because we
>> > can't
>> > afford the vet bills. Harley is an old cat, but he's not elderly - he
>> > has
>> > plenty of life and energy left and we can't imagine having to deal
>> > with
>> > another tragedy so soon. Especially when it can be fixed.
>> >
>> > All we can really think to do is ask for help and hope the kindness of
>> > strangers might get us through. Any donation will help, no matter the
>> > size.
>> >
>> > Even if you can't donate, sharing our GoFundMe Campaign would be truly
>> > appreciated! You can click on the 'Share' buttons on the campaign page
>> > and
>> > it would help immensely!
>> >
>> > Thank you so much,
>> > Jac
>> >
>> > Link: http://www.gofundme.com/harleysears
>> >
>> > I fell for this once before. I sent money for a cat with bladder
>> > cancer
>> > whose owner had only posted once about being desperate so thought
>> > about
>> > my
>> > own cat and if I couldn't afford it (although I was a bit short of
>> > money
>> > myself at the time)
>> > I would not do it again.
>> > 1. they are scamming
>> > 2. If we've haven't seen you on this group before, you are are
>> > scamming.
>>
>> Hi, I understand your skepticism, that's the nature of the internet,
>> unfortunately. I do feel the need to reply though.
>> I haven't been in this group before. I have joined a few recently and
>> honestly, until you mentioned it, I didn't realise how bad that would
>> appear, I should have thought that through a lot better and I'm kind of
>> kicking myself now.
>> I'm just desperate, and trying to get as much exposure as I can. I'm
>> also
>> posting regular updates on the campaign page and social media. I know
>> that
>> doesn't mean I'm not a scammer, of course.
>> I've noticed the spots on Harley's nose and I'm aware of a small one on
>> his
>> temple too. I'll be making sure the vet looks at them, not just his
>> ears.
>> The vet clinic I've decided to go to has a chemotherapy clinic and 2
>> oncology specialists, which was definitely a factor in choosing them.
>> I know there's nothing I can really say or do, because it's true, there
>> are
>> scammers everywhere that know exactly what buttons to push. I just
>> wanted to
>> reply so you know I didn't just 'post and run'.
>> Thanks for listening,
>> Jac
>>
>> -------
>> I'm afraid if you have a pet, Jac, you have to make sure you have enough
>> enough money for the vet's bills if you are not known to this group.
>> Several of us here have been helped with enormous vet's bills by each
>> other,
>> but we've known each other for years on rpca (mainly) but you just can't
>> come here as a stranger asking for vet's bills to be paid.
>>
>> I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>> once
>> for a stranger, not again.
>> Tweed
>
> Yep, I'd agree , if yopu have a pet and don;t think you'll be able to
> afford a vet bill then that's what insurance is >for.

Not that all insurance covers all contingencies...as I found out.
Mine would not have covered cancer!
And I still carry it.

Christina Websell
February 28th 15, 01:29 AM
"Sylvia M" > wrote in message
...
>>> I'm afraid if you have a pet, Jac, you have to make sure you have enough
>>> enough money for the vet's bills if you are not known to this group.
>>> Several of us here have been helped with enormous vet's bills by each
>>> other,
>>> but we've known each other for years on rpca (mainly) but you just can't
>>> come here as a stranger asking for vet's bills to be paid.
>>>
>>> I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>> once
>>> for a stranger, not again.
>>> Tweed
>>
>> Yep, I'd agree , if yopu have a pet and don;t think you'll be able to
>> afford a vet bill then that's what insurance is >for.
>
> Not that all insurance covers all contingencies...as I found out.
> Mine would not have covered cancer!
> And I still carry it.
>
Boyfie's bank account for the vet got totally blown when his intestines were
poking out. Luckily I got some help from the group.
I never want to rush to the vet at midnight again, I'm not supposed to
drive at night. But of course I did.
Some people might say he is not worth 800 pounds vet bill and I could get a
new cat for a lot less. I disagree about his worth, that boy is worth a
million pounds to me.
I thank everyone who contributed to his vet bill. It was a bit of a
shocker. He is more than fine now; like it never happened. I can assure
you I will never forget rushing to the vets with what I thought was a dying
cat. It's hard not to panic when your cat is disembowelled.
so I did panic, so much that I could hardly speak to the vet when I phoned
up, I could hardly breathe.
Anyway, he didnt believe me at first but I wasn't waiting for him to suspend
his disbelief.
He said "some people say intestines are out and they aren't" I said "I am
not stupid.. be there to save him the moment I get there"
He was and he did.
That's something Boyfie & myself don't want to go through again..
I wanted to rush there at 70 mph, but not a good idea Lots of police cars
about at midnight cruising around waiting for an opportunity to stop you.
Saw several but they had no excuse. They have thingies in their cars that
tell them whether I have insurance, car tax etc and providing I do (I have)
and am not speeding they take no interest. Although I think they take a
note of you "who is this driving around at midnight when they should be in
bed by now?" I'm sure they checked me out and ruled me out as a drug
dealer ;-)
I am fairly sure that that they might have have accompanied me with blue
lights had I told them. Most police like animals and if they don't have
much to do at that exact moment. Likely at midnight here when they are
parading about. They are looking for drunk drivers at midnight. I am sure
they wouldn't have minded helping
Boyfie's rush to the vet.
I like the police, I worked with them for many years, but I cannot say I
would entirely trust them.

Sylvia M[_3_]
February 28th 15, 06:38 AM
"Christina Websell" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Sylvia M" > wrote in message
> ...
>>>> I'm afraid if you have a pet, Jac, you have to make sure you have
>>>> enough
>>>> enough money for the vet's bills if you are not known to this group.
>>>> Several of us here have been helped with enormous vet's bills by each
>>>> other,
>>>> but we've known each other for years on rpca (mainly) but you just
>>>> can't
>>>> come here as a stranger asking for vet's bills to be paid.
>>>>
>>>> I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did it
>>>> once
>>>> for a stranger, not again.
>>>> Tweed
>>>
>>> Yep, I'd agree , if yopu have a pet and don;t think you'll be able to
>>> afford a vet bill then that's what insurance is >for.
>>
>> Not that all insurance covers all contingencies...as I found out.
>> Mine would not have covered cancer!
>> And I still carry it.
>>
> Boyfie's bank account for the vet got totally blown when his intestines
> were poking out. Luckily I got some help from the group.
> I never want to rush to the vet at midnight again, I'm not supposed to
> drive at night. But of course I did.
> Some people might say he is not worth 800 pounds vet bill and I could get
> a new cat for a lot less. I disagree about his worth, that boy is worth
> a million pounds to me.
> I thank everyone who contributed to his vet bill. It was a bit of a
> shocker. He is more than fine now; like it never happened. I can assure
> you I will never forget rushing to the vets with what I thought was a
> dying cat. It's hard not to panic when your cat is disembowelled.
> so I did panic, so much that I could hardly speak to the vet when I
> phoned up, I could hardly breathe.
> Anyway, he didnt believe me at first but I wasn't waiting for him to
> suspend his disbelief.
> He said "some people say intestines are out and they aren't" I said "I
> am not stupid.. be there to save him the moment I get there"
> He was and he did.
> That's something Boyfie & myself don't want to go through again..
> I wanted to rush there at 70 mph, but not a good idea Lots of police cars
> about at midnight cruising around waiting for an opportunity to stop you.
> Saw several but they had no excuse. They have thingies in their cars
> that tell them whether I have insurance, car tax etc and providing I do
> (I have) and am not speeding they take no interest. Although I think
> they take a note of you "who is this driving around at midnight when
> they should be in bed by now?" I'm sure they checked me out and ruled
> me out as a drug dealer ;-)
> I am fairly sure that that they might have have accompanied me with blue
> lights had I told them. Most police like animals and if they don't have
> much to do at that exact moment. Likely at midnight here when they are
> parading about. They are looking for drunk drivers at midnight. I am
> sure they wouldn't have minded helping
> Boyfie's rush to the vet.
> I like the police, I worked with them for many years, but I cannot say I
> would entirely trust them.
>
That was a harrowing ride and experience.
We were all pulling for him, for you, for a successful outcome.
Glad it was that!

Sylvia

Christina Websell
March 10th 15, 07:20 PM
"Judith Latham" > wrote in message
...
> >> would entirely trust them.
>
> On a very rare night when we were out at about 2am driving home from a
> friend's house, DH realised we had a police car following us. They
> followed us for miles and only when we turned right towards our street (we
> were about 100 yards away by then) did the police car turn left. Obviously
> we were going home and hadn't stolen the car or anything. Actually, it
> made me feel that they do keep an eye on what's going on. Maybe even saw
> us safely home. :)

No, they weren't seeing you safely home, they were following you to see
what you were doing at 2 a.m

Once upon a time one of my brothers was a milkman and got up at stupid o
clock to do it. He got stopped by police cars regularly on his way there
"why are you out at this time of night?"
They thought he was a burglar!

Christina Websell
March 10th 15, 11:09 PM
"Judith Latham" > wrote in message
...
> In article >, Christina Websell
> > wrote:
>
>> "Sylvia M" > wrote in message
>> ...
>> >>> I'm afraid if you have a pet, Jac, you have to make sure you have
>> >>> enough enough money for the vet's bills if you are not known to this
>> >>> group. Several of us here have been helped with enormous vet's bills
>> >>> by each other, but we've known each other for years on rpca
>> >>> (mainly) but you just can't come here as a stranger asking for vet's
>> >>> bills to be paid.
>> >>>
>> >>> I hope you manage to find the money, it's not coming from me. ~did
>> >>> it once for a stranger, not again. Tweed
>> >>
>> >> Yep, I'd agree , if yopu have a pet and don;t think you'll be able to
>> >> afford a vet bill then that's what insurance is >for.
>> >
>> > Not that all insurance covers all contingencies...as I found out.
>> > Mine would not have covered cancer!
>> > And I still carry it.
>> >
>> Boyfie's bank account for the vet got totally blown when his intestines >
>> were
>> poking out. Luckily I got some help from the group.
>> I never want to rush to the vet at midnight again, I'm not supposed to
>> drive at night. But of course I did.
>> Some people might say he is not worth 800 pounds vet bill and I could
>> get a
>> new cat for a lot less. I disagree about his worth, that boy is worth >
>> a
>> million pounds to me.
>> I thank everyone who contributed to his vet bill. It was a bit of a
>> shocker. He is more than fine now; like it never happened. I can
>> assure
>> you I will never forget rushing to the vets with what I thought was a
>> dying
>> cat. It's hard not to panic when your cat is disembowelled.
>> so I did panic, so much that I could hardly speak to the vet when I
>> phoned
>> up, I could hardly breathe.
>> Anyway, he didnt believe me at first but I wasn't waiting for him to
>> suspend
>> his disbelief.
>> He said "some people say intestines are out and they aren't" I said "I
>> am
>> not stupid.. be there to save him the moment I get there"
>> He was and he did.
>> That's something Boyfie & myself don't want to go through again..
>> I wanted to rush there at 70 mph, but not a good idea Lots of police
>> cars
>> about at midnight cruising around waiting for an opportunity to stop
>> you.
>> Saw several but they had no excuse. They have thingies in their cars
>> that
>> tell them whether I have insurance, car tax etc and providing I do (I
>> have)
>> and am not speeding they take no interest. Although I think they take a
>> note of you "who is this driving around at midnight when they should be
>> in
>> bed by now?" I'm sure they checked me out and ruled me out as a drug
>> dealer ;-)
>> I am fairly sure that that they might have have accompanied me with blue
>> lights had I told them. Most police like animals and if they don't have
>> much to do at that exact moment. Likely at midnight here when they are
>> parading about. They are looking for drunk drivers at midnight. I am
>> sure
>> they wouldn't have minded helping
>> Boyfie's rush to the vet.
>> I like the police, I worked with them for many years, but I cannot say
>> I
>> would entirely trust them.
>
> On a very rare night when we were out at about 2am driving home from a
> friend's house, DH realised we had a police car following us. They
> followed us for miles and only when we turned right towards our street (we
> were about 100 yards away by then) did the police car turn left. Obviously
> we were going home and hadn't stolen the car or anything. Actually, it
> made me feel that they do keep an eye on what's going on. Maybe even saw
> us safely home. :) I think that they wouldn't have minded helping Boyfie
> especially as he was in such a shocking state.
>
> Judith

more likely they'd have breathalysed me. Like "why are out in your car at
midnight? you must be drunk"
Luckily I didn't get noticed on the way there. I did get get followed by a
police car on the way back but he had no reason to stop me. Police cars
can check from my licence plate a) whether it is my car b) if I have a
licence to drive it and how old I am c) if it has an MoT d) if I have
insurance

if an 18 year old boy was driving my car, he wouldn't have got far on the
way back. but given everything was in order and I looked like the age of the
owner of my car, the police got bored and went somewhere else. Out in the
country near my vet, there's not a lot for them to do. Except check out
people driving around at midnight (who should be in bed)
My brother was once a milkman. He had to get up at midnight to go in for 2
a.m. He often used to get stopped by the police on his way to work "And
where are you going at this time of night?" Which is good thing I
suppose,he could have been a burglar. It used to annoy him though as they
used to breathalyse him every time (until they got used to him)
It's not expected here that we are out and about at silly o'clock in the
countryside. In the town, yes, at weekends.
Out here the police expect us to be in bed at a reasonable hour and if they
notice we are not, make sure your car is in order and you haven't had any
alcohol.

Christina Websell
March 18th 15, 10:14 PM
"Judith Latham" > wrote in message
...
> In article >, Christina Websell
> > wrote:
>
>> "Judith Latham" > wrote in message
>> ...
>> > >> would entirely trust them.
>> >
>> > On a very rare night when we were out at about 2am driving home from a
>> > friend's house, DH realised we had a police car following us. They
>> > followed us for miles and only when we turned right towards our street
>> > (we were about 100 yards away by then) did the police car turn left.
>> > Obviously we were going home and hadn't stolen the car or anything.
>> > Actually, it made me feel that they do keep an eye on what's going on.
>> > Maybe even saw us safely home. :)
>
>> No, they weren't seeing you safely home, they were following you to see
>> what you were doing at 2 a.m
>
>> Once upon a time one of my brothers was a milkman and got up at stupid o
>> clock to do it. He got stopped by police cars regularly on his way
>> there "why are you out at this time of night?" They thought he was a
>> burglar!
>
> The police were disappointed if they thought we were doing anything
> remotely exciting. :)
>
> Judith
>
similar. I don't do anything that might that would worry the police. given
that I worked with them for 20 years