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AJ
January 25th 04, 06:30 PM
Hello everyone, I am posting this here because I am totally stunned,
and distraught and in need of some input from fellow animal(cat)
lovers.
I brought my 6 year old tabby in to the vet on December 17th because
she was not eating and vomitting up bile, and was basically lethargic.
after about 5 days at the vets office he told me she was a very sick
cat and her blood work as well as US revealed kidney and liver
problems. He stated that she was not reponding to antibiotics, or IV
fluids, and wanted to continue with more tests.
At this point my husband and I decided to have her put to sleep. Our
bill was already escalating, and there was no improvement. Let me just
stress that this was an EXTREMELY difficult decision to make. Our four
kids were also extremely attached to her, most of all our six year old
daughter.
It has been five weeks now and my daughter is still crying over her
death.
Anyway we adopted our kitty from the humane society at 10 weeks, where
she was microchiped before leaving. Well yesterday I received a call
from the humane society saying that they had my cat there! I explained
the situation, and she asked me to describe our cat. After describing
her I was asked to come in right away.
When I arrived I was shocked at what I saw, it was my cat Abby!
Supposedly some woman dumped her off along with two other cats. The
woman claimed she had been given to her by a friend. Her belly was
shaved and her leg. The woman said that the cat was vomitting so she
brought her to the vet, where all testes came back negative. I have
been an emotional wreck for the past 24 hours. I mean we have all been
grieving her passing. We even set up a memorial with a picture I had
taken of Abby and lit candles around it daily.
Anyway I went in today and brought her home, the hardest part was
trying to explain to our kids that she was not actually dead, that the
vet lied!
What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
emergency.
I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
What do you all think?

AJ

Cat Protector
January 25th 04, 07:13 PM
You never said whether or not you were in the room when they put the cat to
sleep but judging by your story it sounds like that is a bit fat negative.
It is disgusting a vet would put you through this and he had no right to
give your cat away. I would contact a lawyer and sue this vet. I'd also make
sure the Medical or Veterinary board that oversees licensing or the practice
of medicine in your state knows about this vet. Hopefully they can yank his
licensing because if he did this to you then he has probably done it to
others. I'd also check with the Better Business Bureau to find out what
complaints have been filed against this vet in your state. I'd also find a
new and more reputable vet and have your cat checked out. Just like a new
cat I would have them check for the typicals like FELV, FIV, etc. Since he
was given to some woman (probably by your soon to be ex-vet) she may have
encounted cats with the disease.

As for the mourning, you can at least now start to heal knowing that you
have gotten your beloved feline back. You can now celebrate her life and
hopefully take the necessary legal action against this vet. Good luck and
congrats on getting your cat back.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> Hello everyone, I am posting this here because I am totally stunned,
> and distraught and in need of some input from fellow animal(cat)
> lovers.
> I brought my 6 year old tabby in to the vet on December 17th because
> she was not eating and vomitting up bile, and was basically lethargic.
> after about 5 days at the vets office he told me she was a very sick
> cat and her blood work as well as US revealed kidney and liver
> problems. He stated that she was not reponding to antibiotics, or IV
> fluids, and wanted to continue with more tests.
> At this point my husband and I decided to have her put to sleep. Our
> bill was already escalating, and there was no improvement. Let me just
> stress that this was an EXTREMELY difficult decision to make. Our four
> kids were also extremely attached to her, most of all our six year old
> daughter.
> It has been five weeks now and my daughter is still crying over her
> death.
> Anyway we adopted our kitty from the humane society at 10 weeks, where
> she was microchiped before leaving. Well yesterday I received a call
> from the humane society saying that they had my cat there! I explained
> the situation, and she asked me to describe our cat. After describing
> her I was asked to come in right away.
> When I arrived I was shocked at what I saw, it was my cat Abby!
> Supposedly some woman dumped her off along with two other cats. The
> woman claimed she had been given to her by a friend. Her belly was
> shaved and her leg. The woman said that the cat was vomitting so she
> brought her to the vet, where all testes came back negative. I have
> been an emotional wreck for the past 24 hours. I mean we have all been
> grieving her passing. We even set up a memorial with a picture I had
> taken of Abby and lit candles around it daily.
> Anyway I went in today and brought her home, the hardest part was
> trying to explain to our kids that she was not actually dead, that the
> vet lied!
> What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
> but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
> emergency.
> I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
> What do you all think?
>
> AJ

Cat Protector
January 25th 04, 07:13 PM
You never said whether or not you were in the room when they put the cat to
sleep but judging by your story it sounds like that is a bit fat negative.
It is disgusting a vet would put you through this and he had no right to
give your cat away. I would contact a lawyer and sue this vet. I'd also make
sure the Medical or Veterinary board that oversees licensing or the practice
of medicine in your state knows about this vet. Hopefully they can yank his
licensing because if he did this to you then he has probably done it to
others. I'd also check with the Better Business Bureau to find out what
complaints have been filed against this vet in your state. I'd also find a
new and more reputable vet and have your cat checked out. Just like a new
cat I would have them check for the typicals like FELV, FIV, etc. Since he
was given to some woman (probably by your soon to be ex-vet) she may have
encounted cats with the disease.

As for the mourning, you can at least now start to heal knowing that you
have gotten your beloved feline back. You can now celebrate her life and
hopefully take the necessary legal action against this vet. Good luck and
congrats on getting your cat back.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> Hello everyone, I am posting this here because I am totally stunned,
> and distraught and in need of some input from fellow animal(cat)
> lovers.
> I brought my 6 year old tabby in to the vet on December 17th because
> she was not eating and vomitting up bile, and was basically lethargic.
> after about 5 days at the vets office he told me she was a very sick
> cat and her blood work as well as US revealed kidney and liver
> problems. He stated that she was not reponding to antibiotics, or IV
> fluids, and wanted to continue with more tests.
> At this point my husband and I decided to have her put to sleep. Our
> bill was already escalating, and there was no improvement. Let me just
> stress that this was an EXTREMELY difficult decision to make. Our four
> kids were also extremely attached to her, most of all our six year old
> daughter.
> It has been five weeks now and my daughter is still crying over her
> death.
> Anyway we adopted our kitty from the humane society at 10 weeks, where
> she was microchiped before leaving. Well yesterday I received a call
> from the humane society saying that they had my cat there! I explained
> the situation, and she asked me to describe our cat. After describing
> her I was asked to come in right away.
> When I arrived I was shocked at what I saw, it was my cat Abby!
> Supposedly some woman dumped her off along with two other cats. The
> woman claimed she had been given to her by a friend. Her belly was
> shaved and her leg. The woman said that the cat was vomitting so she
> brought her to the vet, where all testes came back negative. I have
> been an emotional wreck for the past 24 hours. I mean we have all been
> grieving her passing. We even set up a memorial with a picture I had
> taken of Abby and lit candles around it daily.
> Anyway I went in today and brought her home, the hardest part was
> trying to explain to our kids that she was not actually dead, that the
> vet lied!
> What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
> but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
> emergency.
> I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
> What do you all think?
>
> AJ

GovtLawyer
January 25th 04, 07:53 PM
>What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
>but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
>emergency.
>I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
>What do you all think?
>
A very strange story indeed. I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet. Wait until
your vet's regular office hours and call him, or try and confront him in
person, and ask him how this could have happened.

Perhaps, he is aligned with some sort of rescue service which does not believe
in euthanasia, and allows the cats to live out their lives . . . not that that
is ok. It was your decision.

One problem still exists as far as I can see. Your cat is still very sick and
unlikely to get any better, so you may have to go through the whole mourning
thing again.

If it looks as if this is anything other than a strange mistake, I would
consider suing for fraud and the resulting emotional distress. I am eager to
see how this plays out. Please let us know.

GovtLawyer
January 25th 04, 07:53 PM
>What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
>but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
>emergency.
>I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
>What do you all think?
>
A very strange story indeed. I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet. Wait until
your vet's regular office hours and call him, or try and confront him in
person, and ask him how this could have happened.

Perhaps, he is aligned with some sort of rescue service which does not believe
in euthanasia, and allows the cats to live out their lives . . . not that that
is ok. It was your decision.

One problem still exists as far as I can see. Your cat is still very sick and
unlikely to get any better, so you may have to go through the whole mourning
thing again.

If it looks as if this is anything other than a strange mistake, I would
consider suing for fraud and the resulting emotional distress. I am eager to
see how this plays out. Please let us know.

Cat Protector
January 25th 04, 09:23 PM
I wouldn't believe what this vet would say. There is no excuse for what he
did and I'd be not only getting money back from this vet for his lack of
service and of course making sure his license got taken away. I'd bring in a
lawyer as well to help with a lawsuit. I hardly think this vet would be
aligned with a rescue group since he went behind the cat's humans to do
this. Luckily the cat was microchipped or her humans would not have
discovered this. God knows how many cats this vet has farmed off to labs or
other people. Stopping him now from doing this to others would be a good
thing to do. The public needs to also know about vets like this one so they
can avoid them.

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"GovtLawyer" > wrote in message
...

> A very strange story indeed. I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet. Wait
until
> your vet's regular office hours and call him, or try and confront him in
> person, and ask him how this could have happened.
>
> Perhaps, he is aligned with some sort of rescue service which does not
believe
> in euthanasia, and allows the cats to live out their lives . . . not that
that
> is ok. It was your decision.
>
> One problem still exists as far as I can see. Your cat is still very sick
and
> unlikely to get any better, so you may have to go through the whole
mourning
> thing again.
>
> If it looks as if this is anything other than a strange mistake, I would
> consider suing for fraud and the resulting emotional distress. I am eager
to
> see how this plays out. Please let us know.
>

Cat Protector
January 25th 04, 09:23 PM
I wouldn't believe what this vet would say. There is no excuse for what he
did and I'd be not only getting money back from this vet for his lack of
service and of course making sure his license got taken away. I'd bring in a
lawyer as well to help with a lawsuit. I hardly think this vet would be
aligned with a rescue group since he went behind the cat's humans to do
this. Luckily the cat was microchipped or her humans would not have
discovered this. God knows how many cats this vet has farmed off to labs or
other people. Stopping him now from doing this to others would be a good
thing to do. The public needs to also know about vets like this one so they
can avoid them.

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"GovtLawyer" > wrote in message
...

> A very strange story indeed. I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet. Wait
until
> your vet's regular office hours and call him, or try and confront him in
> person, and ask him how this could have happened.
>
> Perhaps, he is aligned with some sort of rescue service which does not
believe
> in euthanasia, and allows the cats to live out their lives . . . not that
that
> is ok. It was your decision.
>
> One problem still exists as far as I can see. Your cat is still very sick
and
> unlikely to get any better, so you may have to go through the whole
mourning
> thing again.
>
> If it looks as if this is anything other than a strange mistake, I would
> consider suing for fraud and the resulting emotional distress. I am eager
to
> see how this plays out. Please let us know.
>

AJ
January 25th 04, 10:29 PM
To answer your question, no I was not there when she was put to sleep.
I was with my golden retriever when we put him to sleep, and it was
just awful, and I just could not be there. I said my goodbyes ahead of
time and my husband signed the consent. This is so strange, I cant
even begin to describe what I am feeling now, and I cant imagine my
little girl having to deal with the death of her cat again, but
looking at our little Abby laying there in a cage at the humane
society was just heart breaking, I had to bring her home.
Oh boy I am totally confused.

AJ

AJ
January 25th 04, 10:29 PM
To answer your question, no I was not there when she was put to sleep.
I was with my golden retriever when we put him to sleep, and it was
just awful, and I just could not be there. I said my goodbyes ahead of
time and my husband signed the consent. This is so strange, I cant
even begin to describe what I am feeling now, and I cant imagine my
little girl having to deal with the death of her cat again, but
looking at our little Abby laying there in a cage at the humane
society was just heart breaking, I had to bring her home.
Oh boy I am totally confused.

AJ

Cat Protector
January 25th 04, 11:01 PM
Well, as stated earlier. I would bring legal action against the vet, press
to have his medical or veterinary license revoked, have him refund your
money, and of course never go back to him again.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> To answer your question, no I was not there when she was put to sleep.
> I was with my golden retriever when we put him to sleep, and it was
> just awful, and I just could not be there. I said my goodbyes ahead of
> time and my husband signed the consent. This is so strange, I cant
> even begin to describe what I am feeling now, and I cant imagine my
> little girl having to deal with the death of her cat again, but
> looking at our little Abby laying there in a cage at the humane
> society was just heart breaking, I had to bring her home.
> Oh boy I am totally confused.
>
> AJ

Cat Protector
January 25th 04, 11:01 PM
Well, as stated earlier. I would bring legal action against the vet, press
to have his medical or veterinary license revoked, have him refund your
money, and of course never go back to him again.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> To answer your question, no I was not there when she was put to sleep.
> I was with my golden retriever when we put him to sleep, and it was
> just awful, and I just could not be there. I said my goodbyes ahead of
> time and my husband signed the consent. This is so strange, I cant
> even begin to describe what I am feeling now, and I cant imagine my
> little girl having to deal with the death of her cat again, but
> looking at our little Abby laying there in a cage at the humane
> society was just heart breaking, I had to bring her home.
> Oh boy I am totally confused.
>
> AJ

Linda Terrell
January 26th 04, 03:04 PM
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 23:01:23 UTC, "Cat Protector"
> wrote:

> Well, as stated earlier. I would bring legal action against the vet, press
> to have his medical or veterinary license revoked, have him refund your
> money, and of course never go back to him again.

and slap him around several times.

LT

Linda Terrell
January 26th 04, 03:04 PM
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 23:01:23 UTC, "Cat Protector"
> wrote:

> Well, as stated earlier. I would bring legal action against the vet, press
> to have his medical or veterinary license revoked, have him refund your
> money, and of course never go back to him again.

and slap him around several times.

LT

Bill
January 26th 04, 03:51 PM
Reminds me of the doctor in England who was killing off his patients.
Too bad he hung himself; He should have rotted.
Anyway I do hope you all weather this ok. It's obviously going to take a
while so hang in.
Bill

AJ wrote:

> Hello everyone, I am posting this here because I am totally stunned,
> and distraught and in need of some input from fellow animal(cat)
> lovers.
> I brought my 6 year old tabby in to the vet on December 17th because
> she was not eating and vomitting up bile, and was basically lethargic.
> after about 5 days at the vets office he told me she was a very sick
> cat and her blood work as well as US revealed kidney and liver
> problems. He stated that she was not reponding to antibiotics, or IV
> fluids, and wanted to continue with more tests.
> At this point my husband and I decided to have her put to sleep. Our
> bill was already escalating, and there was no improvement. Let me just
> stress that this was an EXTREMELY difficult decision to make. Our four
> kids were also extremely attached to her, most of all our six year old
> daughter.
> It has been five weeks now and my daughter is still crying over her
> death.
> Anyway we adopted our kitty from the humane society at 10 weeks, where
> she was microchiped before leaving. Well yesterday I received a call
> from the humane society saying that they had my cat there! I explained
> the situation, and she asked me to describe our cat. After describing
> her I was asked to come in right away.
> When I arrived I was shocked at what I saw, it was my cat Abby!
> Supposedly some woman dumped her off along with two other cats. The
> woman claimed she had been given to her by a friend. Her belly was
> shaved and her leg. The woman said that the cat was vomitting so she
> brought her to the vet, where all testes came back negative. I have
> been an emotional wreck for the past 24 hours. I mean we have all been
> grieving her passing. We even set up a memorial with a picture I had
> taken of Abby and lit candles around it daily.
> Anyway I went in today and brought her home, the hardest part was
> trying to explain to our kids that she was not actually dead, that the
> vet lied!
> What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
> but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
> emergency.
> I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
> What do you all think?
>
> AJ

Bill
January 26th 04, 03:51 PM
Reminds me of the doctor in England who was killing off his patients.
Too bad he hung himself; He should have rotted.
Anyway I do hope you all weather this ok. It's obviously going to take a
while so hang in.
Bill

AJ wrote:

> Hello everyone, I am posting this here because I am totally stunned,
> and distraught and in need of some input from fellow animal(cat)
> lovers.
> I brought my 6 year old tabby in to the vet on December 17th because
> she was not eating and vomitting up bile, and was basically lethargic.
> after about 5 days at the vets office he told me she was a very sick
> cat and her blood work as well as US revealed kidney and liver
> problems. He stated that she was not reponding to antibiotics, or IV
> fluids, and wanted to continue with more tests.
> At this point my husband and I decided to have her put to sleep. Our
> bill was already escalating, and there was no improvement. Let me just
> stress that this was an EXTREMELY difficult decision to make. Our four
> kids were also extremely attached to her, most of all our six year old
> daughter.
> It has been five weeks now and my daughter is still crying over her
> death.
> Anyway we adopted our kitty from the humane society at 10 weeks, where
> she was microchiped before leaving. Well yesterday I received a call
> from the humane society saying that they had my cat there! I explained
> the situation, and she asked me to describe our cat. After describing
> her I was asked to come in right away.
> When I arrived I was shocked at what I saw, it was my cat Abby!
> Supposedly some woman dumped her off along with two other cats. The
> woman claimed she had been given to her by a friend. Her belly was
> shaved and her leg. The woman said that the cat was vomitting so she
> brought her to the vet, where all testes came back negative. I have
> been an emotional wreck for the past 24 hours. I mean we have all been
> grieving her passing. We even set up a memorial with a picture I had
> taken of Abby and lit candles around it daily.
> Anyway I went in today and brought her home, the hardest part was
> trying to explain to our kids that she was not actually dead, that the
> vet lied!
> What do you all think of this? I am stunned. I tried calling the vet
> but his answering service refuses to call him, they say this is not an
> emergency.
> I cant for the life of me figure this one out.
> What do you all think?
>
> AJ

AJ
January 26th 04, 04:19 PM
Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was
suprised to see me! Here is his explanation.
I authorized the euthinization (SP?) on Friday. He claims that by
Saturday Abby started getting better and he felt that she had a
fighting chance. He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got
my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he
figured it was too late to call me and tell me since I would have been
grieving already.
So he claims he then handed the cat over to his technician with strict
orders to watch the cat and if she started getting worse again to
bring the cat back to him. Well he then brought the tech in. She says
she was moving so she gave my cat along with her two others to a
friend. Apparently the friends boyfriend was angry and bullied her
into bringing the cats in to the humane society.
I have a feeling that the tech and the techs friend are one in the
same because I called the humane society and described the tech, and
they said she fits the description of the girl that dropped the cats
off!
The vet was practically on his hands and knees begging my forgiveness.
He said he will do anything I want to rectify the situation, he was on
the verge of tears. He said he was only trying to save her life
because he felt she had a fighting chance. He first offered to
euthenize her for me again, I told him there was no way I could make
this decision yet again then he agreed to wipe out all of our current
bills, and send her to a specialist in the next big city and pay all
of her bills. I am even more confused now and not sure what to do. I
mean it was not his call to make!
I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all
be a bad dream.
AJ

AJ
January 26th 04, 04:19 PM
Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was
suprised to see me! Here is his explanation.
I authorized the euthinization (SP?) on Friday. He claims that by
Saturday Abby started getting better and he felt that she had a
fighting chance. He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got
my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he
figured it was too late to call me and tell me since I would have been
grieving already.
So he claims he then handed the cat over to his technician with strict
orders to watch the cat and if she started getting worse again to
bring the cat back to him. Well he then brought the tech in. She says
she was moving so she gave my cat along with her two others to a
friend. Apparently the friends boyfriend was angry and bullied her
into bringing the cats in to the humane society.
I have a feeling that the tech and the techs friend are one in the
same because I called the humane society and described the tech, and
they said she fits the description of the girl that dropped the cats
off!
The vet was practically on his hands and knees begging my forgiveness.
He said he will do anything I want to rectify the situation, he was on
the verge of tears. He said he was only trying to save her life
because he felt she had a fighting chance. He first offered to
euthenize her for me again, I told him there was no way I could make
this decision yet again then he agreed to wipe out all of our current
bills, and send her to a specialist in the next big city and pay all
of her bills. I am even more confused now and not sure what to do. I
mean it was not his call to make!
I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all
be a bad dream.
AJ

Cat Protector
January 26th 04, 05:04 PM
I somehow wouldn't buy this explaination. A truly caring vet would have left
a message if they got your machine. He also would not hand the cat over to a
vet tech to watch over especially at home. The cat also would not have ended
up at the Humane Society which in turn contacted you.

Get in touch with a lawyer and begin the proceedings of a lawsuit against
this vet. Also contact the board which oversees medical or veterinary
practices in your state so they can have this vets license revoked. I do
hope you had a witness when you went to the vet? This way when their is a
court case there is a witness who support everything the vet told you. As
stated before also get this cat to a new more reputable vet.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
m...
> Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was
> suprised to see me! Here is his explanation.
> I authorized the euthinization (SP?) on Friday. He claims that by
> Saturday Abby started getting better and he felt that she had a
> fighting chance. He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got
> my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he
> figured it was too late to call me and tell me since I would have been
> grieving already.
> So he claims he then handed the cat over to his technician with strict
> orders to watch the cat and if she started getting worse again to
> bring the cat back to him. Well he then brought the tech in. She says
> she was moving so she gave my cat along with her two others to a
> friend. Apparently the friends boyfriend was angry and bullied her
> into bringing the cats in to the humane society.
> I have a feeling that the tech and the techs friend are one in the
> same because I called the humane society and described the tech, and
> they said she fits the description of the girl that dropped the cats
> off!
> The vet was practically on his hands and knees begging my forgiveness.
> He said he will do anything I want to rectify the situation, he was on
> the verge of tears. He said he was only trying to save her life
> because he felt she had a fighting chance. He first offered to
> euthenize her for me again, I told him there was no way I could make
> this decision yet again then he agreed to wipe out all of our current
> bills, and send her to a specialist in the next big city and pay all
> of her bills. I am even more confused now and not sure what to do. I
> mean it was not his call to make!
> I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all
> be a bad dream.
> AJ

Cat Protector
January 26th 04, 05:04 PM
I somehow wouldn't buy this explaination. A truly caring vet would have left
a message if they got your machine. He also would not hand the cat over to a
vet tech to watch over especially at home. The cat also would not have ended
up at the Humane Society which in turn contacted you.

Get in touch with a lawyer and begin the proceedings of a lawsuit against
this vet. Also contact the board which oversees medical or veterinary
practices in your state so they can have this vets license revoked. I do
hope you had a witness when you went to the vet? This way when their is a
court case there is a witness who support everything the vet told you. As
stated before also get this cat to a new more reputable vet.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
m...
> Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was
> suprised to see me! Here is his explanation.
> I authorized the euthinization (SP?) on Friday. He claims that by
> Saturday Abby started getting better and he felt that she had a
> fighting chance. He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got
> my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he
> figured it was too late to call me and tell me since I would have been
> grieving already.
> So he claims he then handed the cat over to his technician with strict
> orders to watch the cat and if she started getting worse again to
> bring the cat back to him. Well he then brought the tech in. She says
> she was moving so she gave my cat along with her two others to a
> friend. Apparently the friends boyfriend was angry and bullied her
> into bringing the cats in to the humane society.
> I have a feeling that the tech and the techs friend are one in the
> same because I called the humane society and described the tech, and
> they said she fits the description of the girl that dropped the cats
> off!
> The vet was practically on his hands and knees begging my forgiveness.
> He said he will do anything I want to rectify the situation, he was on
> the verge of tears. He said he was only trying to save her life
> because he felt she had a fighting chance. He first offered to
> euthenize her for me again, I told him there was no way I could make
> this decision yet again then he agreed to wipe out all of our current
> bills, and send her to a specialist in the next big city and pay all
> of her bills. I am even more confused now and not sure what to do. I
> mean it was not his call to make!
> I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all
> be a bad dream.
> AJ

GovtLawyer
January 26th 04, 06:40 PM
>He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got
>my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he

I'm following this on the other boards and have responded to them as well.
Another thing just got me. This guy is lying through his teeth. He got your
machine?????? Where is your message,"hello, this is the vet, your kitty may be
getting better, so this is what I did, please contact me on Monday?"

GovtLawyer
January 26th 04, 06:40 PM
>He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got
>my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he

I'm following this on the other boards and have responded to them as well.
Another thing just got me. This guy is lying through his teeth. He got your
machine?????? Where is your message,"hello, this is the vet, your kitty may be
getting better, so this is what I did, please contact me on Monday?"

Christine
January 26th 04, 07:33 PM
WoW what a sad story with a ( maybe ) happy ending....;)

I kinda believe the vet...heres why:
I cant figure any reason why he would lie.
I think ( if he is telling the truth)...that he plum forgot to call
you...after he handed the cat over to the irresponsible tech, =91=91my
vet gives his tech responsibilty like shes a vet=92=92 i think that is
wrong!!! but...maybe he thought abby would be safe and warm in her
home...plus he may have been really busy and forgot to check up on abby
and forgot to call you...
and that is NOT very professional for a vet. and no excuse!!! but i do
kinda believe him!...hes just not admitting that he forgot about it!

The Tech needs fired on the spot if not sued!

I know a vet who wont hesitate to put a healthy animal down...maybe this
vet really does think of the animal...;)

I am just hoping and praying that abby is Ok.....WoW, if she is ok, this
sure is a great story.....

let us know.....;)

Christine
January 26th 04, 07:33 PM
WoW what a sad story with a ( maybe ) happy ending....;)

I kinda believe the vet...heres why:
I cant figure any reason why he would lie.
I think ( if he is telling the truth)...that he plum forgot to call
you...after he handed the cat over to the irresponsible tech, =91=91my
vet gives his tech responsibilty like shes a vet=92=92 i think that is
wrong!!! but...maybe he thought abby would be safe and warm in her
home...plus he may have been really busy and forgot to check up on abby
and forgot to call you...
and that is NOT very professional for a vet. and no excuse!!! but i do
kinda believe him!...hes just not admitting that he forgot about it!

The Tech needs fired on the spot if not sued!

I know a vet who wont hesitate to put a healthy animal down...maybe this
vet really does think of the animal...;)

I am just hoping and praying that abby is Ok.....WoW, if she is ok, this
sure is a great story.....

let us know.....;)

Cat Protector
January 26th 04, 11:24 PM
How can you possibly believe a vet who probably misdiagnosed the cat's
condition and health, then puts the feline's humans through hell where
suddenly the cat ends up at the Humane Society. Luckily, the shelter
contacted the cats humans because of a microchip scan so and they could
discover what really happened. The original OP stated that they confronted
the vet who seem to not be too happy and nervous to see them. Apparently the
vet felt his part in the crime was exposed. I don't find your theory of
belief plausable. No vet I know would allow any animal brought in there by
the obvious human parents to be taken home by one of the workers. The OP
stated that because of the diagnosis and symptoms euthanasia was chosen to
allow the cat to go painlessly. I agree that nobody should sign for an
animal to be put to sleep without being there with them. Of course,
according to the OP, this vet most likely misdiagnosed the entire thing,
misled the cat's humans and thus the cat ended up in the hands of a stranger
and then the shelter.

It seems to me a vet with a good rep would have informed the cat was savable
and could be cured. Instead this vet simply took the cat and gave her to
someone else. You state the tech should be fired? The vet is responsible for
this blunder and I hope he is sued and his license to practice revoked. It
was a good thing the shelter called the cat's humans or they never would
have known she was alive and well. Who knows how many other animals this vet
has put in the same situation? This vet's actions are inexcusable.

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"Christine" > wrote in message
...
WoW what a sad story with a ( maybe ) happy ending....;)

I kinda believe the vet...heres why:
I cant figure any reason why he would lie.
I think ( if he is telling the truth)...that he plum forgot to call
you...after he handed the cat over to the irresponsible tech, ''my
vet gives his tech responsibilty like shes a vet'' i think that is
wrong!!! but...maybe he thought abby would be safe and warm in her
home...plus he may have been really busy and forgot to check up on abby
and forgot to call you...
and that is NOT very professional for a vet. and no excuse!!! but i do
kinda believe him!...hes just not admitting that he forgot about it!

The Tech needs fired on the spot if not sued!

I know a vet who wont hesitate to put a healthy animal down...maybe this
vet really does think of the animal...;)

I am just hoping and praying that abby is Ok.....WoW, if she is ok, this
sure is a great story.....

let us know.....;)

Cat Protector
January 26th 04, 11:24 PM
How can you possibly believe a vet who probably misdiagnosed the cat's
condition and health, then puts the feline's humans through hell where
suddenly the cat ends up at the Humane Society. Luckily, the shelter
contacted the cats humans because of a microchip scan so and they could
discover what really happened. The original OP stated that they confronted
the vet who seem to not be too happy and nervous to see them. Apparently the
vet felt his part in the crime was exposed. I don't find your theory of
belief plausable. No vet I know would allow any animal brought in there by
the obvious human parents to be taken home by one of the workers. The OP
stated that because of the diagnosis and symptoms euthanasia was chosen to
allow the cat to go painlessly. I agree that nobody should sign for an
animal to be put to sleep without being there with them. Of course,
according to the OP, this vet most likely misdiagnosed the entire thing,
misled the cat's humans and thus the cat ended up in the hands of a stranger
and then the shelter.

It seems to me a vet with a good rep would have informed the cat was savable
and could be cured. Instead this vet simply took the cat and gave her to
someone else. You state the tech should be fired? The vet is responsible for
this blunder and I hope he is sued and his license to practice revoked. It
was a good thing the shelter called the cat's humans or they never would
have known she was alive and well. Who knows how many other animals this vet
has put in the same situation? This vet's actions are inexcusable.

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"Christine" > wrote in message
...
WoW what a sad story with a ( maybe ) happy ending....;)

I kinda believe the vet...heres why:
I cant figure any reason why he would lie.
I think ( if he is telling the truth)...that he plum forgot to call
you...after he handed the cat over to the irresponsible tech, ''my
vet gives his tech responsibilty like shes a vet'' i think that is
wrong!!! but...maybe he thought abby would be safe and warm in her
home...plus he may have been really busy and forgot to check up on abby
and forgot to call you...
and that is NOT very professional for a vet. and no excuse!!! but i do
kinda believe him!...hes just not admitting that he forgot about it!

The Tech needs fired on the spot if not sued!

I know a vet who wont hesitate to put a healthy animal down...maybe this
vet really does think of the animal...;)

I am just hoping and praying that abby is Ok.....WoW, if she is ok, this
sure is a great story.....

let us know.....;)

AJ
January 27th 04, 01:38 AM
Darnit, I read some of these messages after I returned from the vet. I
did'nt have anyone there with me.
One of the hardest things about this is I feel totally betrayed by a
man I really liked, and trusted. He had always been good to my pets
and had taken great care of them. How could he even have thought about
facing me again?
And beleive it or not I feel sorry for him. I do believe he only
wanted to save my cat, but he made some bad choices thats for sure.
This is going to be a tough call for me to make. I consider myself to
be an extremely compassionate person, and I am always willing to give
others the benefit of the doubt, but this was just beyond cruel. My
eyes are puffy and red from crying so much for days, and all I can do
is stare at the walls and go through the motions during the day. I am
completely numb.....I am trying to feel grateful that I have Abby
back, but am scared to get my hopes up for fear of having to face her
death again. I cant help but wonder how many others he has done this
too.

Amy

AJ
January 27th 04, 01:38 AM
Darnit, I read some of these messages after I returned from the vet. I
did'nt have anyone there with me.
One of the hardest things about this is I feel totally betrayed by a
man I really liked, and trusted. He had always been good to my pets
and had taken great care of them. How could he even have thought about
facing me again?
And beleive it or not I feel sorry for him. I do believe he only
wanted to save my cat, but he made some bad choices thats for sure.
This is going to be a tough call for me to make. I consider myself to
be an extremely compassionate person, and I am always willing to give
others the benefit of the doubt, but this was just beyond cruel. My
eyes are puffy and red from crying so much for days, and all I can do
is stare at the walls and go through the motions during the day. I am
completely numb.....I am trying to feel grateful that I have Abby
back, but am scared to get my hopes up for fear of having to face her
death again. I cant help but wonder how many others he has done this
too.

Amy

Cat Protector
January 27th 04, 05:25 AM
Well right now you have to have the courage to go after this this guy
legally. If you don't do anything now this vet will most likely do this to
other people and their cats. What he did was cruel. A good vet would have
told you there was hope of recovery and would have set things in motion for
that. Now get a lawyer and take Abby to a new vet for a diagnosis. You might
also consider a holistic vet.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> Darnit, I read some of these messages after I returned from the vet. I
> did'nt have anyone there with me.
> One of the hardest things about this is I feel totally betrayed by a
> man I really liked, and trusted. He had always been good to my pets
> and had taken great care of them. How could he even have thought about
> facing me again?
> And beleive it or not I feel sorry for him. I do believe he only
> wanted to save my cat, but he made some bad choices thats for sure.
> This is going to be a tough call for me to make. I consider myself to
> be an extremely compassionate person, and I am always willing to give
> others the benefit of the doubt, but this was just beyond cruel. My
> eyes are puffy and red from crying so much for days, and all I can do
> is stare at the walls and go through the motions during the day. I am
> completely numb.....I am trying to feel grateful that I have Abby
> back, but am scared to get my hopes up for fear of having to face her
> death again. I cant help but wonder how many others he has done this
> too.
>
> Amy

Cat Protector
January 27th 04, 05:25 AM
Well right now you have to have the courage to go after this this guy
legally. If you don't do anything now this vet will most likely do this to
other people and their cats. What he did was cruel. A good vet would have
told you there was hope of recovery and would have set things in motion for
that. Now get a lawyer and take Abby to a new vet for a diagnosis. You might
also consider a holistic vet.

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"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> Darnit, I read some of these messages after I returned from the vet. I
> did'nt have anyone there with me.
> One of the hardest things about this is I feel totally betrayed by a
> man I really liked, and trusted. He had always been good to my pets
> and had taken great care of them. How could he even have thought about
> facing me again?
> And beleive it or not I feel sorry for him. I do believe he only
> wanted to save my cat, but he made some bad choices thats for sure.
> This is going to be a tough call for me to make. I consider myself to
> be an extremely compassionate person, and I am always willing to give
> others the benefit of the doubt, but this was just beyond cruel. My
> eyes are puffy and red from crying so much for days, and all I can do
> is stare at the walls and go through the motions during the day. I am
> completely numb.....I am trying to feel grateful that I have Abby
> back, but am scared to get my hopes up for fear of having to face her
> death again. I cant help but wonder how many others he has done this
> too.
>
> Amy

AJ
January 27th 04, 11:26 PM
"Cat Protector" > wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Well right now you have to have the courage to go after this this guy
> legally. If you don't do anything now this vet will most likely do this to
> other people and their cats. What he did was cruel. A good vet would have
> told you there was hope of recovery and would have set things in motion for
> that. Now get a lawyer and take Abby to a new vet for a diagnosis. You might
> also consider a holistic vet.

Abby went to a new vet today. All the tests wont be in until Monday,
she offered to keep her there but I decided against it! It all felt so
surreal, like I was watching a movie. She is eating well, and
hopefully will start putting on some weight.

Amy

AJ
January 27th 04, 11:26 PM
"Cat Protector" > wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> Well right now you have to have the courage to go after this this guy
> legally. If you don't do anything now this vet will most likely do this to
> other people and their cats. What he did was cruel. A good vet would have
> told you there was hope of recovery and would have set things in motion for
> that. Now get a lawyer and take Abby to a new vet for a diagnosis. You might
> also consider a holistic vet.

Abby went to a new vet today. All the tests wont be in until Monday,
she offered to keep her there but I decided against it! It all felt so
surreal, like I was watching a movie. She is eating well, and
hopefully will start putting on some weight.

Amy

LeeAnne
January 28th 04, 03:13 PM
You should contact the humane society and ask them if that person (the tech)
that brought your cat in comes in there a lot to drop off animals.
That would be interesting to know.

I would take the vet up on his offer to have your cat seen by a specialist
for free - then I would never go back to your vet again and never recommend
him to ANYBODY. He should be reported. His story is ridiculous - why didn't
he leave a message? If he thought your cat would have been in good hands
going home w/a tech for the weekend then he should have left you a message
telling you that your kitty seems to be getting better, but he's sending her
home w/the tech to nurse it over the weekend. He wouldn't have wanted to
leave the cat alone in the office if it were that ill, so he trusted the
tech to take it home and watch it. (well, that's the story anyway).

Or, he may have screwed up and put the WRONG cat to sleep and sent your cat
to a shelter by accident. If they had a stray in the office that needed to
go to the shelter, maybe it looked like Abby? Maybe they put that one down
by mistake and shipped yours off?

Don't feel sorry for him no matter what - he's only ****ed because he got
caught doing something very wrong.

LeeAnne

"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> Darnit, I read some of these messages after I returned from the vet. I
> did'nt have anyone there with me.
> One of the hardest things about this is I feel totally betrayed by a
> man I really liked, and trusted. He had always been good to my pets
> and had taken great care of them. How could he even have thought about
> facing me again?
> And beleive it or not I feel sorry for him. I do believe he only
> wanted to save my cat, but he made some bad choices thats for sure.
> This is going to be a tough call for me to make. I consider myself to
> be an extremely compassionate person, and I am always willing to give
> others the benefit of the doubt, but this was just beyond cruel. My
> eyes are puffy and red from crying so much for days, and all I can do
> is stare at the walls and go through the motions during the day. I am
> completely numb.....I am trying to feel grateful that I have Abby
> back, but am scared to get my hopes up for fear of having to face her
> death again. I cant help but wonder how many others he has done this
> too.
>
> Amy

LeeAnne
January 28th 04, 03:13 PM
You should contact the humane society and ask them if that person (the tech)
that brought your cat in comes in there a lot to drop off animals.
That would be interesting to know.

I would take the vet up on his offer to have your cat seen by a specialist
for free - then I would never go back to your vet again and never recommend
him to ANYBODY. He should be reported. His story is ridiculous - why didn't
he leave a message? If he thought your cat would have been in good hands
going home w/a tech for the weekend then he should have left you a message
telling you that your kitty seems to be getting better, but he's sending her
home w/the tech to nurse it over the weekend. He wouldn't have wanted to
leave the cat alone in the office if it were that ill, so he trusted the
tech to take it home and watch it. (well, that's the story anyway).

Or, he may have screwed up and put the WRONG cat to sleep and sent your cat
to a shelter by accident. If they had a stray in the office that needed to
go to the shelter, maybe it looked like Abby? Maybe they put that one down
by mistake and shipped yours off?

Don't feel sorry for him no matter what - he's only ****ed because he got
caught doing something very wrong.

LeeAnne

"AJ" > wrote in message
om...
> Darnit, I read some of these messages after I returned from the vet. I
> did'nt have anyone there with me.
> One of the hardest things about this is I feel totally betrayed by a
> man I really liked, and trusted. He had always been good to my pets
> and had taken great care of them. How could he even have thought about
> facing me again?
> And beleive it or not I feel sorry for him. I do believe he only
> wanted to save my cat, but he made some bad choices thats for sure.
> This is going to be a tough call for me to make. I consider myself to
> be an extremely compassionate person, and I am always willing to give
> others the benefit of the doubt, but this was just beyond cruel. My
> eyes are puffy and red from crying so much for days, and all I can do
> is stare at the walls and go through the motions during the day. I am
> completely numb.....I am trying to feel grateful that I have Abby
> back, but am scared to get my hopes up for fear of having to face her
> death again. I cant help but wonder how many others he has done this
> too.
>
> Amy

AJ
January 30th 04, 08:41 PM
Hello everyone, just wanted to update all thoose who were following
the thread about my kitty Abby AKA The Lazarus cat LOL.
I am thrilled to report that my new vet phoned today, she received all
blood work back on Abby, and everything is NORMAL!!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!
She is our little miracle cat! She is going for an ultrasound in two
weeks just to check her kidneys again, last vet said her kidneys were
abnormal. Anyway the new vet gave me the go ahead to tell the kids
that our Abby is fine and at this point there is no reason to believe
otherwise. We will cherish every day we have with our Abby girl. Just
wanted to update. Thank you all for your support. We are still
undecided about how we will deal with our original vet, but right now
we are just feeling grateful!

Amy

AJ
January 30th 04, 08:41 PM
Hello everyone, just wanted to update all thoose who were following
the thread about my kitty Abby AKA The Lazarus cat LOL.
I am thrilled to report that my new vet phoned today, she received all
blood work back on Abby, and everything is NORMAL!!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!
She is our little miracle cat! She is going for an ultrasound in two
weeks just to check her kidneys again, last vet said her kidneys were
abnormal. Anyway the new vet gave me the go ahead to tell the kids
that our Abby is fine and at this point there is no reason to believe
otherwise. We will cherish every day we have with our Abby girl. Just
wanted to update. Thank you all for your support. We are still
undecided about how we will deal with our original vet, but right now
we are just feeling grateful!

Amy

Bill
January 30th 04, 08:58 PM
Yeahhhhhh!!!!!!!! AWESOME

AJ wrote:
> Hello everyone, just wanted to update all thoose who were following
> the thread about my kitty Abby AKA The Lazarus cat LOL.
> I am thrilled to report that my new vet phoned today, she received all
> blood work back on Abby, and everything is NORMAL!!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!
> She is our little miracle cat! She is going for an ultrasound in two
> weeks just to check her kidneys again, last vet said her kidneys were
> abnormal. Anyway the new vet gave me the go ahead to tell the kids
> that our Abby is fine and at this point there is no reason to believe
> otherwise. We will cherish every day we have with our Abby girl. Just
> wanted to update. Thank you all for your support. We are still
> undecided about how we will deal with our original vet, but right now
> we are just feeling grateful!
>
> Amy

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Bill
January 30th 04, 08:58 PM
Yeahhhhhh!!!!!!!! AWESOME

AJ wrote:
> Hello everyone, just wanted to update all thoose who were following
> the thread about my kitty Abby AKA The Lazarus cat LOL.
> I am thrilled to report that my new vet phoned today, she received all
> blood work back on Abby, and everything is NORMAL!!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!
> She is our little miracle cat! She is going for an ultrasound in two
> weeks just to check her kidneys again, last vet said her kidneys were
> abnormal. Anyway the new vet gave me the go ahead to tell the kids
> that our Abby is fine and at this point there is no reason to believe
> otherwise. We will cherish every day we have with our Abby girl. Just
> wanted to update. Thank you all for your support. We are still
> undecided about how we will deal with our original vet, but right now
> we are just feeling grateful!
>
> Amy

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