Cat Passed away
On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:09:10 -0700 (PDT), Charles Devlin
We brought our cat into the Vet today for minor eye surgery ( lower eye lid).
Our cat (Phoebe) was 8 years old, and in good health. 5 hours later, the Vet called to say he was very sorry, but Phoebe passed away after surgery. My wife and I are devastated. We used all our savings to pay for the surgery to keep Phoebe's sight intact. Our only income is a small pension and social security.
The Vet wants the charges paid in full (487.00), plus $100.00 extra for attempting resuscitation and $200.00 for cremation which we haven't authorized.
Since we can't pay all of this up front, and we haven't picked her up for burial yet (they are closed for the evening), should we ask them to lower some of the charges? They seem rather closed to this idea when they called.
Sorry to hear about Phoebe. Don't jump into anything. Call the
Humane Society or ASPCA. That sounds like a very high charge
considering the totality of the circumstances. Get more advice!
Get the facts. Tell them that you cannot afford to pay that amount,
can they lower it or help out in some way?