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Old April 23rd 08, 03:54 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:54:52 -0700 (PDT), capricious
wrote:

On Apr 22, 3:22 pm, "cybercat" wrote:
"capricious" wrote

I am in absolutely no financial position to even have him taken in to
any vet for the most minor of a regular check-up.


Take this cat to a shelter immediately, along with your other cats.
Vet care is part of having a cat. This cat is suffering, because of
YOU.



Excuse me?!?!? How ****ing DARE you! I should take YOUR ass to the
shelter you SCUMBAG!

I have done nothing but HELP this cat as much as I could. I took him
in to my home when he was starving, then fed him and got him as
healthy as I could. Even financially strapped, I am always able to
provide them food and water. It is by no means MY fault he suddenly
became ill.

You need to take your sorry ass and go play in some freeway traffic
with your *disgusting* and *dispicable* attitude. I am begging for
help here and this is what you had the nerve to reply?? You're a
sorry excuse for a human being, period. Absolutely pitiful that I had
to read that.


YOU ARE AN IDIOT.

IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO TAKE YOUR CATS TO THE VET, TAKE THEM TO A NO KILL
SHELTER.

AND SHUT UP!!!

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Old April 23rd 08, 04:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Apr 22, 10:54 pm, [email protected]'s (Joe) wrote:
On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:54:52 -0700 (PDT), capricious




I HAVE to respond to this.

I lost my job in December and had just taken in a cat from a friend
just before losing my job. My husband became disabled fairly recently
as well.

We found a way to get the cat some much needed medical help. There is
a way, if you try. Maybe you could try researching THAT on the
Internet! How to get medical help for your cat with no money to pay
for the expenses.

There are all kinds of options if you really start to open up and look
for them.

It is all about priorities.

Call around. Call around. Call around.

You can get help for your cat if you put forth some effort.

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Old April 23rd 08, 06:36 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Apr 22, 8:48 pm, mc wrote:
On Apr 22, 10:54 pm, [email protected]'s (Joe) wrote:

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:54:52 -0700 (PDT), capricious


I HAVE to respond to this.

I lost my job in December and had just taken in a cat from a friend
just before losing my job. My husband became disabled fairly recently
as well.

We found a way to get the cat some much needed medical help. There is
a way, if you try. Maybe you could try researching THAT on the
Internet! How to get medical help for your cat with no money to pay
for the expenses.

There are all kinds of options if you really start to open up and look
for them.

It is all about priorities.

Call around. Call around. Call around.

You can get help for your cat if you put forth some effort.


Thanks for the kind replies Mary and MC. Joe you should enroll in the
same manners class as the rest of these clowns.

But, I didn't even know who to call *besides* vets. I realize now
that I should have asked specifically who else is there.

I've had experience with the vets around here when I was in a better
place financially and know they can be somewhat flexible, but usually
(and understandably) want exact payment plans (i.e. post dated checks
and so on). I have since posted this elsewhere and an actual Doctor
replied and made the great suggestion of asking if he even possibly
had a way to work it off and so on (cleaning cages, doing whatever) if
unable to financially cover things. He also suggested that there are
stray cat non-profit organizations which may take him in or assist
with the medical care. It was a different perspective on the matter
and I'm definitely going to be doing some calling around tomorrow.

It's just a very sticky (and emotional) situation and I really was
unsure what to do, I've generally had the money to just take care of
my animals. Unfortunately this is a *really* bad time in my life to
have this happen and I felt my only options were monitor him or take
him to the shelter

I just needed some help thinking outside of the box it seems.

P.S. Mary - Sneezy for the last 2 hours has been generally wandering
around the house scratching on stuff and actually meowed at me several
times. He rubbed on my leg for a good 10 solid minutes, in what I
perceived as showing his appreciation for sticking by his side and
taking care of him. He still has a small limp on his front leg (?!?!
i am so confused now lol!) but his *attitude* says he's feeling
better. Time will tell and I'm still calling around tomorrow. Best
regards.

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Old April 23rd 08, 08:01 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Apr 23, 1:36 am, capricious wrote:
On Apr 22, 8:48 pm, mc wrote:



On Apr 22, 10:54 pm, [email protected]'s (Joe) wrote:




Also, I would like to ad that veterinarians HAVE to be tough when it
comes to payments. They have to pay out of their pockets for all the
equipment we depend on when we take our cats in for diagnoses. They
have huge out of pocket costs that we may not be thinking of when we
bring our cat in to them for help. It is not fair for them to give one
person extra help when another person (like many other people on this
board) also could use a break financially. So essentially, no one
really wins here. If you can find a veterinarians office that does
somehow get contributions from people who like to give their money
away, you may get further.

But NO ONE is going to offer their services for free.

It is your job to get past that hurdle.

But it is also true that some vets, like mine, do rescue work with
cats and would rather see them in good homes than see them go without
medical help.

That is also why places like the Humane Society can sometimes offer
lower cost services in some cases as well. Many animal rescue services
rely heavily on contributions.

For that reason, if you ever have to go this route you should STRONGLY
consider giving back to these organizations when you get back on your
feet again financially.

As full as most animal rescues are, it is unlikely someone is not
going to take your cat from you without you having to pay some sort of
fee. They may very well see your need and try to help you out.

Rescue organizations are good places to start, they know the vets who
will work with you or won't...

But remember, at first, ALL vets will do everything they can to avoid
looking like they are going to do something for nothing, and it is
only right that they uphold this philosophy, or believe you me,
everyone would take advantage and as you know... That will not work!!!



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Old April 23rd 08, 08:05 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Apr 23, 3:01 am, mc wrote:
On Apr 23, 1:36 am, capricious wrote:




On a side note... I have found that many veterinarians do not make
anything close to what they would make if they were human doctors. I
have not seen that many that make a really, really good living.

Nothing compared to how much we depend upon them for our pets health.
When you factor in their expenses, vs. what they charge... not so
great.... Plus all that schooling that they are paying for too...

That is the truth!!!
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Old April 23rd 08, 06:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:25:29 -0700 (PDT), capricious
wrote:

Sneezy is a formerly-feril cat who about 6 months ago decided he was
going to make our home his home. I was okay with it as long as my 2
cats didn't mind and oddly enough, they didn't seem to. He's since
become a very loving little fellow and has been domesticating himself
VERY well. Best I've ever seen, in fact.

....

As I read your message I just cringed, because I knew that folks here
get very upset about people not being able to afford to take their
kitty to the vet. I'm with MaryL though, none of us can diagnose the
cat.

As soon as the cat started hiding I would have taken it to the vet
since that is a clear sign that something is seriously wrong. But I'm
not quite destitute so it's ok. In fact, I have to call my vet about
one of my cats who, once again, has developed amazingly stinky runny
poops. It isn't his first time.

As with MaryL, I can tell that you love the cats, so you need at least
ask some vet if there is anyone around who can give a very discounted
price to look at the kitty. Is there a local Humane Society?
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Old April 23rd 08, 07:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"dgk" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:25:29 -0700 (PDT), capricious
wrote:

Sneezy is a formerly-feril cat who about 6 months ago decided he was
going to make our home his home. I was okay with it as long as my 2
cats didn't mind and oddly enough, they didn't seem to. He's since
become a very loving little fellow and has been domesticating himself
VERY well. Best I've ever seen, in fact.

...

As I read your message I just cringed, because I knew that folks here
get very upset about people not being able to afford to take their
kitty to the vet. I'm with MaryL though, none of us can diagnose the
cat.

As soon as the cat started hiding I would have taken it to the vet
since that is a clear sign that something is seriously wrong. But I'm
not quite destitute so it's ok. In fact, I have to call my vet about
one of my cats who, once again, has developed amazingly stinky runny
poops. It isn't his first time.

As with MaryL, I can tell that you love the cats, so you need at least
ask some vet if there is anyone around who can give a very discounted
price to look at the kitty. Is there a local Humane Society?


This cat is going to die soon, if it has not already. What kind of scumbag
can watch a cat, stoic as they are, suffer that way and not hock their gd
computer or borrow money from someone to take the cat to the vet?

Think about it. What is "pokerslut" playing poker with?

Ugh. What goes around, comes around, is the only consolation.


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Old April 23rd 08, 10:46 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"capricious" wrote

I think this is a troll but not sure. 'pokerslut at beer.com'?


Wow... you think *I* might be a troll? I asked a very straight
forward question, simply asking for advice.


Apologies. I no longer think so due to the later messages, but it was a
fairly odd address and a rather wierd cat action.

Pot?
This is kettle.
He's black.


I am not a troll. Regular here now in fact.

Stupid ass *******. If you can't stay on topic, get the **** out of
here. What's with these you people on this newsgroup?!


Um, was that directed at me? No matter if so since I did say I wasnt sure
if you were legit or a troll just based on your first post and your email
address.

Meantime, the best solution I can see for your case is the one you seem to
have found which may involve you working at the vets office cleaning cages
and such for a bit. I can well understand financial adversity and the
choices one must make. You've chosen to do what you can with what you have,
and know the limits did not stretch to big vet bills. In a perfect world,
no one would ever have to chose if they wanted to save the life of a cat by
feeding it, knowing they couldnt afford vet bills, or just letting it stay
loose to die.

I'll go against the grain of several others by saying you've done as well as
you can under the circumstances you are in.

Here's one idea that *may* be possible? I make too much money to be able to
do this, but you might be able to call a local no-kill facility and tell
them what is up, then offer to feed and house a few pets in return for vet
care for your own?

The person who was caretaking of our new dog, had an arrangement like that
which they briefly mentioned. Because they took in many pets, all their own
were also covered. If you are anyplace near Norfolk VA, I can pass you
email addresses to use to ask if this is possible.


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Old April 23rd 08, 10:47 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"capricious" wrote

And to you all, I hope you feel really ****ing good after reading
about my life. You're all apparently scumbags. Forget I even asked
for anything here. I must have accidentally entered in
alt.pets.cats.and.trolls or something.

Seriously, what the **** is each of your problems? Is this how you
treat all people who come here seeking advice? Scumbags.


Please don't be so quick to react. There's some seriously good folks here.


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Old April 23rd 08, 11:09 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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The OP stated that her grandfather's prescriptions used up all of his
social security. I sent her an email telling her that there was no need
for that. Most drug companies will provide FREE medications for low
income people. All you have to do is ask.


---MIKE---
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')


 




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