Originally Posted by nasticanasta
I already contacted the humane society and Ohio state they won't do anything.. all they suggested was to have the cat euthanized and it would cost over $100... all in all everything has boiled down to money for every single person I spoke with in the so-called "animal care" business.. what a racket...I even asked them "don't you care a poor defenseless cat is probably suffering and dying?" all I got was silence and a "sorry about that".. I am truly appalled at our veterinary services these days! So my poor Petey is going to suffer while he dies in front of me...all I can think of is to call my friend who owns guns and take Petey out to his country house and put him out of his misery...this is the saddest day ever I can't stop crying. :(
I have to ask again if you have a regular vet, not to shame you if you don't, but to put something into perspective here that I think some people forget in the heat of a situation.
I work in an office where we have people we provide services too (don't really want to talk about my profession so pardons if this is vague). If we have a longstanding patient/client/customer, who has paid in the past and who we know and trust, and they request a payment plan, we do give it. We have one guy paying us $35 a month; we have several people paying us $50 or $100 a month. However, if someone who we have never seen before walks in off the street and asks us to do $1000 (or in my field sometimes up to $20,000) of work for free with the promise to pay later, and with $0 or $100 or even $250 down, we do say no. And this is because we have learned the hard way that when you say yes to those people, you almost never see any money. It isn't that we are cruel or don't care- I do care, a lot. I have a painfully personal story I could share about someone I took a chance on and regretted it, but this is getting too long as it is.
Now, 100%, this does not make it any easier for you or your kitty when he is sick, and 100%, I really wish a vet would help you. But I think it is unfair to say it is all about money to them when they won't do free work for someone they have never met before. If they did do free work for people they'd never met before on a regular basis, they would be out of business. It isn't personal against you and it isn't money grubbing of them.
Back to your situation, please look into CareCredit as I and others have suggested. I am very sorry no one will help your cat and truly hope you will somehow manage to get him the help he needs.