Does anyone know of a group or organization that would help a really poor person with their vet bill. I am waiting to get Social Security Disability after being physically disabled ( I am unable to walk) . About a week ago I rushed one of my cats to the vet with an abcess. I had no idea he had one until it burst. I had to leave him at the vetâ€™s office so they could flush the site and cut away any dead tissue and stitch him up. When I called to check on him I was told they would have to keep him overnight. When I picked him up the next day they hit me with a $400.00 bill. Maybe I am being stupid, but I would have thought they could have at least called me to let me know that the cost was adding up. I made arrangements to pay part this month and part next month. I had planned on trying to sell some personal things (old clothes, books, ect.) in a â€œFront Porchâ€ sale. Well this morning one of my oldest cats who is a diabetic took a severe turn for the worse and I had to let her go. I have had her for 15 years and it hurt so much to let her go because I knew I could not pay for expensive treatment (her bowel became impacted) The bill for letting her go was over one hundred twenty dollars. I have no idea how I am going to pay for any of this if I do not sell enough things at the Front porch sale. I have zero dollars coming in. I am unable to work and my husband left me several months ago. I live in a rural area and I took both of them to the cheapest vet in the area. So if anyone knows of any organization that would help a really poor person with a vet bill, or if any one knows of a legal way I could raise some money I would appreciate the information. As it is I have already cut my own meals back to one a day and have not been able to refill any of my own prescriptions. I know I should find homes for my other cats, give them to someone who can afford to take care of them but at this point in my life they ARE all I have left. Thank you for any information that you can share with me.
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5/31/05 at 4:20pm